The Carole Sund Center opened in 2000 and provides day program services to adults with developmental disabilities. The program was relocated in 2013. It is now located on over 4 acres of agricultural land on the South end of Eureka. Our participants are "farming for their future"
In this agricultural based environment the participants can earn money working the farm by selling the fresh vegetables and eggs to community members and their residential facilities.
Along with working the farm, landscaping and community recycling, many of our individuals are enjoying employment opportunities working with the Tri-City Weekly.
The participants are not only helping to meet the needs of the local community while developing and maintaining a wide variety of skills, they feel a sense of pride and accomplishment from their work and really appreciate a paycheck!
The Sund Center's farm and garden offers our participants both active and passive interactions. It includes a variety of herbs for sensory stimulation and seasonal interest, several greenhouses and many spaces for privacy and social interaction. There are safe and stable surfaces, raised beds, garden seating, playful areas and natural distractions that elicit emotional responses.