Passage is a person centered service model. Passage uniquely serves individuals who have been labeled in their life, as
"Difficult to work with", "aggresive", "and not able to fit in". Each person brings with them a
history of being unsuccessful in their attempts to communicate their needs and wants. Therefore, the way in which they communicate
leads to challenging behaviors. Through the tools of active listening, self advocacy, work, life skills, and community involvement,
they now have a place to realize their talents and abilities. They are now known as fellow co-workers volunteering at various work
sites, such as at the Red Cross, helping to beautify the historic public cemetery, and packing food for the hungry at the Sacramento
Food Link. They are people who do not want to be sheltered; they want to be fully contributing participants in their lives.