New Day Enterprises

Welcome to New Day Enterprises

New Day Enterprises thrives as a person centered organization. We enhance the quality of life for the individuals we support. We do that by promoting self determination, independence, responsibility and empowerment.

We offer a variety of living situations from supported living, where people live on their own with staff assistance, to group home living that provides 24/7 services for people with fragile medical conditions.

Want to work? New Day Enterprises has specially trained staff who are certified by Vocational Rehabiltation. We help individuals find opportunities to earn their own money, do important jobs and make new friends. Check us out!

New Day Enterprises has a dynamic Day Service Activity program for those folks who have retired or who want to mix up their service options. Build your own day around the activities you choose. There are many creative, safe, stimulating and recreational opportunities for socialization and making new friends. It's fun!

All supports focus on community inclusion and making connections in our community. At New Day Enterprises, we never lose sight of the privilege and responsibility inherent in our work.

New Day is truly what our name says. It is a chance for all program participants to be successful. Our strength is in our wonderful community and in our belief in the amazing dignity of the human spirit.

Our Mission Statement

The mission of New Day Enterprises, Inc., a Union County, Oregon, nonprofit organization is to support adults with developmental disabilities by providing the least restrictive avenues through which our program participants may develop themselves to their fullest potential while they are contributing members of the community. New Day Enterprises fulfills this mission by:

  • Recognizing consumers as individuals and addressing their specific needs.
  • Providing individualized programs and training.
  • Facilitating community employment opportunities.
  • Promoting community awareness of New Day Enterprises' mission.

Our History

New Day's story is a story of people. It is a story that officially began for our agency when it incorporated in 1972. New Day was started by a small group of parents and their adult children with disabilities. In the beginning, there were just a few adults with developmental disabilities in the community and a couple of parent volunteers to run the program. The group would meet in private homes a few afternoons a week. clients and a four-person staff. The program featured lots of socialization, bowling dancing, coloring and simple craft projects.

Today we have more than fifty-five clients in the various service elements. We are one of the larger employers in La Grande with a staff of more than one hundred.

We learned about non-traditional jobs for non-traditional people. We learned from watching our clients learn. We learned from watching our clients live. Change is part of our learning curve. We have focused on what people want in their lives. We honor choice and self determination. The people who really run the show are the folks who have chosen to live and work at New Day. Our folks want the same things we do. They want a great place to live, they want to be surrounded by people who care about them and they want to make money. And, like most of us, they want to have a really fantastic social life! We are always reminded that we have a legal, ethical and moral responsibility. These people are the ones who employ us. New Day Enterprises will do our best to deserve their trust.