About Us

Genesis Development is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit rehabilitation organization that provides support for people with disabilities. Rehabilitation services are provided through continuing assessments and goal setting. These goals are intended to address the needs and desires of those receiving services.

Genesis began as the Greene County Sheltered Workshop in 1973 and changed its name to Genesis Development in 1988. Genesis has undergone several mergers and expansions and now has facilities in 13 Iowa locations: Adel, Belle Plaine, Boone, Grinnell, Guthrie Center, Indianola, Jefferson, Perry, Pocahontas, Storm Lake, Toledo, Winterset and Woodward. In the last year services were being provided to nearly 3,000 people throughout Iowa by more than 500 staff members.

Our Mission

Genesis Development creates opportunities, choices and support for people with disabilities.

Our Vision

Genesis Development is recognized as a trusted leader in providing individualized supports for people with disabilities. Through respect and dedication, we empower people to become an integral part of our community. We unite our efforts with their potential to honor dreams and desires for a fulfilling life. Genesis Development supports people today so they can be more independent tomorrow.

Our Board

Genesis Development is governed by a volunteer board of directors consisting of between ten and fifteen members. A board term is three years. Individual members can serve no more than two consecutive terms. Meetings are held in Jefferson on the third Monday of each month.

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Accreditations, Licenses and Certifications

Accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) for all programs

Licensed by the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide services offered under the Home and Community Based Waiver Program (HCBS)

Certified by the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) to provide Habilitation Services (HAB)

Certified by the Iowa Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (IVRS) to provide Community Employment Services

Approved by the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) under Chapter 24

Accredited by the American Camping Association