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Gov. Reynolds, Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver and House Speaker Grassley announced that the state intends to close the Glenwood Resource Center in 2024

Davenport, IOWA – According to the state officials, the Glenwood Resource Center reportedly provides residential care and other services for Iowans with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  

Officials said that over the next 2 years, the the Glenwood Resource Center will continue to provide care for its residents while working with their guardians and families to transition them to community placements or the Woodward Resource Center.

Existing staff members will be critical in supporting a smooth transition for residents and, as such, will be offered retention incentives to continue working at GRC during this time.

The state will also assist staff in identifying new career opportunities in Iowa as their employment nears an end.  

Gov. Reynolds also said that the state will work with local government officials and community leaders to minimize the impact on the Glenwood community and Mills County, and to identify alternative uses for the GRC campus after the facility closes.   

Throughout the transition period, the Iowa Department of Human Services will work with care providers statewide to build the resources needed to ensure access to the full continuum of care for Iowans with disabilities.  

More information here.

This story will be updated as new information become available. 

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