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What We Do

We provide day habilitation services which means we strive to help each other create a meaningful day by learning and maintaining life skills and to be a vital community member through volunteer work.


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Rainbow is located at 3 Prairie Dell Plaza Drive in Union, Missouri, (636) 583-4235. The center is located in a bustling area across from the community college near banks, beauty shops, restaurants, shops, other businesses are located. Rainbow Abilities Center accesses the area of Franklin County, the third largest county in Missouri, including the cities of Washington, New Haven, Villa Ridge, St. Clair, and Sullivan. Most transportation in the area is provided by OATS of Franklin County.



The staff at Rainbow are trained and qualified individuals who have an interest in the needs of our consumers. Each staff member receives a background check with on-going training including, but not limited to: CPR, First Aid, Medication Certification, MANDT or NVCI (non-violent crisis intervention), Passenger Safety (driving), Person-Centered Planning, Positive Behavior Support, Missouri Outcomes and Certification Principles to enable them to meet these needs. Every effort is made to provide the best possible program for the people we serve.



Consumers attend Rainbow Abilities Center, Monday thru Friday, 8:30a.m. to 2:30p.m. In addition, evening and weekend outings are occasionally planned. Our main objective is to develop individualized programs that will meet the needs of each of the people we serve, whatever those needs might be. The services provided are day habilitation services. We provide them in a group ratio of no more than 6 consumers to 1 staff.



Rainbow Abilities Center was opened in 1983 by a group of parents who were concerned that there was not anything for their adult children once they graduated from Autumn Hill State School. The Center has evolved from a one room old store front with the only bathroom up a flight of stairs, to an updated facility that provides day habilitation program, based on person centered planning. Rainbow continues to evolve to meet the needs of those it serve, as well as taking into consideration the expectations from parents and the attitude of the community.



Visitors are welcome and encouraged to visit. We urge visitors to evaluate the quality of services being provided, to identify ongoing needs and ultimately join with the Board of Directors in an effort to improve Rainbow Abilities Center. All visitors should check in at the office during hours the center is open.



To provide challenges and supports through learning opportunities to individuals so they use their gifts and talents to become vital members of their communities.



Rainbow Abilities Center, Inc. is organized for the purpose of establishing and maintaining an activity center for adults who are developmentally disabled, regardless of race, creed, religion, or sex. The focus is on day habilitation and providing opportunities and supports to become active members of the community. Additionally, residential development for qualified people with disabilities is supported.



The Rainbow Abilities Center's adult day activity program is designed to promote the independence of the individuals with developmental disabilities. The center endeavors to enable our consumers to achieve the skills necessary to live in the least restrictive environment. Our professional staff is committed to the principle of normalization; a decision making process that encourages an individual with a disability to achieve their maximum potential. We pledge to make every feasible effort to provide each consumer with the skills necessary to function appropriately in the community.

In order to satisfy the varied needs of our community, the Rainbow Abilities Center endeavors to deliver a highly competent and continuously improving program. We consider the need to maintain a high degree of well managed fiscal and administrative policies that will generate the most efficient system possible, with a commitment of acquiring the best possible professional services possible within our existing means.

Rainbow Abilities Center is operated as a non-profit organization and the services provided are funded in part through The Missouri Department of Mental Health, Disability Resource Connection, Developmental Services of Franklin County, and private donations.

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