As an agency of the Rappahannock Area Community Services Board for more than 35 years, Rappahannock Adult Activity, Inc. (RAAI) provides community-based day support services to adults with intellectual disability. At RAAI, we strive to provide person-centered programming with an emphasis on positive behavioral supports, utilizing each individual’s strengths to the best of their ability.
We believe that the best way for our participants to further the ARC of Virginia’s vision of “a life like yours” is to become actively participating members of their community. To assist them in this aspect of their lives we endeavor to provide our participants with opportunities to utilize their community, learn from their community, and educate their community. Our participants believe that being part of the community means giving back. Throughout the year, RAAI participants have contributed over 2,000 hours of service to more than 20 community businesses and organizations.
Our Horticulture Program is another way that participants contribute to the give and take of community life. Participants enjoy the opportunity to grow and care for plants in the fully functional greenhouse. They work hand in hand with our Horticulture Specialist and take pride in providing the community with high quality plants. Three different seasonal crops are available: Spring Bedding (annuals, herbs, and vegetables); Pansies and Mums (fall); and Poinsettias (winter).
Our beautiful plants are the main attraction for Mayfest, our annual fundraiser. This event gives our community a chance to meet RAAI participants and learn about our program.
The RAAI participants enjoy health and wellness opportunities at local YMCAs.
We collaborated with Spotsylvania Vocational Center to make dog biscuits that were donated to the local SPCA.
Recreational activities include swimming, shopping, movies, concerts, and eating out.