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1992
June 14

June 1992

Manifest Destiny (Midwest Opportunities, Inc.) was incorporated as a non-profit organization and the planning and construction of five ICF/ID homes began.
February 22

1992

A new building was completed next to our Recycling Center and DAC moved its Administrative and Vocational Services into that site.
January 1

Jan 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” and converted it into a recycling building, in which all recycling was done for the Jackson County area. A lot of equipment was purchased over the years with the generous donations from the Maquoketa Area Foundation and the Jackson County Landfill Agency, as well as..Read More
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 of 1990.
1987
April 1

1987

A home was purchased in Bellevue, Iowa and was operated as a licensed Residential Care Facility for the Intellectually Disabled (RCF/ID). In the early ‘90’s the RCF/ID status was lifted, and DAC began serving individuals in the home through the Home and Community Based Waiver (HCBS). In 2002 a separate..Read More
1986
March 1

1986

Officially changed name to DAC, Inc. in March 1986. The agency at that time provided services to 25 individuals. At the present time, DAC serves approximately 450 individuals in several different programs and employs around 420 dedicated staff.
1981
January 6

1981

Our diligent volunteer board in Oskaloosa realized their dream when a fifteen bed group home licensed as a RCF/MR was opened on South 11th Street that would provide residential services to adults with disabilities.
January 1

Jan 1981

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1977
October 10

1977

Established under the name Mahaska Diamond Shelter, in October 1977, Imagine the Possibilities is a private, not-for-profit corporation. For nearly four years, our volunteer board conducted research and fund drives with the goal that some day a facility would exist in Oskaloosa that would provide residential services to adults with disabilities.