Day Program

Our Approach 

Using a person-centered approach, House of Welcome's Day Program offers structured, therapeutic, small-group activities in a comfortable, home-like setting. Creative arts therapies are a unique feature of our programming. Participants enjoy meaningful activities and friendships, while caregivers benefit from time on their own. Family caregivers are also provided supportive case management services. 

Participants & Family Members

Participants tell us how much it means to them to be part of a group where they are respected and valued and to be involved in activities that give meaning to their lives. Family members echo these sentiments and also tell us that it brings them peace of mind.

“When my husband and I went to the interview for him to join the Day Program, he was told he could bring his trombone, and that was the grabber for him. He absolutely loved the music portion of the day at HOW and would refer to it as ‘rehearsal.’ I was so impressed by the way Gil was treated at HOW.” ~Carolyn Krulee 

Building Updates—Video Tour

  • New HVAC air filtration system with ultraviolet lights
  • Higher efficiency filters for cleaner air
  • Frequent sanitization of restrooms & commonly touched surfaces
  • Updated fresh new look

Sessions & Rates

Families can choose from morning, afternoon or or full-day options. Participants must attend a minimum of 2 sessions per week. To secure a spot, a 1-month payment in advance is required.

Morning: 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.—$100/day; includes lunch

Afternoon: 1 to 5 p.m.—$100/day

Full Day: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.—$150/day; includes lunch 

COVID-19 Vaccination Required

All HOW staff is fully vaccinated. For the safety of participants and staff, we require that all participants be fully vaccinated before joining the Day Program.

How to Enroll


Funds (in whole/part) for this program were provided through an award from AgeOptions through grants from the Illinois Department on Aging and/or Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services under Title III of the Older Americans Act.