In May of 2017, we acquired The Blythe Center as our newest campus in the Gompers family! This exciting acquisition was a testament to the high quality disabilities services that Gompers has been providing to valley families for 70 years! Though we aren’t quite four months into the acquisition, the results have been promising. The members, staff and families at the Blythe Center campus have been open to new experiences and news ways of operating.
We have already begun transforming Blythe into Gompers! Our teams is working hard to modernize the former transportation system that the Blythe Center campus had been using to increase comfort and efficiencies for all our new members and staff. Our Assistive Technology initiative is being introduced at the Blythe Center campus providing new opportunities for the members to interact with the community around them. Finally, the campus is being updated and reconfigured to the benefit of our members, and to handle the anticipated growth. In all of this, we are learning from the exceptional programs and services that Blythe already had, so that we can improve all of our programs across all three campuses.
There is a lengthy road ahead of us as we complete this acquisition and transform the Blythe Center into Gompers, but we’re sure of a bright future for our new members at this location.