Genesis Development is recognized as a dynamic leader, providing progressive and diverse services responsive to the needs of the people we serve.


Genesis Development is a private, 501(c)(3) not-for-profit rehabilitation organization that provides support for people with disabilities. Rehabilitation services are provided through continuing assessments and goal setting. These goals are intended to address the needs and desires of those receiving services.


New programs, new group homes, company and service expansion, maintaining over 30 homes and things just wearing out mean that we are constantly in need of something. Click Here for our Wishlist.

If you have something you would like to donate, please contact Sara Morton at or your nearest Genesis location.


Throughout Iowa we are providing services in the areas of residential, employment, mental health, crisis intervention, transitional living and more to over 4,300 people by nearly 500 staff members.

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Genesis Development Gears Up for 45th Anniversary in 2018

Genesis Development began in 1973 as the Greene County Sheltered Workshop with a rented building at the fairgrounds. Forty five years later and Genesis has 14 locations serving 16 counties across   central Iowa. This past year has seen Genesis serve over 4,200...

Employee of the Year: Kayla Dollens

Kayla Dollens was named Genesis Development’s Employee of the Year for 2017. The award comes from a committee of her peers that recognize her efforts to go out of her way for her teammates and the members. Dollens works in the Hourly Supported Community Living...

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