Daybreak Activity Center

The Daybreak Program is designed to provide supervision and activities for adults with disabilities. Our focus is on community integration, teaching independent living skills, and job skills.


Daybreak provides therapeutic activities for people with developmental and mental health disabilities, and survivors of brain injury.  Opportunities for learning are offered through a variety of subjects and taught in a classroom-like environment.  These classes include cooking, hygiene, symptom management, gardening, spelling, reading, math, money management, group processing, arts and crafts, and how to deal with stress.  In addition to being educational, social opportunities are available as well through interaction with their peers and outings in the community.

Criteria for entering the program

Be at least 18 years old
Have a disability
Be medically stable
Have a funding source to pay for the program
Have manageable behavior
Not be an imminent danger to self or others
Provide us with a psychological assessment to determine if we are able to provide day programming

Program Details


Mary Lee Foundation does not provide transportation. Transportation to and from the day program is the responsibility of the person attending or the family. If a client’s ride is late to pick him/her up, we will attempt to stay, but if it is past 3:30 p.m. it is not guaranteed.

Lunches & Outings

Mary Lee Foundation does not provide lunches unless there is a cooking class or a party scheduled for the day. Please bring your own lunch. Staff will assist the meal needs to be refrigerated or warmed. Please inform us of any special dietary needs of the consumer. Daybreak will pay for admission to some outings. You will be informed in advance of community outings so the consumer can bring money for the admission if needed.


The day program is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. The program may be closed other days around holidays if attendance will be low. We will give as much advanced notice as possible if this occurs.

Payments Accepted
  • Private pay (call for rates)
  • Contract with Intermediate Care Facility for Adults with Intellectual Disabilities or Related Condition provider, Home and Community-Based
  • Services or other waiver providers
  • Mental Health/Mental Retardation General Revenue
Program Discharge

Will occur if

  • The consumer becomes medically unstable
  • The consumer’s behavior becomes unmanageable (verbally or physically)
  • The consumer refuses to participate
  • Payments for services are not received


Mary Lee Foundation Community Building:
1327 Lamar Square Drive
Austin, TX 78704

Services are provided:
8:00 am to 2:45 pm Monday through Friday


Mary Lee Foundation – Daybreak Center PO Box 3174 Austin, Texas 78764

Business Hours

8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday