The Center Community
The Center Community is a vibrant, diverse community of individuals with varying intellectual and developmental disabilities–along with different plans for their independence. Currently, over 450 individuals make up The Center community and each has their own story of personal growth, choice and independence. These are just a few.
Shaundra’s Remarkable Story
Shaundra Williams – Shaundra has been a resident at The Center for nearly 30 years. As her medical needs quickly evolved in 2010, she moved into a nursing home while she received 24 hour nursing supervision. As she grew stronger, she was able to return to Cullen Residence Hall after 4 years of strenuous rehabilitation. She now lives in her own room, researching hurricane preparedness plans, reading, writing stories, going out to movies and visiting with friends at our Willow River Farms campus.
A Perfect Retirement
Seymour has been living at The Center since 1979 and will be turning 88 this fall! Seymour has experienced a lot living at The Center and within the past year, decided to move to Willow River Farms for a more relaxed country lifestyle. He still enjoys some work during the day – making paper mache for our Beaded Pigs! Seymour has many friends and loves visiting with volunteers and staff.