Enrich. Empower. Respect.

From employment services, specialized job and life skills training, career opportunities, a center for social enrichment, and connectivity to community resources, our services empower individuals with disabilities and other life barriers to achieve personal success.

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We are a mission based organization dedicated to supporting and empowering individuals with disabilities and other challenges.

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We champion the development of essential vocational and life skills, meaningful social involvement and access to critical resources.

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We provide employment services; specialized job and life skills training; career opportunities; a center for social enrichment; and connectivity to community resources.

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We are a change leader dedicated to executional excellence, collaboration, innovation, continual learning, constant improvement and sustained achievement.

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Welcome to Columbia Industries

Columbia Industries started helping people in 1963 as the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Benton and Franklin Counties. The purpose for forming the non-profit agency was clear: to promote the general welfare of persons with cerebral palsy and other handicaps.

Today, our goals are similar, as we focus on helping as many people with disabilities and other challenges as we can. The slogan that appears in our logo, “Enrich. Empower. Respect.” was chosen to reflect our commitment to supporting and empowering our clients, our community, our board members, our staff, our donors – everyone who plays a part in our organization.

Our Impact


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students graduated from Opportunity Kitchen


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adults with disabilities served at CI Community Center

Recent News

Cherilyn Montee Joins Columbia Industries as Director of Human Resources

Columbia Industries proudly welcomes Cherilyn Montee as its new Director of Human Resources. Hailing from Texas with a ...
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Dutch Bros Presents Columbia Industries with Proceeds from Day of Giving

Columbia Industries, a mission-based organization committed to supporting and empowering individuals with disabilities and other challenges, received $8,374 ...
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Giving Tuesday: Empowering Lives with Columbia Industries

As the holiday season approaches, a time of giving and sharing, it's the perfect opportunity to reflect on ...
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Personal success looks different for every one of us. Our mission services help support and empower our clients to reach their own definition of personal success, enabling every individual to thrive and gain independence. Contact us today to learn more.