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Supportive Services


Chanelle
Ringgold County Supportive Services Director
Chanelle Cole

Staff
Carm Davidson
Jim Karp
Mike Kempton
Kristen Lambert
Kim Stark
Danielle Triggs

About RCSS

Ringgold County Supportive Services is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2000. The RCSS board shall be made up of a minimum of six (6) members.  The board shall be represented by parents (past or present), family members &/or guardians, from an outside agency, Ringgold County Supervisor or their appointee and Disability Service Coordinator for Ringgold County. Board members will be reviewed and appointed or reappointed by the Ringgold County Board of Supervisors, taking into account diversity of membership.

RCSS has high standards and is CARF (International Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation) accredited. In January 2013, RCSS received a three year accreditation, which is the highest accreditation possible in the service of Community Integration. Each month activities are planned to help each individual to learn, build self-esteem, gain connections in the community, and make wise choices all while having a good time.

Admission Criteria:

  • Must be age 18 or older
  • Diagnosed with a intellectual disabilities
  • Must be able to function on a 6-to-1 ratio
  • Secured funding source or methods of self-funding

 Services Provided:

  • Varied curriculum centered on providing increased independence in the areas of social, self-help and independent living skills
  • Daily physical exercise and activities
  • Community activities and outings
  • Cooking sessions, including menu planning and grocery shopping
  • Recreational and leisure activities
  • Increased social/peer support groups
  • Goal based activities

Mission Statement

It is the mission of Ringgold County Supportive Services to provide a safe environment for adults with intellectual disabilities with an emphasis on helping each person to become as independent as possible and a more valued member of society.

Philosophy Statement

Our philosophy is that “We are a non-profit organization established for adults with intellectual disabilities with an emphasis on helping each person served become as independent as possible and a more valued member of society.”

Contact RCSS Coordinator

507 S. Henderson
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
p 641-464-2067
f 641-464-2068
ccole@ringgoldcounty.us