Our mission is dedicated to empowering people with limited access to opportunities and resources to build fulfilling lives and stronger communities through unconditional support.
NCIA provides comprehensive services and resources to people who have disabilities, are facing economic adversity, and are involved in the criminal justice system. These programs include advocacy, housing support, case management for barrier removal, job training and workforce development, and a nonpublic education school. Our unique and adaptable programs empower these people to achieve their goals to build fulfilling lives and stronger communities
Our community living facilities provide physical, clinical, and social environments designed to provide stability and continuity for individuals who would otherwise require institutional services.
NCIA’s Business Service Team obtains commercial, state, and federal contracts to employ people with disabilities
Our Career Development Center provides facility-based and virtual programming for adults aged 21 and over with intellectual and developmental disabilities
Our Youth In Transition School (YIT) is a special education and related services program for students ages 11-21 with autism, emotional disabilities, and/or intellectual disabilities.
We provide Vocational Training and support services to returning citizens, opportunity youth, those receiving federal assistance, and veterans.
A Letter From the New CEO
Dear Friends and Colleagues,
As the second CEO of NCIA, I'm honored to lead an organization that provides vital services to those in need. Our core values of excellence, compassion, and service remain at the forefront of our mission, and I am committed to building on the strong foundation set by my predecessor
Our co-founder, Herb Hoelter, steps down from his role as CEO and will remain as Chairperson of the Board to guide us. He is also leading the launch of the new NCIA Foundation, which will enable us to expand our services and advance our mission in innovative ways.
Despite the pandemic, our team has continued to provide high-quality care and support to our community. We've built our digital capabilities to reach those who need us most and deepened our partnerships to maximize our impact.
Looking ahead, we have ambitious goals to empower more individuals and families with intellectual and developmental disabilities and economically disadvantaged to lead fulfilling lives.
I thank our dedicated staff and supporters for their hard work and commitment to our mission. Together, we can build a brighter future for those we serve.
Thank you for your continued support.
With sincere respect,Carole Argo
Celebrating 45 Years
After 45 years of inspiring work, Herbert Hoelter, co-founder, is stepping aside from his role as Chief Executive Officer to launch and lead a new foundation dedicated to helping the National Center on Institutions and Alternatives (NCIA) expand its resources and impact as well as continuing to operate NCIA's Criminal Justice Services Department
"I have always felt that everyone deserves a second chance to be successful," said Herb Hoelter. "And I am incredibly proud of the work we have done these past 45 years providing services for all people, often when no other agency or program was available."
Since its founding, NCIA has operated in all 50 states, helping with over 15,000 criminal justice cases. It has grown from its initial work in criminal justice and institutional reform to supporting adults with disabilities, youth with disabilities, and economically disadvantaged people.
The new Foundation will help provide additional resources to help staff find creative ways to support those who need help the most, especially when few other social programs exist to meet an individual's compounding needs.
"NCIA's model of timely intervention, unconditional support, and personal attention has become a national model," says incoming CEO Carole Argo. "With the help of the new Foundation, we will be able to continue supporting even more disadvantaged people toward productive, socially acceptable lives."
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STATEMENT OF ACTIVITIES:
Program Service Revenue
Contributions and Grants
Salaries, Other Compensation, Employee Benefits
STATEMENT OF FINANCIAL POSITION: Total Assets
Helping adults with physical/intellectual disabilities or complex needs live independently
Growth-focused community, facility, and virtual job training for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities
DAY AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES
Support for adults with physical/intellectual disabilities that nurtures physical, social, and emotional well-being
Helping previously incarcerated, veterans, and homeless adults secure life-changing jobs and futures
Helping students with autism, emotional disabilities, and/or intellectual disabilities to learn and thrive.
CRIMINAL JUSTICE SERVICES
Providing sentencing advocacy and other services for defense attorneys, defendants, inmates, and court systems nationwide.
Empowering people to take control of their lives by providing them a better future through self-sufficiency in a thriving community.