Primrose Center, Inc. was established in 1952 as a non-profit organization by concerned parents and community leaders. At that time, no services were available in the community for people with developmental disabilities. Primrose began by serving 10 people and today is providing professional education and support to more than 300 adults on a daily basis.
In 1960 we moved from the abandoned barracks located on the corner of Primrose Drive and Colonial Drive, which we had occupied for seven years, to our current location at 2733 South Ferncreek Avenue. Primrose Center, Inc. was built largely through voluntary contributions of labor, material, and cash.
We proudly served people of all ages with disabilities until the 1980's when the county school system began accepting children with disabilities and early intervention programs were initiated. It was then we began to provide services to adults only. Primrose Center, Inc. has fulfilled a community need for over sixty years through a comprehensive and proven system of training, employment and residential programs and services for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
We are committed to working and learning collaboratively with the people we support by ensuring that our services facilitate the achievement of their personal goals through customized learning activities. We go beyond just providing basic services to addressing real quality of life issues. Primrose has developed a culture where staff explore the major barriers that inhibit people with disabilities from achieving greater independence and develop strategies for increasing regular opportunities for personal growth and expression. By working hand in hand with the individuals we serve, we are breaking barriers standing in their way.