About Us

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.

Genesis began as the Greene County Sheltered Workshop in 1973 and changed its name to Genesis Development in 1988. Genesis has undergone several mergers and expansions and now has facilities in 13 Iowa locations: Adel, Belle Plaine, Boone, Grinnell, Guthrie Center, Indianola, Jefferson, Perry, Pocahontas, Storm Lake, Toledo, Winterset and Woodward. In the last year services were being provided to over 4,300 people throughout Iowa by nearly 500 staff members.

Our Mission

Genesis Development creates opportunities, choices and support for people with disabilities.

Our Vision

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

Our Core Values


Inspiring a passion for excellence by being honest and instilling trust


Building a culture of cooperative effort toward individual accomplishments


Dedicated to an atmosphere of respect, compassion and support


Encouraging the opinions of others, and a spirit of creativity and innovation