Genesis Development chosen to aid in replacing Progressive Options

Friday, December 29, 2000

Progressive Options of Madison County, a private not-for-profit corporation in Winterset, has chosen Genesis Development to assist in providing services to people with disabilities in the Madison County area.

Proposals were submitted to the Progressive Options board of directors regarding the services at the care facility located north of Winterset, the two group homes in Winterset and the supported community living services.

During a transition period beginning Jan. 1, 2001, Genesis will be providing administrative services for Progressive Options. Following an assessment period, Progressive Options will dissolve as a corporation and Genesis will become the service provider. Progressive Options staff members will be given the option of being employed by Genesis.

Genesis is a private, not-for-profit corporation with an office in Storm Lake. Genesis provides supported community living services, work services, employment services and group living opportunities for people with disabilities. Genesis also provides services to children in supported community living and respite. Genesis also has offices in Jefferson and Boone.

Genesis will be working closely with existing service providers in Madison County so as not to duplicate services but rather to enhance the service delivery system in the area.

Staff members of Genesis are available to provide informational programs for civic, social and church groups. To schedule a presentation, please contact Cindy Wiemold at 712-732-5038.