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About PARC

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Proudly Serving Our Community

PARC, a ServiceSource affiliate, proudly provides community employment services in conjunction with the AbilityOne Program, Community Employment, Community Rehabilitation program (CRP) and other associated programs that promote success within our community.

PARC’s mission is to empower people with disabilities through employment and training. PARC began over 45 years ago with 12 participants. Today, PARC serves more than 400 participants annually, has been awarded numerous government and commercial contracts, has helped place and maintain hundreds of persons with disabilities in permanent employment, and was the first NPA chosen to implement a national program called ‘Pathways To Careers’.

Our programs focus on each individual’s choices. Individual support strategies are developed cooperatively with the individual, their guardian, and professional staff at PARC. The programs are specifically designed to provide people with disabilities the external supports they need to obtain training, employment, and independence.

Our Team

Kenneth Naegle

Kenneth Naegle
Regional Executive Director

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Jim Crosby
Director of Operations

Matt Elston
Matt Elston
Program Manager
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Chad Miller
Operations Manager

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Melanie Pelletier
Program Manager

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Melissa Bippes
Human Resource Manager

Matt Poulson
Facility Manager

Pioneer Adult Rehabilitation Center (PARC) is a ServiceSource affiliate 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 choices. Individual support strategies are developed cooperatively with the individual, his/her guardian, and professional staff. The programs at PARC are specifically designed to provide people with disabilities the external supports they need to obtain training and employment.

Our History

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 $25,000 and 12 clients DCDC was established to help adults with disabilities find independence through employment and training.

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

As DSCD grew it was 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.

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 of the individual. This has been facilitated by our four programs: Commercial & Government Contracting; Community Employment Services; Employment of Choice; Pathways To Careers; and Bloom.

In 2020, PARC affiliated with ServiceSource, a nonprofit organization with a mission to facilitate services and partnerships to support people with disabilities, their families, their caregivers and community members in order to build more inclusive communities. PARC became the sixth affiliated nonprofit organization that is part of the ServiceSource network. ServiceSource is headquartered in Northern Virginia, with regional offices in Delaware, Florida, North Carolina and now Utah.

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