Building successful lives - one client at a time

Brief History of the Providence Life Skills Center (PLSC)

In 2000, the Providence Life Skills Center was developed as adjunct facility to a day treatment
program for children and in conjunction with the graduation of one of the day program's more
challenging children into adult services.

Objectives of PLSC

The primary objective of PLSC is to teach and train functional life skills (independent living skills,
self-help skills, and social skills) in severely disabled adults.  In addition to functional life skills, staff
teaches vocational skills to promote the most independent lifestyle possible.

Program Description

Currently, the adults in the PLSC program have a variety of diagnoses ranging from self-injurious
behavior to autism and schizophrenia.  Our highly trained staff works with the individuals on
functional living skills and vocational skills.  Moreover, a main component of the program is
community-based instruction (CBI), which promotes the generalization of skills into the community.


We actively engage our adults in multi-sensory and multi-faceted learning experiences that not only
aid in the teaching of skills, but also promote generalization to the community.  The task work
resembles real life situations and scenarios as much as possible.  For example, PLSC has a "class
store" where students can purchase goods and/or bag groceries.  One important component of our
program is community-based instruction (CBI).  CBI gives the students an opportunity to generalize
life and social skills while experiencing Houston area sights that many handicapped individuals often
don't experience.  The students go to the movies, to grocery stores, and to local restaurants.  We
have had CBI's to Miller Outdoor Theatre and taken a ride on the Metro Light Rail.  Not only do
these excursions make school more fun for the students, they also stimulate generalization of skills,
incidental learning and communication.

Services Offered
  • Extended day

  • Holiday care

  • Free psychiatric consultations

  • Individual and family counseling

  • Reintegration training
Life Skills Center Calendar
Providence Treatment Center
311 Present Street
Missouri City, TX  77489
(281) 208-1117 phone
(281) 208-0047 fax

Anita M. Venditti, Owner/Director
Contact Anita Venditti
Life Skills Center
Click here for a printable Life Skills brochure
Vocational projects made by the
students of PTC and the
adults from the Life Skills
program can be purchased at
Treasure Hunters Gallery,
304 Morton Street,
Richmond, TX.
To visit the web site,
click on the link below.
Treasure Hunters Gallery