What We Do, Why We're Here | Northwest Center
What we do, why we're here

What We Do

When people of all abilities learn and work together, everyone benefits.

We are a leader in advancing equal opportunities for children and adults with developmental disabilities. Our award-winning services for children provide early intervention, inclusive early childhood education, teen programs and after school programs. Services for adults include supported employment, job training and placement. Our unique social enterprise model allows our programs to thrive through a sustainable combination of philanthropy, profits from our own inclusive businesses, donations collected by The Big Blue Truck™, and program revenue. Northwest Center touches the lives of nearly 1,000 families annually. 

Since 1965, our mission has been to promote the growth, development and independence of people with developmental disabilities through programs of education, rehabilitation and work opportunity. Today, Northwest Center has grown into one of the largest human services organizations in Washington State. 



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