GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - A program in Gulfport that helps disabled adults has expanded. Thursday, Gulf Coast Industries celebrated its new addition, 785 square feet of space.
The addition includes four restrooms, a dining room and a hallway. Gulf Coast Industries is located on 42nd Avenue.
It provides work opportunities for about 50 intellectually and physically disabled adults. The expansion will allow the facility to add an Adult Day Service.
"Adult Day Service is for individuals that are incapable of going out in the community and finding active work, so much so they're broke down to possibly being stuck in a wheelchair, or limited in their capacity to move. So, what we'll do is bring them in here and give them the opportunity to stay active.
Gulf Coast Industries also handed out awards to dedicated supporters and schools that participate in the bead recycling program.