As you all know we are facing an unprecedented public health crisis in our state. The situation is rapidly evolving and is changing almost hourly. Friday, March 20, 2020 will be the last day of client care for Life Skills.  This program will remain closed in order to comply with the CDC and NC regulations at this time.   A notification will be sent when we are able to start the Life Skills program once again.

For now, our best advice is to practice responsible prevention to this virus. If you have any questions please contact Gail Henson ( ) HR/Development Director or 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.