The Adams County Board of Developmental Disabilities cut the ribbon on their new office location last week. The move came after the Board had to relocate due to renovations taking place at their previous office location at Adams County JFS. The new location is known as the “Old Jail Building” and is located at 116 W. Mulberry Street, on the Courthouse Square. The building was established in 1895 and stayed in operation until 1975. After it wasn’t used for the Sheriff’s Department, the Health Department, County Engineer, and Tax Map Department were located in the building, calling it home for over 30 years.
The building is currently shared office space for six local businesses and agencies. According to the department, immediate plans are underway to open The Precinct Cafe, which will be a community employment opportunity for people with disabilities.
The ribbon cutting was attended by the Board Members of Adams County DD and staff, County Commissioner Barbara Moore, local business owners and Adams County Children Services Director Jill Wright.
“As the Adams County Board of DD approaches 60 years of providing mandated services, the health and safety of individuals we serve remains our priority,” said Liz Lafferty, Superintendent of Adams County DD. “The next chapter focuses on community employment, inclusion, and independent living options.”