The Jonesboro Human Development Center (JHDC) is a nationally accredited program providing services to people with intellectual challenges. The center, which opened in 1974, provides 24-hour residential services for adults in need of education relating to vocational, recreational, and daily living skills. JHDC also provides needed medical care, psychological counseling, and physical, occupational, and speech therapy to those in need of these services.
The JHDC provides services to approximately 120 people on its campus and employs approximately 220 staff. It emphasizes individualized training and support while keeping in mind the need to respect the dignity of people receiving services. The primary focus of training provided at JHDC is to enable people to fulfill their potential to the greatest degree possible.
The facility also provides services to assist with transitional opportunities for people who, with guardian consent, are interested in alternative living/service options.
JHDC is supported, in part, through the efforts of the Jonesboro Human Development Center’s Volunteer Council, a private non-profit 501(c)3 organization. As a supporting foundation, the council opens opportunities for those interested in making donations to the facility.