For more than 15 years, the Enriching Community Lives program through Community Enterprises of St. Clair County has helped adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities experience many different activities, and the group is now enrolling for the fall semester. The semester runs from October through the end of March. Services are offered Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. According to the Community Enterprises website, the program encourages community inclusion, greater independence, and increased self-esteem.
Associate Director of the Community Enterprises Carrie Kerbrat said the program has evolved over the years. Around 200 people per week participate in the program activities. Kerbrat said the most popular activity by far is bowling at the Zebra Lounge in Port Huron. Using the organization’s staff and 20 vehicles, the program also takes participants to the YMCA for swimming or fitness. Other opportunities include art, pottery, theatre, sign language, and more. The program is funded through St. Clair County Community Mental Health (CMH).