Butler County has a rich history of providing supports and services for individuals with developmental disabilities. In 1954, a group of concerned community members met to form what is now called the ARC of Butler County offering the first supports for people with developmental disabilities. Some of those original founding members were instrumental in the organization of what is known today as Flinthills Services, Inc.
After being incorporated in January of 1994, Flinthills Services, Inc. began providing supports to 3 people in a community and day setting.
In 1995, the ARC of Butler County merged its existing day programs with the programs offered by Flinthills Services, Inc. in an effort to maximize personal supports and services.
In 2006, the Flinthills Services, Inc. Board of Directors voted to separate the service side from the CDDO side of Flinthills Services in order to create an unbiased single-point of entry connecting individuals of all ages with developmental disabilities to the network of service providers in Butler County.
In 2008, Flinthills Services, Inc. built three, new multi-individual homes in the City of El Dorado. Each home contains state-of-the-art living for the residents as well as having a FEMA approved storm shelter.
In 2009, Flinthills Services, Inc. opened the beautiful 20,000 sq. ft. Life Enrichment Center at 505 S. Walnut Valley Dr. in El Dorado the houses two day programs; Life Skills and Production, and all administrative offices.
In May 2012, we moved into our newest multi-individual home in El Dorado. The house serves 8 clients and features a built in storm room.
Flinthills Services, Inc. received its first three-year full CARF accreditation in all client programs in November, 2012, and was fully re-accredited by CARF in October, 2015. This accreditation represents the highest level of accreditation that can be awarded to an organization and shows our commitment to and conformation of CARF standards. Flinthills Services, Inc. is the only CARF accredited agency of its kind in Butler County.
In September, 2014, we expanded our day program into a location in Andover and in May, 2016 we opened a new 4-person group home in Rose Hill, both in response the growing need for services in the western part of Butler County.