About Imagine the Possibilities, Inc.
In July of 2016, after months of planning and research, three organizations from across the state came together to create Imagine the Possibilities, Inc. with the mission of Individual Achievement
Imagine The Possibilities is committed to providing quality Community based Services to people with disabilities. People served will be assured individually designed services that enhance capabilities in environments that tolerate only dignity and respect for all. Our primary focus is to enhance each persons quality of life through “Individual Achievement”
These three organizations (DAC, Inc., Imagine the Possibilities, Inc. and Midwest Opportunities, Inc.) wanted to be proactive and set a solid foundation for services for years to come in order to effectively work with the new implementation of Managed Care that was now overseeing funding for our services.
In October of 2016, Imagine the Possibilites Inc. added another strong partner to the fold – G and G Living Centers, Inc.
With this foresight and action, Imagine the Possibilities, Inc. is now one of the largest organizations in the state providing a variety of services and service locations to individuals with developmental disabilities. The scope and size of the organization brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and choices in order to provide the best quality services to those we serve.
Imagine the Possibilities, Inc. has over 132 years of combined experience from the three previous organizations coming together. Better Together yes we are!
The following is a little information on the history, service lines and experience the organizations brought together to create the organization.
Previously named DAC, Inc., located in the northeast part of the state has provided services to individuals with disabilities since 1973. Over the years it expanded into the neighboring towns of DeWitt, Maquoketa, Preston, Bellevue, Dubuque and Davenport, providing services in RCF/PMI, HCBS and ICF/ID.
Previously named Midwest Opportunities, Inc. (MOI), located in the southwest part of the state, has provided Intermediate Care Facility services (ICF/ID) in Corning and Creston to individuals with developmental disabilities since 1994. Over the years it has provided services to both adults and children, specializing in supporting individuals with more medical needs in their community.
The third organization in the original merger, Imagine the Possibilities, Inc., was proudly able to keep their existing name as all three organizations agreed that it was a great representation of the new organization. It is located in the southeast part of the state and has provided services to individuals since 1977 in Oskaloosa. Over the years it has provided RCF/ID, ICF/ID and HCBS.
Previously named G&G Living Centers, Inc. located in the northeastern part of the state, (has) provided services to individuals with disabilities since 1992. Over the years, (the agency) has provided ICF/ID, HCBS, and Vocational services throughout Guttenberg, Garnavillo, Strawberry Point, Manchester and Edgewood.
In April 2018, we welcomed the employees and consumers of New Found Hope in Davenport to the Imagine family. In October 2019, Imagine further expanded its footprint in Central, Southwest, and Northwest Iowa resulting in the addition of approximately 550 individuals served and the hiring of nearly 500 employees.
Today, we’re “Better Together” and serve nearly than 1,050 individuals in 22 Iowa counties and employ more than 1,100 capable team members. Although our names may have changed, we all serve with a single focus – Individual Achievement!
View Our History to see a detailed timeline of Imagine the Possibilities’ development and growth.
Our Belief is simple… Individual Achievement
And one more thing…we believe in having FUN whenever possible!
Quite simply, the consumers of our services are best served in an environment that promotes laughter and joy, a place where life is celebrated and energies are not focused on barriers or what seems to be impossible. Rather, we intend to focus the full force of our energy on seeing beyond disability and imagining all that is possible! We believe that people with disabilities need to do for themselves as much as possible. We can provide teaching, options, support and the necessary skills and tools, but only they can combine all of these resources and bring their own dreams to life.
Our Mission Statement
“Empower people to reach individual achievement across the spectrum of life”
Through an Array of Community Services In The Least Restrictive Environment By Providing Choices and Opportunities To Provide Purpose and Meaning In Daily Activities To Help Achieve Personal Goals To Enhance Individual Quality of Life