Project Independence (PI), established in 1975, was Vermont’s first adult day center. We serve adults from Washington and northern Orange counties. PI provides a warm, stimulating, and home-like atmosphere for individuals to spend the day engaging with others in a safe community, through activities, exercise, entertainment, and delicious meals. We are fondly called “the club”, and a “big family”.
Participants of PI include younger adults with disabilities and elder adults. These unique individuals come from diverse backgrounds with varying degrees of needs (physical, intellectual, and/or emotional) and have a desire to enhance or maintain their independence through social and community engagement. They are often folks who would otherwise be isolated, or whose independence may have lessened at home due to chronic illness, a disability, or advanced age.
Our skilled professional staff members lead creative activities and provide individualized care in a way that respects each person as they are and accepts disabilities and challenges as a universal part of being human.
If you wonder what it’s like at PI, let us schedule a time for you to come for lunch and a visit. You won’t regret it!
Project Independence also supports caregivers in our communities in a number of dynamic ways, such as our Caregiver Support Group.
Project Independence is located at 81 N. Main St. in Barre, VT and is open Monday through Friday from 7 am to 4 pm.