Established in 1993 by the Leo Wiechens family, Kenny’s Place serves the intellectually disabled adults of Marion County. We offer our members various skill training in horticulture, laundry, cooking, arts & crafts. Kenny’s Place is a very unique program in Marion County as we do not charge our members a fee to attend.
To create a positive, caring and accepting environment for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
The following are the foundation of Kenny’s Place:
- To provide a safe faith-based environment for our members and staff.
- To maintain the highest level of integrity for our members by treating them with dignity, respect and equality.
- To provide adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities full inclusion with opportunities in the community.
- To teach adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities self-advocacy so they are able to make decisions for their well-being.
Life Skills Development: The members at Kenny’s Place learn and practice daily living skills, based on their individualized needs.
Vocational Skills Acquisition: Our members assist with daily operations and customer interactions at our plant nursery. Shelf stocking, sewing
Community-Based Instruction: Inclusive community outings provide our clients with social skills and financial skills.
Volunteerism: Although Kenny’s Place is a non-profit, we believe in giving back to the community who supports us.