Community Coaching is open to residents of Main Street Apartments and members of Main Street Connect.


Those participating in Community Coaching can expect the following:

  • A sense of community, comradery, and connection to Main Street neighbors, staff, and other members.
  • Participation in facilitated discussions pertaining to personal safety, interpersonal abilities, adult living, and psychosocial competencies.
  • Sessions led by guest speakers; topic experts.
  • Chances to role play and talk through situations relevant to coaching topics.
  • Planning and hosting a social event for the Main Street community.
  • Opportunities to check-in weekly, one on one with a coach.


Dates: 5:00 – 6:00 PM on Sundays, April 30 to July 30, 2023; No meetings on May 13 (Mother’s Day), May 28 (Memorial Day Weekend), June 18 (Father’s Day) or July 2 (Independence Day Weekend).
Registration Fee: $300

Those participating in Community Coaching will meet with their coaches and cohort on Sunday evenings and have an option for a mid-week one on one check-in, which can be done in person or virtually.

Sunday Cohort Meetings will occur from 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM in Poppy Boy’s Kitchen. They will include a look back at the past week and review of the individual’s week ahead. We will have focused discussions and workshops on relevant topics based on both original content from coaches as well as parent and participant feedback. We will also use this time to:

  • Encourage personal growth and self reflection
  • Develop important life skills
  • Learn how to become involved in our communities
  • Have fun!

Midweek Check-Ins are optionally scheduled week by week. They will either be in a communal space or done virtually. Participants can except the following from Midweek Check-Ins:

  • Reinforce and discuss ideas from Sunday sessions.
  • Address relevant concerns.
  • Safe and confidential conversations free of judgement.

Registration is now closed.

About Our Coaches

Isabel Garcia

Isabel Garcia

Isabel holds a B.A. in Psychology and a certificate in Writing from Wesleyan University. While earning her degree, Isabel volunteered her time as a reading and writing tutor for non-native English speakers, disadvantaged adults, and fellow students. Isabel is an advocate for mental health awareness and education, and she has a special interest in sharing and practicing Dialectical Behavioral Therapy skills. In her free time, Isabel enjoys her daily meditation practice and creating resin art.

Max Tishler

After graduating from West Virginia University with a dual degree in Adolescent Psychology and Secondary Education, Max worked for Montgomery County Public Schools for 5 years teaching music/theatre and creative writing. He then moved on to working privately with children and young adults on the autism spectrum. Max believes in finding creative ways to bring all types of programs, support, and experiences to those with learning difficulties and any disabilities. In his free time, Max is an avid reader and enjoys writing short stories, as well as spending time cooking and baking for his friends and family.

Jayme Bergman

Jayme earned her degree in Human Development and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from Binghamton University. Since 2014, she has been working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities in various direct support roles. Today, she is both a Community Coach and Sexuality Educator specializing in working with people with disabilities and their support teams. Jayme is passionate about mental and sexual health and helping individuals become strong self-advocates. In her spare time, Jayme loves to volunteer, read, and do yoga.