August 9, 2016
HOUSTON — Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Houston City Council honored “The Center” Tuesday with a proclamation for its continued work in the community for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
More than 40 representatives from the organization, including clients served by its services and programs, were on hand to receive the honor.
The Center is a nonprofit organization that serves over 450 adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through day programs, work programs, and residential services. This year, the organization’s first capital campaign, “Pursuit,” was a major success reaching its $11 million dollar goal before the campaign ended.
Launched by longtime board member, David Baldwin of SCF Partners, Pursuit brought together a dedicated group of people who decided to ride bicycles 3,500 miles across the nation to visit organizations similar to The Center to learn and share information and to raise awareness about persons with IDD.