Since opening its door in 1986, WCHS has stood true to its mission to provide an array of community-based programs and services for residents of Warren County with developmental disabilities, and their families.
In November of 1991, Choices Adult Day Program opened to provide adults with disabilities a safe place to go to learn life skills with a focus on community integration. In the summer of 1992, Camp We Can, a summer camp for children with developmental disabilities, began its first year, serving 14 children. In winter of the same year, WCHS opened its first Individualized Supported Living (ISL) home, providing 24/7, support to 3 individuals.
Today, WCHS provides services to an average of 26 individuals in our Day Habilitation Program. Two additional ISL Homes have been added, bringing the total of individuals living in ISL Homes to 9 (with plans for 2 more ISL Homes in the planning stages). Our newest programs, Host Home and In-Home Services continue to meet the specific needs of individuals and the interest in these programs are growing steadily. Finally, our Social/ Recreation Program, which began as just one service when WCHS first opened, has grown substantially, providing 5 different programs for children and adults, including a strong presence in Special Olympics every year. For a quick glance at our progressing, see the timeline below.