Goodwill opening center for individuals with disabilities in Jackson

Goodwill of South Central Ohio is opening a center to provide more services to individuals with disabilities in Jackson County.

The Jackson County Goodwill Activities and Training Center will begin operating at 75 E. Huron St. next to WIC and Save A Lot on Monday, July 19. The center will provide services to assist individuals with disabilities in connecting with the Jackson community in various ways including volunteering, activities, and employment. They also will receive life skills training such as cooking, laundry, reading, and math.

The decision to open the center in Jackson came after a recent meeting with the Jackson County Board of Developmental Disabilities which expressed there was a need for the center in addition to the services Goodwill’s workforce development team already provides in the community to help individuals reach their employment goals.

“We are excited to provide another service to the Jackson community and to now have an Activities and Training Center in all eight of the counties we serve,” said Goodwill CEO Marvin Jones.

Goodwill is a nonprofit agency focused on partnering with individuals with disabilities and challenges to help them lead the lives they envision across our eight-county region: Athens, Fayette, Hocking, Jackson, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, and Vinton. As of June, Goodwill of South Central Ohio, based in Chillicothe, was serving 372 people across its region.

To learn more about the new Jackson center, call 740-702-4000 Ext. 144 or visit its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/JacksonCountyATC.

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