About Us

Our Mission

To enable persons with developmental disabilities to function to the maximum extent possible as responsible members
of the community with the opportunity to choose and to realize their goals of where and how they live, learn, work and play.

Company Profile

Warren Achievement School was founded in 1961, in Monmouth, Illinois, by a group of citizens led by Helen Bersted and Lou Ebersole, as a one-room school for children with developmental disabilities. Through the years, Warren Achievement Center has grown. In 1969, our sheltered workshop was opened on South Main Street. In 1972, WAC added the Adult Residential program.

Today, Warren Achievement Center has several Residential homes, a sheltered workshop and Transportation for senior citizens, persons with disabilities, and the general public.

Warren Achievement Center provides many opportunities for persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities to learn and be active members of the community. Staff are employed and specially trained to provide positive experiences in learning, recreation and independent living.

Acceptance into all programs is based on evaluation of skills of the individual and the availability of funds for necessary services. Access to services is through the Case Management program where the individual is evaluated to determine the level of disability and which services are appropriate.

Triumph Services

Triumph Services, Inc. is the combined effort of three human service agencies: Bridgeway, Knox County Council for Developmental Disabilities, both of Galesburg, Illinois, and Warren Achievement Center. The not-for-profit corporation was developed in 2000. Its purpose is to provide a summer day camp experience for children with developmental disabilities. “Camp Kidz” depends upon camper fees and contributions from the community. If you would like to make a donation to Camp Kidz or would like more information, you may contact Sherry Waite at 309-734-3131.