The Day Activity Center was the first step along the vocational service continuum. A 1979 study by the U.S. Department of Labor, and the California Department of Finance established that people had a long wait to move to the next "higher level program."
|Program||Average wait to move to the next highest level||% of clients moving to the higher level during a year|
|Day Activity Center||37 Years||2.7%|
|Work Activity Center / Sheltered Workshop||10 Years||7.4% moved to competitive jobs 3% moved to a regular program center|
|Regular Program Center||9 Years||11.3%|