"The basic need of every person
is to feel wanted and needed."

The Macoupin Center for
the Developmentally Disabled

The goal of MCDD is to meet the basic need for adults with disabilities living in Macoupin and surrounding counties. We serve individuals with developmental disabilities who are 18 years of age and older to provide them with continued education catered to their individual abilities, provide them with important social and life skills, social interaction, and to engendering a sense of belonging, purpose and self worth.
The MCDD provides a day learning center from 9am to 3pm, including transportation service to and from the Center, providing guardians a unique place for their loved ones to go while they work or accomplish other personal tasks. Though our budget only allows us to assist a limited number of individuals at the Center, we also offer programs to assist others throughout Illinois, such as our Camp Goodtimes and Mini Olympics. We hope to continue to provide these services and more to these special people who have become our extended family.

If you or anyone you know is interested in learning more about becoming a student at MCDD, feel free to contact us or stop by for a visit.  We would love to give you a tour of our facility and introduce you to the life of a student here.

How we are able
to offer our services

The MCDD is funded primarily by the Macoupin County Mental Deficiency Fund and by the United Way of Greater St. Louis. The amount from these organizations varies depending upon the funds available for them to distribute each year, so we could not provide all the services we offer without the generous donations from private individuals, local organizations, and our own fund raising efforts.
The Center works to provide funding for itself by organizing several fundraisers throughout the year. These include, among other things, bake sales, trivia nights, the Annual Ham & Bean Dinner, sales at the Christmas Market, and an Elvis concert starring Steve Davis. We also receive donations from fundraisers hosted by the local Lion’s Club, Knights of Columbus, and Bryan’s Golf Stag, as well as private donations and memorials.

"We could not continue to provide the services we do
without the help of our friends."


Because of the unpredictability of the funds we receive, we are always in great need of donations of money, supplies, and volunteer time. We could not continue to provide the services we do without the help of our friends. Please consider giving a monetary donation, if you are able.

We can now accept donations online through PayPal via the ‘Donate' buttons located at the top of the page, or right here:
Donations of supplies are always welcome, so please check our ongoing list of needs.

Come join us!

If you are looking for a rewarding experience that will stay with you for a lifetime, come spend a day with us. Call us, or check our Calendar to find out what we have planned.

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