CREATING JOBS FOR ADULTS WITH DISABILITIES - MILWAUKEE, WI
In 1971 Barbara Rowland was asked to pass through doors to view the activities of a small group of Adults with Disabilities.
To her dismay she had passed through doors to Dante’s Inferno. The misery she saw led her to pledge her life to creating a new vision of a Center where dignity and respect could be honored for those less fortunate.
The IKE Center grew to embody the opportunity for those told of their limits, to dream of new possibilities. To strive for both physical and financial independence through mentored training with the ability to work for a paycheck and a fuller life with meaning for themselves and the greater community.
Construction has begun on our new handicap accessible Commercial Kitchen. This new facility will enable our venture, Ike’s Gourmet - America’s Gourmet Dog Treat Cookie Company, to continue fulfilling orders, keeping pace with our sales success. All proceeds are reinvested into our chefs, Adults with Disabilities.