Adult Programs & Centers

Four adult centers for adults with the most significant disabilities offer three options: work all day, work part of the day and activities part of the day, or all day activities. Working all day allows an individual to earn a paycheck. Work may involve sorting, packing, bagging, or light assembly, depending on what work is available from local companies. All work is supervised to help individuals earn as much as they can, learn new skills, do their job with accuracy, and be sure they get paid for the work they do.

If an individual does not want to earn a paycheck, or does not want to work full time, activities are available in accordance to what the individual likes to do. Some examples are academics, art, cooking, computers, exercise, gardening, games, making friends, and music.

Adult centers are located across the county, and individuals attend the one closest to them. 

Elmer P. Beckman Adult Center- directions
Chris Miller, Director
2600 Civic Center Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
Phone: (513) 742-1576

Robert W. Franks Adult Center- directions
Charles Altenau, Director
5884 Bridgetown Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45248
Phone: (513) 598-2965

E. Roger Jackson Adult Center- directions
Jim Sunderhaus, Director
5093 Kingsley Drive
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
Phone: (513) 272-4326

Thomas H. Kidd Adult Center- directions
Melissa Morelli, Director
9910 Reading Road
Cincinnati, Ohio 45241
Phone: (513) 563-2500

Click here to see the 2013-2014 Adult Services Calendar

The business arm of the adult centers is called General Assembly (GA). Sales Representatives work with companies to find work opportunities for individuals in the centers. Visit the GA website at

Agency-operated adult centers are not the only option for adults in Hamilton County. Check out the provider search for other adult day and evening programs in Hamilton County.