Gibbs Center for Independence

1719 Southridge Dr.
Jefferson City, MO 65109
(573) 761-7300 (T)
(573) 761-9978 (F)

Adult Day Services

Gibbs Center features three, state-of-the-art, training kitchens; advanced technology; adjustable tables; spacious restrooms and laundry facilities; a high -tech sensory room and wall-size monitors to display environment-altering visuals . The new center also offers extended hours., M-F, 6:30 a.m. — 5:30 p.m.

In addition to its facility updates, Gibbs Center offers highly trained staff and a registered nurse on duty throughout the day.  With three new vans, the program offers choice to clients, including a daily outing into the community. Gibbs Center has strong partnerships with businesses in the metro area  to provide a network of assistance to Gibbs Center.

Employment Resources

Our new  employment program enables people  with physical and cognitive disabilities to work in competitive employment opportunities alongside their non-disabled peers.  In its first 10 months,  Employment Resources placed 12  people into their first jobs.

Gibbs Center’s Employment Resources program includes a comprehensive skills  assessment, individualized job development, job coaching, and follow-along support. UCP Heartland partners with local businesses to  provide employment opportunities. “Having a job changes our clients’ worlds,” Judy Grainger, VP of Programs, said.  “When people are  employed, they suddenly have hope, and with hope comes a future.”

Residential Services Cole and Callaway Counties

Independent Supported Living

UCP Heartland Gibbs Center provides 24-hour staff support to people living with developmental disabilities in their own home . The program also helps people live independently in a house or  apartment with 1-3 roommates. Staff members assist program participants with all aspects of personal care, cooking, medication  administration, arranging transportation, coordinating medical care, planning and going on community outings, and social events. The program will  assist participants in achieving their personal goals.