After being closed for almost 14 months for client services, our Life Skills program will have a limited re-open May 3, 2021.  After 4 weeks, we will increase to see how things work out, and then eventually get back in to a full-time program.

Please continue to practice responsible prevention of this virus.

If you have any questions please contact Kandi L. Dubuque IDD Services Director.


LifeSkills Day Treatment program provides independent living skills and pre-vocational training opportunities for individuals with mild to profound intellectual developmental disabilities. The program is designed to assist individuals who need special help to develop basic work, social and daily living skills. Staff are specially trained to identify consumer’s existing level of functioning and to help those individuals build on those skills gradually, in a positive nurturing environment that promotes client success.

Typical Activities at LifeSkills include

  • Habilitation Training
  • Community Outings
  • Recreational Activities
  • Exercise Programs and Creative Movement
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Computer Education
  • Sensory Stimulation
  • Simple Cooking
  • Pre-vocational Training


LifeSkills program is located in a state-of-art facility at: 3060 11th Avenue Drive SE, Hickory, NC 28602, off Fairgrove Church Road in Hickory.

Hours of Operation

LifeSkills is open Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm.


The Catawba County Volunteer Center

(a program of the Catawba County United Way)

“Giving From The Heart” Award is presented to an adult individual, a group and a youth who reside or volunteer in Catawba County.

Chrystine Caldwell and Tiffany K. represented CVBH/Life Skills at the awards banquet.

The staff and clients at CVBH/Life Skills received a certificate of appreciation for the volunteer work they do for Meals on Wheels.