Document Type

Capstone Project (Open Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Human and Health Services, Double Concentration in Social Work and Community Health


Hope Services is an agency that focuses on supporting the community of adults with developmental disabilities. The work there focuses on finding employment avenues for the clients. This population faces difficulty in finding employment opportunities on their own and rely on these services for these resources. Everyone deserves the right to build an income and experience working in their lives. A disability or any obstacle shouldn’t prohibit a person of this opportunity. Due to an overdue stigma towards this group, they have to constantly prove they are fit to work and be productive assets in the workforce. This leads to the consequence of being discriminated against, not being able to get exposure in work settings, and not having the possibility to support themselves financially. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, many people were faced with the harsh reality of not being able to work anymore. This puts an already at-risk population more susceptible to lack of employment opportunities. Moving forward to self-regard, a workout regimen was created to instill confidence in these adults and promote their general health during unprecedented times. The participants took a liking to the workout sessions and expressed their enthusiasm of being a part of it. The workout regimen was done for the clients because many needed the external help to gear their attention back to their fitness and learn adequate skills to perform these movements in the future.