At The Center for Life Enrichment, our mission is to provide programs and support services that will increase the vocational and personal potential of individuals with disabilities.
To provide individuals we support with access to community opportunities to the same degree as individuals without disabilities
- Life Choices
- Employment (Competitive and Integrated)
- Recreation and Leisure activities
Christmas Tree Sale to Benefit TCLE/Individuals with Disabilities
TCLE’s Christmas Tree Sale begins December 1st! Help support individuals with disabilities by purchasing your Christmas tree at TCLE! We always have a beautiful assortment of freshly cut Douglas & Frazer Fir Trees of all sizes! We are also selling 10″ freshly cut Douglas Fir wreaths! Come see us in December & find your perfect tree! Please click on the Christmas Tree Flyer below for more information/details.
AMAZING People Doing AMAZING Things
October is Disability Employment Month!
Thank you to the following employers and volunteer agencies that provide opportunities to individuals with disabilities at The Center for Life Enrichment!
Employers & Years Employed
|Angler’s Restaurant||2 years|
|Arby’s (Charlotte Hall, MD)||16 years|
|Arby’s (Leonardtown, MD)||9 years|
|Bert’s 50’s Diner||9 years|
|Blondie’s Baking Company|
|Buffalo Wild Wings||5 years|
|Burchmart (Leonardtown, MD)||8 years|
|Burger King (California, MD)||10 years|
|Calvert County Public Schools|
|Cheeseburger in Paradise||10 years|
|Chick-fil-A (California, MD)||16 years|
|College of Southern Maryland|
|Commissary (Patuxent River, MD)|
|CPF Underground Utilities|
|Dry Dock Restaurant|
|Dunkin Donuts (Charlotte Hall, MD)||5 years|
|Food Lion (Leonardtown, MD)||8 years|
|Giant (California, MD)||5 years|
|Giant (Lusby, MD)||9 years|
|Holiday Inn (California, MD)||1 year|
|Holiday Inn (Solomons, MD)||20+ years|
|Panera Bread (Prince Frederick, MD)|
|Safeway (Prince Frederick, MD)|
|St. Mary’s Landing||11 years|
|State Highway Administration (La Plata, MD)|
|State Highway Administration (Prince Frederick, MD)|
|Traders Seafood Steak & Ale|
|Walgreens (Lusby, MD)|
|Wawa (Prince Frederick, MD)|
|Weis (Prince Frederick, MD)|
|Wendy’s (California, MD)||5 years|
|Ye Olde Town Café||6 years|
Volunteer Placements & Years of Service
|American Legion Stallings-Williams Post 206|
|Calvert County Nursing Center|
|Calvert County Public Libraries|
|Calvert Marine Museum|
|Calvert Memorial Hospital|
|Charlotte Hall Veterans Home||10 years|
|Food Pantry at Full Gospel Assembly of God|
|Humane Society of Calvert County|
|Meals on Wheels||15 years|
|Quality Inn (Solomons, MD)||1 year|
|St. Mary’s County Health Department||15 years|
|St. Mary’s County Public Libraries||15 years|
|St. Mary’s Hospital||14 years|
|Sweet Sue’s Bake Shop & Coffee|
Check out Melanie’s Facebook page and learn more about her snack business! Do you have a business in Southern Maryland that needs a snack delivery service?!? Melanie’s Pick Me Up Snacks is your snack needs solution!!!
The Calvert County Fair may have been a washout this year, but it didn’t stop TCLE from visiting Thomas Smith’s pipe-cleaner art display on Thursday, September 29, 2016. Thomas won first and third place for his amazing pipe-cleaner art. Way to go, Thomas!!!
