Programs For Young Adults

The Young Adult Services program provides unique and varied opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities to become involved in the community.

Through this rewarding program, participants gain self-respect, self-worth and the feeling that they are part of something meaningful.

Community involvement can have an empowering, long-lasting impact on a person's life. At Young Adult Services, participants between the ages of 18 and 44 build skills in many areas, from socialization, to health and safety, to self direction. Most importantly, they learn the skills to build interpersonal relationships.

Young Adult Services program participants are also empowered to become more independent, working closely with our dedicated staff members who teach and reinforce daily living skills including self care, cooking, dishwashing, laundry, and more.

Participants work together with staff to determine group activities, which on any given day might include meal planning, grocery shopping, movies, bowling, going out to restaurants, visiting public parks, attending festivals, attending Columbus Clippers baseball  games, visiting Fort Rapids Indoor Water Park, or going snow tubing, just to name a few. Program hours are from 9:20 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. at three unique, home-like locations in Gahanna, Berwick and West Columbus.

For more information about Goodwill programs for young adults, please email us at or call 614.274.5296 x233. 
For more information about Franklin County Board of Developmental Disabilities services, call 614.342.5490 or go to their website at