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Center Village (Tenco)

19248 Maple Ave
Fairfield, IA 52556

Tenco was incorporated on September 30, 1965 with the goal of providing employment opportunities for people with disabilities. 

With a mere $18,000 in the bank, Tenco Workshop started back in 1965 in an old unkept building at the Ottumwa Airbase with an idea to help people with disabilities develop and maintain their independence.

After that first decade, Tenco celebrated its achievements with an $85,000 donation from Roy Parker. At the time, it was the largest single donation Tenco had received. That $85,000 would equal a $380,000 donation in today's money.

Now, over five decades later, Tenco Industries continues to diversify its business to cover the shortfalls in the state and federal funding while serving more than 300 individuals.

Center Village is Tenco’s Residential Care Facility (RCF). It has facility-based programming designed to assist persons with mental illness and/or intellectual disabilities, to develop daily living skills for future community living. It is a 15-bed facility with staff 24 hours a day and seven days a week.

Our mission is to provide opportunities for people with disabilities, to develop and maintain independence in all areas of life. To help meet this mission, in addition to the RCF in Keosauqua, we have offices in seven counties, two thrift stores “Second Time Around”, and two hydroponic greenhouses. Visit out website for more information about all the exciting things happening at Tenco: