The Gibbs Center for Independence features three, state-of-the-art, training kitchens; advanced technology; adjustable tables; spacious restrooms and laundry facilities; a high -tech sensory room and wall-size monitors to display environment-altering visuals. The center also offers extended hours, M-F, 7:30 a.m. — 5:00 p.m.
In addition to its facility updates, the Gibbs Center offers highly trained staff and a registered nurse on duty throughout the day. With three new vans, the program offers choices to clients, including a daily outing into the community. The Gibbs Center has strong partnerships with businesses in the metro area to provide a network of assistance to the Gibbs Center.
Our employment program enables people with physical and cognitive disabilities to work in competitive employment opportunities alongside their non-disabled peers. In its first 10 months, Employment Resources placed 12 people into their first jobs.
The Gibbs Center’s Employment Resources program includes a comprehensive skills assessment, individualized job development, job coaching, and follow-along support. We partner with local businesses to provide employment opportunities. “Having a job changes our clients’ worlds,” Clint Bolser, President & CEO, said. “When people are employed, they suddenly have hope, and with hope comes a future.”