Congratulations to Employee of the Quarter, Jamie McCreery!!! Jamie has really jumped in with both feet and embraced the TCLE Mission and Vision statements. After a meeting in her program area regarding the new initiatives to get participants involved in the community, Jamie was able to secure several new volunteer placements for our participants. She was able to utilize many of her own contacts in order to do so. This fit right in with the ideas that were discussed in the recent in-service training. While not only are these placements out in the community, the placements also fit directly in line with some of the preferences of the participants she is working with. Some of these placements include working at 2 different local marinas and a local animal rescue. Even though she hasn’t been able to secure enough placements to fill out an entire weekly schedule, this has not stopped her from finding other community integrated activities for her group to participate in. One place that the participants in her group really enjoyed was a recent trip to a local Alpaca farm. She has really embraced the TCLE vision statement and also her role at the VVII store. She has set a very high bar for other CLS groups moving forward, as TCLE works toward the Employment First initiative. Jamie, thanks so much for all of your hard work and dedication to meet TCLE’s mission!
Vintage Values in California, MD is NOW OPEN!!!
The Center for Life Enrichment is proud to announce the opening of our Vintage Values Store in California Maryland (formerly the Flooring America Store) located next to the Firehouse Subs Restaurant. The store opened July 23, 2016 and donations are now being accepted at this location. The store hours are 9:00am to 5:00pm Monday-Saturday; closed Sundays. (Location 22755 Maple Road Lexington Park MD (Located next to Firehouse Subs)
Our store in Lexington Park will remain open throughout the summer with limited hours; please call the Lexington Park store for hours at 301-737-4884.
Don’t forget to visit our other store locations in Leonardtown, Mechanicsville, and Prince Frederick too!
Community with a Cause ! THANK YOU
TCLE would like to thank Pastor Donald Geller and the congregation from the United Methodist Church for their generous donation. The money received will go towards the purchasing of a motor vehicle. TCLE is currently raising money so that we can purchase a number of vehicles that will be used for providing supports for community integration. If you wish to learn more about how you can help please contact us email@example.com – if you would like to learn about Community with a Cause contact Pastor Donald Geller at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit http://www.community-umchurch.com/
Please click for MACS 2016 Legislative Wrap-Up Report
Sal Squadron 255 Annual Pig Roast & Backyard BBQ Competition
TCLE would like to THANK the American Legion Post 255 in Ridge Maryland for supporting us at the annual Pig Roast and Backyard BBQ– Proceeds from this event will support TCLE with purchasing of vehicles for our program areas. It is community organizations such as the American Legion Post that makes living and working in St. Mary’s County so rewarding!!!
Participants & Families
Vintage Values Customers:
TCLE is trying to gauge our customer service by gathering information from our customers. We are always looking for better ways to improve your shopping experience and we would like for our customers to complete the survey below. By completing this survey we will be able to take the information gathered so that we can better serve you. Those who complete the survey will be entitled to a store voucher which can be redeemed at any of our store locations! Thank you
Attention families/participants receiving ISS or PS services!!!
Please take this short satisfaction survey and let TCLE know how we are doing! We appreciate your feedback!
TCLE Closings 2016-2017
TCLE Closings 2016-2017
- June 10, 2016: In-service Training Day
- July 4, 2016: Independence Day
- September 5, 2016: Labor Day
- October 10, 2016: Columbus Day
- November 11, 2016: Veterans Day
- November 24, 2016: Thanksgiving
- November 25, 2016: Thanksgiving
- December 23, 2016: Christmas Eve (Falls on Saturday)
- December 26, 2016: Christmas (Falls on Sunday)
- January 2, 2017: News Year Day (Falls on Sunday)
- January 16, 2017: Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- February 20, 2017: Presidents Day
- March 24, 2017: In-service Training Day
- April 14, 2017: Good Friday
- May 29, 2017: Memorial Day
- June 9, 2017: In-service Training Day
Please note that this schedule could change in the event that we experience an unusual amount of inclement weather days- TCLE will send out reminders for all closures via Dial My Calls- If we do not have or if your phone number has changed please notify the office – Thank you
Any questions concerning the schedule please contact our office at 301-373-8100