Empower Enrich Enable
So that adults living with an intellectual or developmental disability can:
Grow as individuals
Live with dignity
Have choices in how they fulfill their lives
Powered by our partnerships
Accredited by the Council on Quality and Leadership (CQL)
A Medicaid-licensed facility (over 95% of our participants receive some type of Medicaid support)
Affiliated chapter of The Arc (a national advocacy group for the IDD community)
Funding partnership with the United Way
Funding partnership with the Winston-Salem Arts Council
And of course, our generous individual donors as well as state and county grants
What makes us unique?
Our desire to honor participants’ individuality inspires us to do things a little bit differently.
We don’t believe in “one-size-fits-all” goals.
As a CQL-accredited organization and per our mission statement, our long-term focus is providing supports for individuals who want to live their best life. Because each individual is unique, their care plan is individualized and participants are encouraged to actively participate in setting goals to give them choices in how they fulfill their lives.
Our Leadership Team
Melissa L. Wilson
Director of Development
Director of IDD Programs
Director of Employment Gateway
Human Resource Specialist
Our diversity statement:
The Enrichment Center fosters an inclusive environment where we celebrate the diverse life experiences and perspectives of participants and staff. We believe collaboration and sharing ideas among team members with varied pasts creates intentional practices that better support the community we serve.
The Enrichment Center’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
It’s our joy to serve more than 140 people per day.
And we’ve been doing it since 1983. As a group of parents, our founders envisioned creating a one-of-a-kind learning opportunity for their adult children living with an intellectual or developmental disability. Their mission was for their adult children to have meaningful life experiences through art and in the community after graduating high school.
Nestled on Marshall Street behind historic Old Salem, our 65,000 square foot building was purchased from Jones Bakery and includes more than enough space to provide stimulating and quality learning opportunities for participants. The Gateway Gallery is open to the public and provides a space for artists to show and sell their work, as well as the opportunity to earn a paycheck.
And we’re just getting started.
These are exciting times at the Enrichment Center. Coming out of the pandemic, we’ve just entered a strategic planning phase for the future. We look forward to our next three exciting years of growth and providing new opportunities for those we serve!
Don’t hesitate to reach out!
We would love to meet you, answer any questions and keep you up to date with all that’s going on at the Enrichment Center.