Kelley Cares Foundation

Mission

The Kelley Cares Foundation is a mission of love for our dear daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin and friend. Kelley Swanson was a vibrant, fun-loving and energetic young woman who left us too early. 

Kelley was a very active volunteer for the Therapeutic Recreation Program's Youth Opportunity Sports program from the fourth grade through her graduation from T.C. Williams. Kelley hoped to continue on with her work with those in the community with special needs while in college. This Foundation was formed to carry on Kelley's civic-minded spirit and her desire to make people aware of the need for inclusion regardless of ability. 

Kelley Cares Foundation Wish List

About

The Therapeutic Recreation Program provides a full array of programs and services for residents with disabilities. From specialized therapeutic recreation programs to inclusion support to full inclusion, residents with disabilities can choose programs that meet their interests and needs. The Department complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). 

Therapeutic Recreation programs emphasize learning and developing recreational skills, identifying personal recreation and leisure interests, increasing self-awareness and socialization skills, and learning life skills necessary to access community recreation programs. Activities are geared toward allowing participants to test their abilities and increase their self-confidence while participating in activities of their choice.

The goals of the Therapeutic Recreation Program are as follows: 

  • To expand knowledge of the leisure and recreational opportunities and resources available in the community
  • To promote the physical, emotional and social growth and development of each participant
  • To motivate and encourage participation in recreational activities
  • To provide opportunities for social interaction through the use of leisure activities and programs 

For more information about their services, please contact: 

The Therapeutic Recreation Program, 1108 Jefferson St., Alexandria, VA, 703.519.3353, jackie.person@alexandriava.gov

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