The Southwest Center

The Southwest Center, founded in 1982, is a private non-profit organization located in southwest Jefferson County.

The Southwest Center was founded in response to the growing need for programs and employment opportunities for adult individuals with disabilities.

Since that time, we have grown to provide a wide variety of community based services for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Each service is geared towards helping each person to live, work, and enjoy life in his or her community.

In an effort to conform with best practices that guide our field of work, the Southwest Center has been proactive in creating new community based programs and a better means of service delivery to support  these valuable members of our community.


“You all do a great job-Thank you!”

Diann K.

“Darryl and I are thoroughly satisfied with the SWC. We can tell that he is excited about attending the program because each day when he returns home he gets his clothing and lunch ready without any prompting!”

A Family Home Provider