The mission of the Bollinger campus of the Barber National Institute is to help make dreams come true for adults with intellectual disabilities and their families in the Warren-Forest region.
Our dedication to service and community dates back to the founding of the organization by Annabel and Clifford Bollinger in 1978. With the affiliation with the Barber National Institute in 2017, the organization is continuing that commitment by fostering the highest quality consumer-driven services and promoting greater community inclusion for adults with disabilities and their families. The Bollinger campus is committed to meeting goals that include:
- Growing the Community Participation Supports Program, providing access to resources in the community that leads to greater inclusion and participation by persons with disabilities.
- Enhancing employment skills development to encourage greater employment opportunities at businesses in the community.
- Providing greater access to areas of interests including the arts.
Your donation to Warren Gives 2021 will help our $1.4 million Capital Campaign reach its goal! The Capital Campaign is funding construction/renovation projects at our main facility as well as program enhancements to create greater opportunities for adults with disabilities. All funds raised will remain in Warren – Forest Counties to help us better meet the needs of more individuals and their families.
Donations to the Capital Campaign will help with projects such as:
- Renovating our facilities at 44 N. State Street in North Warren, in order to create a warm inviting atmosphere with enlarged, accessible program areas and rest rooms to accommodate persons with physical disabilities and assistive equipment.
- Creating enhanced space for supported employment services to foster job skills and services that will lead to community employment.
- Provide an attractive space for individuals with disabilities and autism to discover and express their artistic abilities.
We invite our donors to make a gift that will help transform the lives of adults with disabilities and their families in our community.