Skill Building Assistance

Skill Building Assistance


8:00 AM TO 5:00 PM

Transportation to and from skill building sites is covered by Medicaid.

Journey To Independence - 227 E. Sanilac Ave., Sandusky, Michigan

The Journey Skill Center program offers skill building, physical and occupational therapy and pre-vocational training for individuals diagnosed with intellectual disabilities and mental illness and who require a moderate to high level of assistance and oversight.  Services at this site are presented in an environment that emphasizes sensory awareness and responsiveness, motor skill development, interpersonal skills, communication, personal care, basic daily living skills, health and safety.  The goal is to improve or maintain health, mobility, basic skills, social interaction, and self-control.

Small classroom settings offer a variety of classes that focus on increasing an individual’s knowledge of and capacity for community integration, independence, productivity and vocational training, together with socialization and adaptive and self-help skills.  Physical and/or Occupational Therapy is available for those participants who have a specific, person-centered goal to maintain or increase mobility, independence, motor skills and sensory awareness.

Creative Enterprises - 400 Green Acres Dr., Sandusky, Michigan

Work preparatory services generally consist of assembly work for area factories, paper shredding, product packaging, paper folding and envelope stuffing.  In addition, production of products made within the program under the name "Elk Creek Candles and More" takes place.  This program is aimed at teaching individuals problem solving skills, safety, attendance, completion of a task and responsibility.

SanCo Industries - 400 Green Acres Dr., Sandusky, Michigan

The vocational program at Sanilac CMH encompasses a group of employment skill training options.  One of those programs is SanCo Industries.  Since 1974, SanCo Industries has been providing vocational training for individuals with disabilities.  The focus is placed upon developing work place skills which enhance independence, productivity, and greater employment opportunities.

Over the years, SanCo Industries has performed various manufacturing functions for area businesses.  Some of those contracts have included wire harness assembly, literature folding, parts sorting and bagging, as well as parts assembly.

At SanCo Industries, we continue to search for opportunities to provide area businesses with high quality, cost effective manufacturing support.  The very high standards exhibited in the pride and workmanship of our trainees, make us confident in fulfilling the needs of our customers.