Our History

Overview

Pioneer Adult Rehabilitation Center (PARC) is a Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP) administered by the Davis County School District (DSD) in Clearfield, Utah. PARC provides services to people with disabilities along the Wasatch Front. Programs are supported by a combination of local, state, and federal dollars through a fee-for-service. Private sponsorships are also available on a tuition payment basis.

PARC participants are served based on their personal needs and decisions. Individual support strategies are developed cooperatively with the individual, his/her guardian, and professional staff. The programs at PARC are specifically designed to help people with disabilities who cannot obtain training and employment on their own.

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Our Beginnings

1976-81Farmington

In 1971, DSD established a vocational program for students with disabilities. The program was based at Monte Vista Elementary School, in Farmington. As students grew older, funding agreements were developed with agencies providing training programs for adults with disabilities. As a result of these agreements, Davis County Development Center (DCDC) was founded in 1974. With a starting budget of only $25,000 and 12 clients, DCDC was on it’s way to help adults with disabilities find independence through employment and training.


1979-81Farmington

1979-81Kaysville

Enrollment and programs continued to grow, and DCDC expanded and moved to Kaysville in 1975. In Kaysville…

1981Clearfield

Facility requirements continued to increase and DCDC moved to Clearfield into the old Pioneer Elementary School. The name, Davis County Development Center was then changed to Pioneer Adult Rehabilitation Center or PARC. In 1981, PARC met the eligibility requirement to start contracting with the federal government through the AbilityOne® Program (formerly known as the Javitis-Wagner-O’Day Act).

Due to an increase in contracts and clients, PARC expanded again in 1984. A salvaging and packaging satellite was established at the Freeport Center in Clearfield. In addition to sorting and salvaging contracts, PARC began to provide custodial services at Hill Air Force Base. PARC secured the base-wide custodial contract in 1995, which included cleaning over 300 building daily.


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In January 1997, PARC opened its new 40,000 square-foot facility built on the same site as the former Pioneer Elementary School. PARC continues to meet the needs of the growing population of people with disabilities with this state-of-the-art facility. Throughout our history, PARC has emphasized choice for the individual, choice of appropriate program with welcomed movement between programs, and choice of appropriate level of work through our four programs: Commercial & Government Contracting; Community Employment Services; Employment of Choice; Pathways To Careers.