Jackson County Developmental Center Support Fund
The Jackson County Developmental Center (JCDC) Donor Advised Fund was established by JCDC to provide the organization with long-term financial stability, plus the ability to implement specific projects annually.
JCDC was founded in 1979 to assist individuals with disabilities. JCDC began operations on a two-day-per-week basis for six individuals in donated space in a local church. Later JCDC moved into rented space in downtown Ravenswood. In 1982 JCDC was granted accreditation by the WV Division of Rehabilitation Services. This action allowed JCDC to offer vocational services. After moving several times, JCDC relocated in 1992 to its current facility in the Maritime Industrial Centre in Millwood. In 2002 the building was expanded to its current size.
Currently JCDC provides a wide range of services, including job training and placement, waiver services that include case management, 24/7 residential services, and nursing services. JCDC has significant projects that employ individuals with disabilities in the recycling business, the manufacture of wiping cloths, several data management projects and a telephone contact center. JCDC has expanded its vocational services that help adults with special needs learn about the world of work and how to get a job. This includes having opened branch offices in Spencer. Point Pleasant, and Parkersburg. Today JCDC serves adults with special needs in Jackson, Mason, Roane, Calhoun, Wirt, and Wood Counties in West Virginia. JCDC also assists with a Brain Injury support group in Parkesburg.
JCDC has a special focus on helping individuals with developmental disabilities create self-employment as a vocational option. JCDC has received grants from the WV Developmental Disabilities Council and the WV Division of Rehabilitation Services.