Community Day Services


Copa Health’s Community Day Services program is designed to assist individuals to maximize their independence and choices through building personal, social and pre-employment competencies to live full and productive lives. Services provide community integration opportunities and provide experiential learning opportunities to increase daily living skills, social skills, use/availability of community resources, pre-vocational skills, community engagement and awareness. Individuals participate in volunteerism, recreational activities, social skills practice, broadening educational activities and community involvement. Individuals can choose part-time or full time programs.

Happy Families…

“Stephen and I had our breakfast at Denny’s on Sunday morning plus the visit and his ‘buying spree’ at The Dollar Store. Knowing him, I bet he told you all about it!  I cannot say enough about the change in him. He projects happiness, friendliness, good thought process and confidence. Again, I want to express my appreciation for all that the day program staff did to make this last move possible. He has returned to us once again and I am so thankful. Take pride in what your group has accomplished as there is no comparison to the Stephen that Linda and I brought to you in year 2011. I just had to share this with you."
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Phyllis
A Very Happy Mom

Copa Health provides Community Day Services (CDS) to over 180 adults at three state of the art technology locations. Depending on the size of the site, individuals are offered activity choices providing skill reinforcement/education in five major areas of human development: cognitive, social/emotional, gross motor, fine motor and self-help.

Activities are designed to be age and developmentally appropriate. Support is given for individuals to access shopping, transportation, recreation, community events, sporting events and museums. Each program location features Smart Boards, iPads, sensory equipment rooms, music therapy and professionally instructed Zumba classes. Day programs teach proper nutrition, the importance of exercise, how to manage one’s health, money skills and cooking.  Many of the individuals who participate in Copa Health’s day programs have a health and wellness goal to enhance their quality of life.

Person-centered planning teams meet periodically though the year to discuss an individual’s choices, assessment, goals and future plans along with what services are needed to support these accomplishments. Along with the assessment results, an individual program plan guides future services. One by one, skills are acquired, independence is increased and accomplishments abound.

Close to 20% of those served split their week between day and employment services. Becoming more self-sufficient through work skill development is a goal of Copa Health Day Services. Transitioning more than ten percent of those served into a work setting is an annual program goal.

Copa Connect

Copa Connect offers respite care to families traveling in Maricopa County. Families with children on the autism spectrum can obtain respite care for an outing with or without their child at one of Copa Health’s facilities, their hotel or other autism-certified sites throughout the county.
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The Villages

The Villages Programs, East and West, combine with our Wellness Centers at 7th St in Phoenix and Marc Ridge in Mesa to provide unique and powerful programs that address the behavioral health needs of our members. 

Our Villages-Wellness settings are staffed with behavioral health and peer support specialists that provide activities and experiences promoting health and wellness for the whole person. Copa Health utilizes the eight dimensions of wellness from SAMHSA and integrated psychiatric recovery principles to ensure the best outcomes for our members.