Lifestyle

Breckenridge Village of Tyler offers a warm, safe, family-like setting that promotes individual development and independence on a tranquil 70-acre campus just west of Tyler, Texas. BVT programs are thoughtfully designed to help our residents achieve and maintain developmentally-appropriate skills which enable them to function successfully in family, group living, and community settings.
 

On-Campus Activities

Residents are provided a variety of vocational or pre-vocational training opportunities, such as horticulture, candle-making, knitting, journalism, art, exercise, water aerobics, sports, musical lessons, swimming, fishing, Wii Fit, Action Club sponsored by the Kiwanis Club, and other recreational activities. The residents of BVT also occasionally work on a packaging contract for Summit Industries.

Off-Campus Activities

Residents are provided with a variety of off-campus activities, such as bowling, movies, eating out, utilizing the Boys & Girls Club of East Texas facility, visiting local libraries, and attending plays, musicals and concerts. Our residents also participate in Special Olympics, the ARC Funlover’s Dance, the Crystal Ball, and Walk A Mile for a Special Child.

Community Service

BVT residents are very involved in community service projects and participate in a variety of programs such as Meals on Wheels, The Good Samaritan Outreach, Welcome Home Soldier, PATH, East Texas Food Bank, visiting local nursing homes, St. Paul’s Foundation, and stuffing bulletins at Green Acres Church. The villagers have provided volunteer support to several other non-profit organizations in and around Tyler.

A Growth Environment

A number of processes combine to provide residents maximum opportunity for growth and development:

  • Experiencing a broad range of creative avenues for self-expression such as athletics, dance, drama, arts, crafts, and music.
  • Relating meaningfully to others through supervised group experiences.
  • Practicing life skills such as grooming, brushing teeth, washing clothes, counting money, paying for purchases, and using computers.
  • Practicing social skills such as table manners, ordering from a menu in restaurants, and acting appropriately when at church or out in the community.
  • Working together and helping others through hands-on involvement in vocational and community service projects.

This multi-faceted environment nurtures self-esteem, enhances self-expression and recognizes the individuality of each resident of BVT. For more information about the enriching activities available at BVT, take a virtual tour of our campus and browse our directory of campus facilities.

For more information about the enriching activities available at BVT, take a virtual tour of our campus and browse our directory of campus facilities.