Peak Community Services (PCS) provides opportunities for individuals to develop life skills that enable them to live as independently as possible and to become contributing members of the community.
In 1955, three women in Pulaski County started a program to provide their special-needs children the opportunity to learn and to develop skills. The 18th such program in Indiana, this was quite progressive for a rural community. The first class, held in the basement of the First Christian Church in Winamac, had 16 students; by 1965, 88 children from Jasper, Starke, Fulton, and Pulaski Counties were attending what had come to be known as the ‘Aurora School’, now located in the former Riley School. Many of the early students were becoming adults by this time, so a Habilitation Center was started at 112 West Main Street for these adults to learn job skills.
In 1988, the Pulaski County agency contracted with Woodlawn Center, in Logansport, for administrative services, and eventually the two agencies merged to become PCS, which now has two facilities, one in Logansport and one in Winamac, and six group homes, two in Winamac and four in Logansport.
1104 South U.S.-35
Winamac, Indiana 46996
574-946-6188 (Winamac site)
574-753-4104 (Logansport headquarters)
Employment Services, teaching concepts such as compliance, attendance, task completion, problem solving, and safety
PCS Industries Services, providing Employment Services training in a facility-based program and offering compensation for completed work or other occupational activity, such as light industrial assembly, inspection, and packaging services
Habilitation Services, including supervision, monitoring, training, education, demonstration or support to assist with the acquisition of skills, either in the community or in a Peak facility, and either one-on-one or in a small group
Community Living Services, providing supports designed to ensure the health, safety, and welfare of an individual living successfully in his own residence
Supervised Group Living, providing supports and training for persons who meet State Medicaid Level of Care requirements and have program needs that require 24-hour supervision and intensive active treatment to live in the least restrictive environment possible
Family Support Services, providing an opportunity for individuals to become more independent in their primary caregivers’ homes or at other community locations,focusing on preventing or slowing the regression of skills already learned
Respite Services, provides one-on-one support, including daily living skills, grooming and hygiene, meal preparation and general supervision, in primary caregivers’ homes or other community locations, and intended to ease caregivers’ burdens