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Imagine the Possibilities

2001
August 1

2001

In August 2001, Mahaska Diamond Shelter in Oskaloosa legally changed its name to Imagine the Possibilities, Inc. The leadership team believed this new name reflected its passion to look beyond disability and place the focus squarely on all that is possible.
1998
January 1

1998

G & G was fully accredited by The Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL) in 1998. G & G was awarded CQL accreditation as a result of demonstrating proficiency in the following areas: Basic Assurances (ensuring fundamental safeguards related to health, safety and human security) Personal Outcome Measures (supporting and..Read More
1997
July 14

1997

Manifest Destiny changed its name to Midwest Opportunities, Inc. to better reflect the program and its mission of Individual Achievement.  
1996
January 8

1996

G & G Living Centers, Inc. expanded its services in 1996 to include Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) with locations in Guttenberg, Garnavillo, and Edgewood. Additionally, G & G partnered with CQL to pursue accreditation. It undertook a rigorous process to review and improve services and supports. G &..Read More
1995
May 5

1995

In May of 1995, DAC opened a duplex (dedicated to the memory of Fr. Bill McLaughlin) in Maquoketa, Iowa. Also in 1995, Mahaska Diamond Shelter in Oskaloosa converted its two 5-bed RCF/ID locations to HCBS sites.
1994
March 21

1994

In Oskaloosa, the 15-bed RCF/ID was converted to an 9-bed ICF/ID and all CSALA services were converted to the HCBS program.
1993
October 10

1993

In Maquoketa, a home was donated by Oscar & Camilla Skott. One of the individuals served by DAC at the time moved into the home in March of 1993. G & G”s first ICF/ID home opened its doors on October 10, 1993.
1992
January 1

1992

G & G Living Centers, Inc. was founded in 1992 by a group of community leaders from Guttenberg and Garnavillo for the purpose of bringing back to northeast Iowa the developmentally disabled children of families in the area. Previously, these children were placed in distant facilities due to lack of..Read More
1990
September 9

1990

DAC purchased the old Chessline Building in Maquoketa and converted it into a recycling center in which all recycling for the Jackson County area was done for many years.
1989
May 5

1989

In 1989, DAC was able to construct a 12-bed Intermediate Care Facility for the Intellectually Disabled (ICF/ID), known as Prairie House, which opened its doors in January 1990. In the same year, Mahaska Diamond Shelter in Oskaloosa purchased, renovated, and opened two residential homes operating as 5-bed Residential Care Facilities..Read More