By Terry Griffin

The Iowa Department of Human Services plans to close the Glenwood Resource Center (GRC) in 2024. The facility provides residential care and other services for people with intellectual/developmental disabilities (I/DD). GRC will continue to provide care for its residents while working with their guardians and families to transition them to community placements or the Woodward Resource Center. The decision addresses concerns raised by the federal Department of Justice (DOJ) about the state’s over-reliance on institutional settings for people with I/DD. DHS has worked cooperatively with the DOJ throughout the investigation and has implemented its own improvement efforts to address concerns.…
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