That’s the place that provides a home for developmentally disabled adults when their families are unable to give them the care they need.
Rainbow Omega opened two group homes in Eastaboga almost 20 years ago with a very special mission – to provide group homes for 16 people in a caring and nurturing environment.
The founder, chairman and CEO of Rainbow Omega, Stentson Carpenter, knew first-hand about the concerns families face about long-term care for their adult children after parents pass away or are no longer able to provide for them. He has a disabled child as well, and his goal was to provide a safe, caring and nurturing place for them to live.
The home has grown, and is now home to 79 residents. Last year, Rainbow Omega reported operational expenses just over $5 million.
It’s a big operation that relies on a combination of contributions, donations, grants and government assistance, and jobs at the work center will help the organization moved toward a goal of becoming a self-sufficient operation.
The work center houses a sheltered workshop that employs upwards of 90 people, including job coaches and quality control coordinators. They take on a variety of contracts, including one with Honda Manufacturing. Work center employees assemble Owner’s Manual kits that are placed in the glove compartment of every Honda Pilot, Odyssey, Ridgeline and Accord manufactured at the nearby plant – on average, 1,500 kits per day.
We appreciate the county commissioners’ support for the Community Development Block Grant for the work center, and we commend Carpenter, his staff and supporters for making Rainbow Omega a reality.