The Pride Group of Northwest Iowa is organized and operated exclusively for the purpose of providing disabled individuals with housing facilities and services specially designed to meet their physical, social and physiological needs, and to promote their health, security, happiness and usefulness in longer living.
1986 - A non-profit corporation was formed! The first Board of Directors were: Richard Porter, President; Dale Jacobsen, Vice-President; Dorothy Porter, Secretary; Kathryn Murphy, Treasurer; and the fifth member was Jerold Dykstra.
1988 - A new Group Home was built by Plymouth County in Le Mars, and Plymouth Life, Inc. purchased a home from Gehlen Catholic School, and these homes were named Pride I and Pride II, respectively, and were opened for business at this time.
July, 1988, the first Group Home owned and operated by Plymouth County was also leased to Plymouth Life, Inc. and was named the R.E. Porter Home.
December, 1989, Plymouth Life’s Board of Directors formed another Corporation named D.A.L.E. Inc. that was to enter into a HUD contract to remodel three Four-Plex’s and a Duplex for Developmentally Disabled Individuals. This project will house 16 people. D.A.L.E. Inc. stands for Disabled Adults Living Environment.
August, 1992, a house was purchased in Le Mars to provide services.
February, 1993, another house was purchased in Le Mars to provide services.
April, 1993, we began to offer services in Cherokee for Supervised Community Living.
June, 1994, the HCBS program was added to Plymouth Life Services. We started providing hourly services to individuals living in the community.
June, 1994, we began a corporation in Cherokee called Cherokee County Residential Services.
January, 1996, a new four-plex was built in Le Mars & opened for services.
August, 1996, Site I in Cherokee was opened to provide waiver services.
1997, Pride II our second group home, changed licensure to be a waiver home, Site I.
October, 1997, CCRS purchased a house in Cherokee to provide services.
April, 1998, another four-plex was purchased and opened for services in Le Mars.
March, 1999, CCRS purchased a house in Cherokee to provide services.
July, 1999, CCRS purchased a house in Cherokee to provide services.
August, 2000, West Cedar RCF/PMI was opened in Cherokee at the Mental Health Institute.
2001, the RE Porter home was taken down and 2 new waiver sites were built at that location. Site II was opened in February 2002. Site III was opened in August 2002.
December, 2001, we took over management of Primghar Health Center, a Residential Care Facility located in Primghar.
February, 2004, CBS office in Le Mars was opened.
February, 2005, Site II in Cherokee was opened in Cherokee to provide waiver services.
July, 2005, Plymouth Life, Inc. underwent a fictitious name change. We became The Pride Group, Inc.
December, 2006, Site IV in Le Mars was opened to provide waiver services.
October, 2007, an acreage was purchased in Le Mars to provide services.
February, 2009, Site V in Le Mars was opened to provide waiver services.
February, 2009, DALE I was made into Site VI in Le Mars to provide waiver services.
June, 2009, CCRS sold the house located in Cherokee.
December, 2009, Site III in Cherokee was opened to provide waiver services.
January, 2010, Site VII in Le Mars was opened to provide waiver services.
March, 2010, CCRS sold the house in Cherokee.
December, 2010, Site VIII in Le Mars will open to provide waiver services.
August, 2015, Site IV in Cherokee opened as an ID waiver home.
October, 2015, Glass St and 2 homes on Cheyenne Blvd. in Sioux City opened as Hab homes
March, 2016, the lease was signed to begin our first Day Hab program in Sioux City, Iowa.
May, 2016, another new home on 30th St. in Sioux City opened as a Hab home.
November, 2016, 9th site opened in Le Mars.