Connections mission is to serve our community and people with disabilities
Connections actively supports people with disabilities in achieving personal satisfaction through advocacy and empowerment using a person-centered practice.
Many people with disabilities need extra support in their daily lives. Connections provides that support by teaching independent living skills, helping people access available community resources, and providing 24-hour adult foster care to those in need. Here at Connections, we value:
- Each person as an individual, who deserves quality services.
- Honesty, trust and respect in all that we do.
- The opportunity to support those in need with compassion, understanding and sensitivity.
- The team work necessary from all those involved in providing services of the highest quality.
- The community we serve for the support and assistance necessary to serve with excellence.
- Growth and Innovation in the services provided so that we can meet the changing needs of our community.
Our journey over the last 50 years began in 1972 when the agency opened as Clay County Developmental Activity Center in a basement of a church, and it was created by parents to provide services to young adults as they transitioned out of the public school system. The goal of the program was to teach employment skills so the graduates could obtain competitive employment. Today, those goals are met through our Semi-Independent Living program as well as our 24 hour foster care program. While the programs have changed over the years, the goal to provide independence at various levels has not. Our agency is like a bridge that connects the people we support to where they want to be, and we are honored to do so every day.