Developmental Disability Services
Goodwill Columbus proudly serves as a highly respected provider of day and residential services for individuals with developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges.
Goodwill Columbus proudly serves as a highly respected provider of day and residential services for individuals with developmental disabilities and behavioral health challenges. Our holistic approach focuses on vocational habilitation, community integration, volunteerism, and job opportunities within Goodwill and through our trusted partners.
Adult Day Services
Goodwill Columbus is an experienced, known leader in the field of IDD/DD (intellectual/developmental disabilities). Our Adult Day Services provide individualized care that encourages growth and learning for adults with disabilities across Franklin County.
Adult Day Services offers individuals the opportunity to learn, grow and advance through exploration and volunteerism in the communities where they live. This method allows for learning in a natural environment. While most of the individuals we serve participate in community-based experiences full-time, we are proud to still offer center-based services for select individuals.
Both community-based and center-based services focus on experiences to enhance greater independence, self-advocacy, and choice. Community-based services can involve volunteering, exploring, and learning through a variety of recreational or leisure activities. Center-based services may include anything from participating in health and wellness activities, cooking, attending the Goodwill Columbus Art Studio, or playing a game with peers.
Goodwill Columbus gladly provides non-medical transportation to transport individuals to and from their homes to center locations and/or community activities.
Work & Community Services
At Work and Community Services, we empower individuals with developmental disabilities, the majority of whom have been dually diagnosed with a developmental disability and mental illness.
As specialists in this area with a high staff-to-participant ratio, we are uniquely qualified to help individuals learn work and social skills. We provide adult day support, community-integrated work and activity opportunities, vocational habilitation, activity groups and socialization programs, all in a safe, structured and caring environment.
The intensive needs of every person enrolled in Work and Community Services are met, including comprehensive behavior services and onsite Mental Health Support.
Goodwill Columbus’ supported living services have served as a lifeline for hundreds people with disabilities living in their own homes around Central Ohio.
Each week, we provide over 7,000 hours of in-home services at more than 90 homes in Franklin County. We offer 24-hour on-call support, and our staff is trained to address many vital needs, including medication administration, CPR, first aid, behavior support and crisis intervention.
Goodwill Success Stories
You can’t spell Charlotte without “art” and that is both a literal fact and an acknowledgment of Charlotte’s amazing talent.
Humberto and his family are from Mexico, so not only has he had to overcome his disabilities, he has also had to overcome the language barrier.
They say the best things come in small packages, Harriet’s stature may be small, but her spirit is enormous.
Goodwill Columbus Art Studio & Gallery
The Goodwill Art Studio & Gallery is an innovative fine arts program for people with developmental disabilities and other barriers.