• CI Community Center, the newest of the Columbia Industries’ family of services, is a safe, creative, and supervised place for people with disabilities to find social connection, life enrichment, and community integration.

    Social Connection

    Everyone wants friends, activities, and to be a part of something larger than themselves. Yet some people with disabilities have limited opportunities to make social connections because they are limited in their ability to live autonomously. CI Community Center will offer a safe place to socialize as well as build fun and sought-after relationships with peers.

    Life Enrichment

    Most people have access to continuing education, but people who are disabled often stop pursuing education once they graduate from high school. CI Community Center will be a place for life-long education—a place to take interesting classes, keep minds active, and get excited about education again.

    Proposed Community Center Activities

    Book Club ReadingWeekly Craft Activity
    Sporting EventsArt Gallery/Museum Tours
    Budgeting ClassesMusic Classes/Performances
    Service ActivitiesFishing/Hiking
    Cooking ClassesYoga/Zumba
    "How to" ClassesMatinées
    S.A.F.E. ClassIce Cream Socials
    Computer TrainingInternet Training

    Community Integration

    CI Community Center will be a bridge for people who want to be a part of our community, not just watch from the sidelines. Columbia Industries will provide safe transportation and assistance for outings and activities in our local area.


    CI Community Center will be open Monday through Friday from 9am until noon and noon until 3pm.

    Fee Structure

    Monthly Sessions AttendedFees

    In order to use the Community Center, prospective users must complete and turn in an application. You may download the application in [English] or in [Spanish.]

    Columbia Industries is co-creating CI Community Center in partnership with members of our local community. If you are interested in volunteering, teaching a class, donating supplies, or providing financial support, please contact the Community Center Manager at (509) 582-4142, ext. 119 to make arrangements.

    For more information about how Columbia Industries benefits our community, email info@ColumbiaIndustries.com

    Columbia Industries, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, helps people with disabilities and other barriers to employment achieve their highest employment potential. This allows them to achieve self-sufficiency and contribute to the productivity of our community.

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