The Center provides services for more than 700 adults with developmental disabilities and other related conditions. The Center offers a wide array of programs including vocational training and job placement services, three different residential options representing both urban and rural living environments, special programs designed to meet the needs of older adults, and a variety of therapeutic support services.
In 1950, a small group of Houstonians with faith and vision combined their resources to establish what became The Center. This group of loving parents met to share their experiences, voice their concerns and express their hopes for their children with special needs.
In 1956, the board of governors chose Frank A. Borreca as the agency’s first full-time director, and under his guidance, the vision of a group of parents grew into a multi-faced organization serving a diverse group of people with a wide range of needs. Although, he has retired, Dr. Borreca’s devoted service, leadership, and compassion for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities continues to be an inspiration to everyone associated with The Center.
Underlying The Center’s broad array of programs and services is a guiding principle that is disarming in its simplicity: the conviction that persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, given opportunities for personal growth, community involvement, and the exercise of individual choice may live rewarding, fulfilling lives as growing, developing human beings.
(Copied from The Center’s website)