The Arnold Center, Midland, MI

The mission and vision statements for The Arnold Center says it all “We provide individualized services that enhance the vocational, social and life skills of any person with differing needs and aspirations. We are the one-stop connection for job creation and coordination of resources that maximize independence and community inclusion for individuals with differing needs.”

The Arnold Center was established as a small adult day activity program in 1967.  Within just a few years, the organization grew into a reputable rehabilitation and business venture well known for delivering quality services.  In 1986, the Arnold Center branched out to Gladwin County where it provides vocational rehabilitation services through a program called Gladwin County Connection. Today, the organization provides services in many of the surrounding counties and is recognized throughout the state of Michigan as a leader in the workforce development service arena.

The organization’s professional staff is composed of highly motivated and dedicated people who have developed a broad range of creative customer focused services that utilize state-of-the-art technology.  These services are designed around the needs and desires of persons receiving services, are responsive to their expectations, and are relevant to their maximum participation in environments of their choice.

The staff of the Arnold Center believes in the uniqueness of each person served.  Each customer presents distinctive personal characteristics including interest, abilities, preferences, needs and personalities.  To accommodate the individuality of each customer, staff tailors services, including work assignments and service plans, to respond to each specific persons unique needs and desires.

A unique feature of The Arnold Center, its Auction Services, was recently highlighted in The Midland Daily News