About Six Points
Providing education, training, assistance, and support to people with special needs and their families in Gunnison And Hinsdale Counties.
The mission of Six Points is to provide education, training, assistance and support to all adults with special needs and their families in Gunnison and Hinsdale Counties, such that these individuals reach their highest functioning levels and become integrated into our society as independent, productive, contributing citizens. Further, our mission is to advocate for these individuals and increase the awareness of all residents concerning the special needs of the disabled in our community.
In Six Points’ ideal world, all of those with special needs will be fully integrated and respected in the community. The business of meeting their needs will be self-sustaining and this vision will be supported by the entire community.
- Fiscal Responsibility
- Compassion and Respect
- Equal Opportunities
- Highest Quality of Services and Care
- Integration Between Clients & the Community
- Environmental Responsibility
In 1972, a group of local citizens and parents were concerned about a lack of services for individuals with developmental disabilities in Gunnison County and they volunteered their support to address this issue. In July 1981, Six Points Evaluation and Training, Inc. filed its first Articles of Incorporation with the State of Colorado. The Six Points Thrift Store opened its doors for business.
Today, the Thrift Store serves as a critical resource of affordable household goods for the low-income population of the area, offers a regional venue for donating second-hand merchandise, and especially, continues to provide employment for many Six Points’ clients.
Since both the Thrift Store operations and client programs were desperately short on space to fully accomplish all of the organization’s goals, in September 2009, the Six Points Board of Directors (Board) purchased with cash two commercial lots directly west of the Gunnison Recreation Center. Construction on a new 9,000-square-foot facility commenced in April 2013. The new permanent facility opened to the clients and public on December 15, 2014.
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