The Enrichment Center Is About Living a Great Life

Creating Masterpieces for 35 Years!

The Enrichment Center helps adults with life-long intellectual and developmental disabilities develop life skills, social skills and job skills through an arts-based program that stresses creativity and collaboration. Programming includes visual arts, performing arts and culinary arts. Our goal is to help participants have what everyone deserves – the best life possible.

Founded in 1983 by a group of concerned parents who wanted to create a continuous learning environment for their adult children with life-long intellectual and developmental disabilities, The Enrichment Center is an affiliated chapter of The Arc. Currently The Enrichment Center serves nearly 200 local individuals and their families, empowering them through art, education and employment.

In our Day Program, My Turn Senior Program and Employment Gateway, The Enrichment Center provides the following Innovations Waiver and B3 Waiver services: Day Supports (individual and group), Community Living Supports, Community Networking, Respite, Supported Employment, Long Term Vocational Supports, Human Resource Development and services contracted with Vocational Rehabilitation such as job development and job coaching. 

Please visit our Events page to learn more about what's happening at The Enrichment Center. And click here for our annual holiday/professional day calendar.

Mission 

Our mission is to empower and enrich adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities enabling them to grow as individuals, live with dignity and have choices in how they fulfill their lives. 

Vision

Our vision is to inspire and support every adult with an intellectual or developmental disability in our community. 

Core Values

People First

We believe that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are defined by their own strengths, abilities, and inherent value – not by their disability.

Equity

We believe that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities are entitled to the respect, dignity, equality, safety, and securities accorded to other members of society and are equal before the law.

Community

We believe that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities belong in the community and have fundamental moral, civil and constitutional rights to be fully included and actively participate in all aspects of society.

Self-determination

We believe in self-determination and self-advocacy.  People with intellectual and developmental disabilities, with appropriate resources and supports, can make decisions about their own lives and must be heard on issues that affect their well-being.

Diversity

We believe that society benefits from the contributions of people with diverse personal characteristics (including but not limited to race, ethnicity, religion, age, geographic location, sexual orientation, gender and type of disability).

Board of Directors 2017-2018

Patton Lowe, President
Pat Gillooly, Vice President
Melanie Barbee, Past President
Suzanna Watkins, Secretary
Joe Aldridge, Treasurer
Dr. Elizabeth Allen
Marcia Cole
Tim Gallagher
John Gist
Dennis Heuer
Mona King
Senator Paul Lowe (honorary)
Laura Miller
Angie Murphrey
Noelle Nichols
Jason Phillips
Scott Rempe

Accreditation and Financials

The Enrichment Center is accredited by CARF International (the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). For more information click here.

2016-2017:   Annual Report   Form 990

2015-2016:   Annual Report   Form 990

2014-2015:   Annual Report   Form 990 

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Upcoming Events

May 18, 2018 5:00pm to July 20, 2018 5:00pm
Gateway Gallery's current art exhibition
June 1, 2018 12:00pm to July 31, 2018 12:00pm
Art exhibition at Allegacy Federal Credit Union
June 29, 2018
11:30am to 1:30pm
Gateway Gallery has gone to the dogs!
July 20, 2018
7:00pm to 9:00pm
An adventure to find true love