Happy Birthday, S.T.A.R.S.!

March 31, 2021 marked the five-year anniversary of Goodwill’s S.T.A.R.S. program. A celebration event was held at both the Fort Worth and Grapevine locations for participants.

An acronym for Skills Training Achieves Results, S.T.A.R.S. is a unique day habilitation program for adults with significant disabilities. This innovative program recreates daily living scenarios through an interactive, realistic environment. Participants rotate between different places such as the apartment, general store, town square, art studio, and fitness center. Each different place gives participants a chance to learn real-life skills while having fun and interacting with other staff and participants at the same time. This program uses a curriculum designed to help participants overcome their disadvantages and achieve maximum independence in the long run.

S.T.A.R.S. was the first program of its kind in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and third in the nation. Learn more at www.GoodwillFortWorth.org/STARS.