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Who We Are

Our goal is to create a place for each member they enjoy and be able to expand their exposure, develop, and grow.  They can socialize with peers and create new and lasting friendships with peers and staff. Scheduled times are as needed by each member, and a program is developed based on the needs of the members and those caring for them. We have extended hours so that those working may use our adult day care service as a place for supervision that is safe as well as fun for the member.
Our mission is "to provide a stress-free environment for everyone connected to the program, and offer participants the opportunity to complete tasks and participate in the community as independently as they can."

Group of 4U members standing in front of a large cow statue

Our History

4U Adult Day Service is a program dedicated to empowering its members and fostering community engagement, had its beginnings in Portage County in October 2007. The Portage County location marked the program's inaugural steps, occupying a substantial 6,000-square-foot space that houses both the program and its administrative offices.

4U provides its members with opportunities to learn and utilize public transportation, further enhancing their independence. Members have the chance to explore various area attractions, including the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, the Portage County Public Library, and the many parks that the community has to offer.

The commitment to community engagement extended to volunteer opportunities, with members participating in a regular route program, and partnering with Meals on Wheels in Portage County. This initiative allowed members to contribute to the community by assisting individuals who were unable to access balanced meals easily.

In May 2011, 4U expanded its reach to Wood County, specifically on 8th Street South in Wisconsin Rapids, WI. This location, conveniently situated across the street from Witter Field, offered easy accessibility to the city's amenities and attractions. Over the years, the program experienced growth in both membership numbers and the spaces it utilized.

Now, the Wood County program is located on Pepper Ave in Wisconsin Rapids and continues to provide tailored community-based experiences on a larger scale than its Stevens Point counterpart. Staff at this location leveraged the resources available in Wisconsin Rapids, such as the YMCA, volunteering opportunities with the Humane Society, and visits to various attractions like the zoo, parks, the river, and local businesses. The expansion into Wisconsin Rapids marked a significant step in 4U's journey, promoting community engagement and empowerment for its members.

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The 4U Facilities

Both our Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids locations are open and without barriers to those with physical challenges.  We make every attempt to offer an atmosphere that is comfortable and homey. The set-up is done with the idea of working on Activities of Daily Living (ADL's) as well as providing a level of comfort and a sense of belonging.

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What people say

We do everything in our power to ensure we offer one of the best programs for our members and their families. We are grateful for each one of you! Leave us a review today!

I could not be more pleased with 4U Day Service. The staff is outstanding. I feel like they really care about my daughter and everyone who comes there. They listen to my concerns and have even made changes based on those. They serve nutritious snacks. They have so many parties, crafts, activities, and outings that it amazes me. I'm even a little jealous!!

Mary McCafferty

My daughter has been attending the 4U Day Service Program for approximately two years. Her day begins at 9 am and ends at 3 pm two days a week. Each day there are planned activities that occur either in-house or within the community. the clients are also encouraged to be independent by creating their own activities or sharing time with other individuals within the program. The 4U staff are a respective and caring crew that works as a team to make the 4U experience good for all individuals attending the program. My daughter looks forward to her time at 4U which, in it's self, is a tribute to the organization.

Pauline Walker

My husband, Kory, and I visited your facility in Wisconsin Rapids with Sprocket, the therapy dog. I wanted to say how amazing the staff is there. Kory and I have had the ability to visit many facilities while visiting with therapy dogs and we both think the Wisconsin Rapids location is wonderful and welcoming. The staff there seems to have a marvelous relationship with the members and treat them like friends or family. It truly is an amazing thing to see.

Jenny Paukner

When a special needs child is born into a family, many new challenges and concerns arise. One of the biggest concerns parents face is what will happen when the child is an adult and is no longer eligible for school programs. For our family, the 4U program became the answer to that question. This program is staffed by knowledgeable and caring individuals. Creative programming that includes activities and outings is available on a five-day-a-week basis. There is schedule flexibility and a genuine feeling of love and understanding for all participating members. Our family could not be happier and are so appreciative that this program is available.

Debra Brey

4U has been a blessing to us. Our son has learned so much and enjoys going there every day. The staff is wonderful and very patient.

Barb Georgeson