Who is Progress?
Progress Industries is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization that provides services and support for people with physical and intellectual disabilities in
central Iowa to realize dreams and exercise real choices about where they live, work and socialize. Progress Industries offers a wide range of comprehensive services for people with disabilities and other life challenges. By providing a continuum of quality services and community education, we tackle issues and barriers facing people with disabilities.
Our service model focuses on the abilities of individuals and approaches service delivery as a partnership, respecting the needs and desires of each individual. This person-centered approach allows us to support and respect the people we serve, as well as to foster their independence.
P.I. is CARF (Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities) accredited for its programs in Community Employment Services, Organizational Employment Services, Community Housing, Community Integration and Supported Living.
Progress Measures outcomes in all areas of home, work, and community. Outcomes are measured for efficiency, effectiveness, service access and satisfaction, and reviewed and communicated on a quarterly basis.
Board of Trustees
Bret Doerring – Chair
Sandy Ham – President, CEO and Asst. Secretary
Brian Buch – Vice Chair
Amy Davis – Treasurer
Jeff Hoebelheinrich – Secretary
Geri Doyle – Chair
Sandy Ham– President, CEO and Asst. Secretary
GeorgAnne Talsma – Vice Chair
Rob Kahn – Treasurer
John McNeer – Secretary
Myrna Ver Ploeg