The objective was clear provide people with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to live and receive individualized support services in their home community. After several years of hard work, legal wrangling, advocacy, and community outreach, Discovery Living, Inc., would open its first eight-bed
group home in Cedar Rapids in 1981.
Since our humble beginning, much has changed. The people we support, their families, our employees, and board of directors have been faced with numerous funding, service delivery, and regulatory
challenges. Indeed, change has been about the only constant in the delivery of services to people with disabilities. Over the course of the last 35 years, the Discovery Living family has stepped up again and again to overcome challenges, while remaining focused on quality service provision. Because of this
stubborn determination to do what is right, our organization has touched thousands of lives in eastern
As we prepare to face the inevitable challenges ahead, it is important that we pause to celebrate our
35 years of accomplishments to reflect not only on our history, but to recognize the members,
families, employees, and community supporters who have dedicated so much to our mission, and to
get excited about what the next 35 years will bring. To that end, Discovery Living will be hosting a
celebration. Please join us!
What: 35th Year Anniversary Party
Where: Longbranch Convention Center (90 Twixt Town Road, Cedar Rapids)
When: Thursday, August 11th (social hour with refreshments at 5:30 p.m., program at 6:30 p.m.)
Posted on Sunday, 7 August 2016