Gompers, a Phoenix-based nonprofit, provides a broad range of services to individuals with developmental disabilities—but when the COVID-19 pandemic hit, many of those services were put on hold.

Gompers temporarily closed its day treatment center in Peoria.

The result was a challenge for more than 500 individuals who rely on Gompers’ services every day.

Gompers provided in-home services during the pandemic but resumed its Glendale-based Employment Services program Aug. 10.

Gompers recently began reopening its Peoria and Phoenix day treatment centers to a limited number of adults with developmental disabilities.

The reopening will be phased over time with a limited number of members at any given time open to promote social distancing.

“We are able to proceed with the reopening of our day treatment centers in Phoenix and Peoria because of the groundwork that was laid since we temporarily suspended these services in March,” said Chuck Foley, interim executive director of Gompers.

“While these programs will reopen at partial capacity, we will be ready to serve dozens of adults who greatly benefit from the services we provide. We are excited and look forward to seeing them in person and helping them and us return to a semblance of normalcy.”

Gompers worked with HealthyVerify on its opening plan and recently received certification from the organization for its efforts. HealthyVerify works with businesses to implement strict health and safety procedures that help protect their employees and customers.

For more information about Gompers, visit gompers.org.