November 10, 2012
by parents in 1950, The Center is a private, not-for-profit United Way Agency.
The Center is guided by a Board of Governors. In addition, a Board of Trustees
charts the course of fundraising activities at Foundation for the Retarded. The
Center provides opportunities which promote individual choice, personal growth,
and community involvement for persons with mental retardation and those needing
similar services so that they may achieve their maximum potential. The
Centers programs respond to the individual needs of each person served.
Programs enlist the support of 225 employees and over 250 volunteers. These
resources enable over 650 people with developmental disabilities to build
skills and remain active in the community.
The Center provides adult training and employment
services for people with developmental disabilities. Job training and
employment includes community based work crews and supported
employment. The Adult Activity Center serves adults with multiple disabilities
and/or medically fragile conditions. This program provides enrichment and
Community Living offers respite care and housing options for
adults with mental retardation. The Center community living options include:
Cullen Residential Hall and Willow River Farms. Willow River Farms, where the
ride begins and ends, offers adults with developmental disabilities a
family-based home environment, production work, wholesome activities, and a
community that fosters personal growth.
LifeCare offers parents an opportunity to preplan for
the needs and ongoing care of their child. Life Care is offered through
Foundation for the Retarded.
Young at Heart offers semi-retired adults and the elderly a
full and active retirement program.
Volunteers come as friends to participate in a wide range of
activities with the people served at The Center. We invite you to share your
talents as a Center volunteer.
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The Center Foundation: (713) 525-8484
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