Agency History

Established in 1977, the Edinburg Center was founded on the tenets that all persons have the potential to learn, the capacity for change, and the right to live a meaningful life in the community of their own choosing. What began as a non-profit Community Mental Health Center with a community-based Board of Directors and a budget of less than five hundred thousand dollars has grown over time to serve not only people with mental health conditions, but also persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, co-occurring disorders, autism, and brain injuries. The individuals we currently serve range in age from three to eighty-seven. Though we have historically seen both adults and children in our offices, we see a trend of referrals of Transition Age Youth, and have responded accordingly. We employ approximately 350 full and part-time staff. Come join us as we serve more than 1,500 each year!

The Center’s mission is to provide an array of evidence-based, innovative services which promote personal growth and independence, foster hope, and enhance the quality of life for the people we serve. This is the vision which our founder, Golda Edinburg, a pioneering social worker, created and implemented more than forty years ago. This unwavering commitment underpins everything we do.