The Davis Street Apartments in McMinnville open to house clients in two-resident apartments. The facility would run for 14 years until its two-story layout became too much of a challenge and the building was sold.
Old-fashioned parlor Serendipity Ice Cream debuts on Third Street in downtown McMinnville. The goal is to create a business that can employ adults with disabilities and promote their integration into the community.
A new branch of Mid-Valley Rehabilitation opens in Dallas, its first facility in Polk County. The site provides employment services as well as a “home base” for staff members working in the area. Community-based jobs, packaging and assembly and Alternative to Employment services are available to clients.
Mid-Valley Rehabilitation wins the State of Oregon Rehabilitation Provider of the Year award, one of many honors the agency has earned throughout the decades for the employment opportunities, volunteer work and community involvement its clients enjoy.
A supported living residential program begins in Sherwood in a private home. It remains open until 2011.
Mid-Valley Industrial Services moves into a larger building at the industrial park in McMinnville, and, thanks to generous donations and grants, Mid-Valley Rehabilitation owns the building debt free.
The Alternatives to Employment Program, now known as Community Inclusion Services, adds a McMinnville branch in addition to the Amity site. A year later, another branch opens in Newberg.
The Baker Street Apartments are purchased, offering a much-needed one-story-residence layout.
A work enclave begins in Newberg at A-Dec, a dental equipment provider. The crew comprises five Mid-Valley Rehabilitation clients and one supervisor. It marks a continuation of the site-specific enclave business model that Mid-Valley had been using for decades.
Mid-Valley Rehabilitation board member Ann Scott initiates a reading program for clients. It is largely staffed by volunteers.
Medically fragile clients move into two Valley’s Edge group homes in McMinnville.
The Cherry Heights group home is established for three families in Dallas. It is Mid-Valley Rehabilitation’s first group home in that city.