Developmental Disability Services

Adult Day Services-Hartville

Person-centered services that are hands-on and take place in a variety of settings.

Holding a chicken on the farmFeeding the goats

Hands-on services that enrich lives.

Every day is different here in Hartville.

Are you seeking a supportive environment where adults with developmental disabilities can thrive? At GentleBrook, we offer a variety of programs designed to promote independence and community engagement. We pride ourselves on delivering person-centered services that are hands-on and take place in a variety of settings.

Our programs cater to individual needs with waiver services, adult day support, and vocational habilitation opportunities, both paid and unpaid.
Additionally, our day programming for Intermediate Care Facility residents ensures meaningful engagement and active treatment. We even provide non-medical transportation services for added convenience.

Time away is time to grow.

What we offer

Expanding the capability of the ones you love the most.

Numerous places, infinite opportunity.

Hartville Hardware

Participants learn work skills in a diverse combination of retail settings,

These settings include the warehouse, sales floor, and the lumber drive-through.


Participants perform day-to-day activities under the direction of the Housekeeping Department in accordance with current federal, state, and local standards.

 All tasks fall under the guidelines and regulations governing the various facilities to ensure clean, safe, and sanitary conditions.

Hartville Hardware (Hartville Fulfillment Center)

Participants will learn work skills in the shipping and receiving department and warehouse.

Hartville Thrift Shoppe

Participants perform daily janitorial tasks in all areas of the Thrift Shoppe.

Front Porch Café / Hartville Thrift Shoppe

This site offers a person-centered program that allows individuals to work in the community while developing job skills needed to build overall independence.  

Schedule will consist of individuals learning a variety of food service skills at the Front Porch Café in Hartville.  In addition to working in the café, participants in this vocational habilitation/community-integrated group will also work alongside volunteers in the Hartville Thrift Shoppe to further develop job training skills.

Community Farming

This program’s goal is to allow participants to explore local businesses and farm environments while developing meaningful and purposeful skills needed to thrive and become contributing partners in the community. The aim of the program is to provide produce and farm goods to local partners and neighborhoods. Individuals will actively participate in the development, operation, and maintenance of a new community supported agriculture (CSA) service. During the first phase, the focus will be on caring for laying chickens to sell eggs to the community. As the individuals’ skills grow, so will the CSA and its offerings.  The plan is to build relationships with existing farms in the local community.   

The schedule will consist of a combination of activities where participants will spend time at local farms and businesses, learning new agriculture skills alongside existing farmers. Skill acquisition and relationship-building will ultimately promote the independence required for success in future work opportunities.

Petting the Goat
GentleBrook Barn

Personalized Care

Individuals will be involved in the daily activities of a farm which is home to egg-laying chickens, rabbits, and two goats.  Additional duties include maintenance of pasture acreage.

Community Farming

GentleBrook Greenhouse + Farm

This program’s goal is to allow participants the opportunity to work on the operational and business side of running a greenhouse and farm.

Working in the Greenhouse