Our Locations

215 South Washington Street, Suite 108 • Shelby, NC 28150
Phone: 704-487-6033  •  Fax: 704-482-6843

600 North Morgan Street, Lower Suite • Shelby, NC 28150

Phone: 704-419-2557   •  Fax: 704-419-2547


1117 South York Street • Gastonia, NC 28052

Phone: 704-215-6855   •  Fax: 704-215-6829

Day Activity/Day Support


Provides supervision and an organized program during a substantial part of the day in a group setting to individuals who have developmental disabilities. Services are designed to support individuals personal independence and promote social, physical and emotional well-being through activities such as social skills development, leisure activities, training in daily living skills, improvement of health status, and utilization of community resources.


Personal Assistance

Services provide aid to individuals who have developmental disabilities so that the individual can engage in activities and interactions in which the individual would otherwise be limited or the individual would be excluded due to the disabilities. This service includes: assistance in personal or regular living activities in the individuals home; support in skill development; or support and accompaniment of the individual in regular community activities.




Long Tern Vocational Supports


Individuals in this service have successfully completed the intensive initial training phrase of supported employment and now need services targeted towards maintenance in the job. At minimum these services provide monthly monitoring at the work site in order to assess employment stability. Services can include: vocational training to ensure that the existing job skills are not lost, training in new job performance expectations and consultation to other employees, employers and family. 


Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation is a service that is tailored to the individual's particular goals while being consistent with one's unique strengths, resources, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed consent. This service enables individuals with disabilities to gain or regain their functional independence through employment. Clients will recieve comprehensive assesment to maximize their opportunities for employment including career advancement. Vocational Rehabilitation is a service that evaluates the work ready status of clients who wish to enter the workforce; coordinates clients' qualifications with employer requirements; provides job sampling and job coaching to develop competitive employment opportunities in the community; and cultivates dependable and reliable employment potential to earn competitive wages. The outcome goal is to achieve gainful and sustainable employment for individuals with disabilities.

Center Based Respite

Respite Services will be provided at our current day program sites in Gastonia and Shelby.  These sites are furnished with many activities including computer lab, art domain, recreational activities, karaoke, etc.  Respite services provide periodic support and relief to the primary care giver(s) from the responsibility and stress of caring for children from age 3 and adults with developmental disabilities.  Persons receiving this service must live in a non-licensed setting, with non-paid caregiver(s).  This service enables the primary care giver(s) to meet or participate in planned or emergency events, and to have planned time for him/her and/or family members.  Respite is provided in a group setting.

Supported Employment

Services provide periodic support services to prepare the individual to work as independently as possible.

Community Guide/Community Navigator

Community Guide Services provide support to participants and planning teams that assist participants in developing social networks and connections within local communities. The purpose of this service is to promote self-determination, increase independence and enhance the participant’s ability to interact with and contribute to his or her local community. Community Guide Services emphasize, promote and coordinate the use of natural and generic supports (unpaid) to address the participant’s needs in addition to paid services.

COA Accreditation


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