For immediate release
October 23, 2018
Media Contacts: Karen Harper
SEAHDC Rehab. Supervisor
(870) 226-6774 ext. 2110
DHS Deputy Chief of Communications
Southeast Arkansas Human Development Center to Host 40th Anniversary Event
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – The Southeast Arkansas Human Development Center (SEAHDC) will hold a 40th anniversary ceremony on its campus, Friday, October 26 at 1 p.m.
The center, located in Warren, is hosting several Bradley County organizations for the festivities.
The Warren High School Jr. ROTC color guard is presenting. Warren Mayor Bryan Martin will give a proclamation, and former state representative John Lipton will give the keynote address.
There will also be a huge collection of photos available that shows the center’s past and its present. The public is encouraged to attend.
“For 40 years, the center has helped clients, from throughout the state, reach a form of independence. That’s a big deal,” said SEAHDC Superintendent Mark Wargo. “We don’t overlook the fact that there are several people and organizations in southeast Arkansas that help us fulfill our mission. So this event not only celebrates the center and its history, we’re also celebrating all the people from the community that generously help our staff and clients.”
The center, founded in 1978, provides vocational training and opportunities for people with a developmental or intellectual disability. SEAHDC, under the direction of the Department of Human Services Division of Developmental Disabilities Services, offers a wide variety of direct or indirect services to its residents, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
For more information about SEAHDC, go to https://humanservices.arkansas.gov/about-dhs/ddds/human-development-centers/southeast-arkansas-hdc.