Glenwood Resource Center Timeline Calls For Complete Closure By July 1, 2024

A residential living unit on the Glenwood Resource Center campus.

The Glenwood Resource Center will be completely closed by July 1, 2024, according to a timeline from the Iowa Department of Human Services.

The state-managed facility currently houses about 150 residents with intellectual and physical disabilities and employs over 400 workers.

According to the published timeline, the state will begin to reduce the population at GRC by half between July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2023. Sixty residents will be transitioned to the Woodward Resource Center during the same period.

From July 1, 2023, to June 30, 2024, remaining GRC residents will be transitioned into the community or other facilities.

No residents will remain on the GRC campus after June 30, 2024.

On July 1, 2022, the bulk of the GRC savings budget will be repurposed to the Woodward Resource Center.

The state has announced a bonus-incentive program for GRC employees who continue to work at the facility during the closure over the next two years.


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