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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Mission

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

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Focus

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

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Methods

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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Values

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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Recent News

Join Us in Supporting Columbia Industries at Red Robin!

At Columbia Industries, we believe in creating opportunities for individuals with disabilities to thrive in our community. We ...
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Opportunity Kitchen celebrates 13th graduating class on February 1

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Columbia Industries Welcomes Kyle Mattox as Chief Operating Officer

Columbia Industries is proud to announce the hiring of Kyle Mattox as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). In ...
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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.