Due to the current state of emergency surrounding the Coronavirus and the medically fragile state of our residents, PRDC has suspended all resident outings, visitation in the homes, and school attendance. We will re-evaluate the situation when Gov. Roy Cooper moves North Carolina to "Phase 3". Thank you for your patience during this scary time. Our number one priority is the safety of our residents and staff. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the office at 704-788-2304.
For up-to-date information on PRDC COVID-19 restrictions please visit the "COVID-19 UPDATES" tab at the top of this page.
In order to keep our homes safe we are working towards being able to implement face mask wearing policies. Unfortunately, supplies are limited at this time and we are looking to see if we can find any volunteers that would be able to make our staff cloth masks to wear in order to conserve our supplies.
If you or someone you know is interested in making masks for PRDC staff please contact our Program Director, Sandy Cox, at (980) 777-4010.
We appreciate all your continued support in these profound times!
PRDC is a place to live for life – somewhere to call home. We are a non-profit that provides residential care for those with severe mental and physical disabilities. With residents ranging in age from five to fifty-five, many have been with us from childhood into adulthood. Our goal at PRDC is to establish individualized programs for each resident that will grow with them, year-by-year allowing them increased functional capabilities and independence.
Piedmont Residential Development Center opened its first home in April 1980. This home allowed mentally disabled children to remain in their community, close to their families. And because of the smaller, more home-like size, the care the children would receive would be more personalized than that at large state institutions where many of the children had lived previously.
In March 1984, PRDC expanded their care to adults, opening another five-bedroom home in Kannapolis. Today, Piedmont Residential Development Center operates four homes in Cabarrus County. In addition to its first location off of Highway 200, between Concord and Monroe, now called the Children’s Center.
Our residents are cared for by a professional group of staff, including a physical therapist, psychologist, doctor, dentist, social worker, dietician, and teacher. In addition, medical personnel are on-call 24 hours a day.
Our team also includes an amazing group of volunteers that assist on a daily basis with all ranges of responsibilities.