Thomas Grady Service Center aims to establish, protect, enforce, and expand the human and civil rights of persons with disabilities through legal, administrative, and community supports. We firmly believe that everyone deserves to be treated with the utmost respect and dignity, regardless of their abilities.
Our organization was established to ensure that everyone can speak out and be heard, to ensure that everyone has equal access to the supports that they need, and to ensure that everyone can live happy, meaningful lives. Our biggest supporters are The ARC of Thomas & Grady Counties United Way.
Thomas Grady Service Center is at the forefront of disability advocacy, removing barriers so that people of all abilities can live the life they envision. Our services include:
These services support people in being involved in their community. Services can be provided individually or in a group setting. It can take place during the day, the evening, or the week end in either the community or in a facility setting. Services are based on what the individual needs, wants and prefers. The goal of services is to help the person learn or improve their skills in personal care, being independent, socializing with others, adjusting to community life, using resources in their community, and becoming independent outside his/her home or family home. The purpose of these services is to increase the individual’s skills and contacts in community living.
Supported Employment and Specialized Employment
These services help people get paid employment and provide support to maintain their job in the community. Services may include job development, on site job coaching, job adaptations and promotion of co-worker support. Services are provided one to one or in group settings and take place in different places in the community, especially work sites where persons without disabilities work.
These services help people work towards paid or unpaid employment on a one to one basis or in a group setting outside of the person’s home, family home or any other residential setting. The purpose of the service is to teach people skills necessary to be successful in a job in the community. Examples of service activities include but are not limited to: following rules, attendance, completing tasks, problem solving, endurance, work speed, work accuracy, increased attention span, motor skills, safety, and social skills in the workplace.
Community Residential Alternative (CRA) services are designed for persons who need concentrated levels of support. These services are a range of interventions that focus on training and support. Services are individually tailored to meet specific needs and assist with changes in service needs. The service needs may be addressed in one or more of the following areas: eating and drinking, toileting, personal grooming and health care, dressing, communication, interpersonal relationships, mobility, home management, and use of leisure time.
Community Living Supports
Community Living Support (CLS) Services are individualized supports intended to assist the person with the achievement, preservation, or improvement in skills. The services are offered to individuals who live in their own or family home. Personal care/assistance may be a component part of CLS services but may not comprise the entirety of the services. The amount of personal care/assistance is specific to the needs of the Individual, as determined by the Supports Intensity Scale, the Health Risk Screening Tool, and other person-centered assessments. The service needs may be addressed in one or more of the following areas: Activities of daily living, personal grooming and health care, interpersonal relationships, mobility, home management, and use of leisure time.
As we move forward, the Work Activity Program will support people to be involved in integrated work settings that offer opportunities for competitive employment and fair wages. Prior to Sheltered Work experience, all participants will receive Career Counseling from Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA), our designated state unit.
We are bonded and insured and capable of exceeding your expectations when we provide for your janitorial needs. One of our most prominent contracts is with the United States Federal Courthouse and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, better known as FEMA. This contract covers over 251,214 sq. ft. Our staff possesses an HSPD12 Homeland Security Badge, which signifies they have gone through extensive federal background checks. This ensures we have trustworthy people working around very confidential information and top-level professionals such as yourselves. We also have a very effective Quality Control Plan and by using green chemicals, we strive to reduce environmental impacts that negatively affect our worksite and natural environment.
- Key Offerings
- Commercial / Residential Cleaning & Landscaping
- Floor Maintenance: Stripping, Waxing and Buffing
- Janitorial Duties: Standard Services such as Waste Diversion, Floor Mats, Restrooms, Recyclables, Elevators, Stairways, Concession/Cafeterias, and Plate Glass. We also provide Above Standard Services such as Pressure Washing, Carpet Stain Removing, and Window Washing.
- Our Customers
Thomas Grady Service Center continues to give the best cost pricing by utilizing ISSA 540 cleaning standards. This initiative prompts us to be efficient and effective in our cleaning practices. The end results are savings for our customers. The companies that we currently provide janitorial services for are Southwestern State Hospital, American Works, GSA/FEMA, City of Coolidge, and The Meeting Place.
At Thomas Grady Service Center, we recognize the innate abilities, needs, and rights of people with disabilities. We work toward their full integration into their communities and we strive to serve as an agent of positive social change.
You can join the Thomas Grady Service Center by giving:
- Provide Job Opportunities
- Provide Volunteer Opportunities
- Referring Agent to Future Employment
- Share your Talents and Gifts (music, art, dance, drama, poetry, fashion, photography)
- Share your Knowledge and Skills (clerical, job seeking, communications, technology, multicultural sensitivity, problem-solving, motivational, life skills)
- Vehicles to transport people into the community
- Repairs and Maintenance
- Training Materials (Therapeutic and Vocational)
- Staff Training
- Household items to set up for community living
- Occasional supports to help with utility bills, clothing, and food
- Community integration (join community clubs and organizations, participate in recreational activities)
- Incentives for staff retention
If you would like to learn more about our programs and services, contact us at 229-225-4065.