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First Resources Corp. opened its doors in September 1987 as a not-for-profit agency serving people with disabilities in a sheltered workshop setting. Since that time, we have expanded our services to a wide variety of human service programs. The chronology that follows is indicative of our commitment and mission to serve children, families, and people with disabilities.

On a cold winterly month of January 1988, we opened an 8-person RCF-MR home in Sigourney, IA which was commonly known at the time as the Burdette Bunce Home. Over the years, we added many more homes serving members with intellectual disabilities who require 24 hour supervision but chose to live in a community rather than an institutional setting. Currently, FRC has over twenty of these sites located in Sigourney, Ottumwa, Bloomfield, Keokuk, and Burlington.

Our Family and Children Services program was initiated in April 1988 concurrently with in-home family counseling services. The Behavioral Services program, which included Remedial and Community Supported Services, would be started in the years following. Over the next three decades, FRC would add other services such as Life Skills, Tracking, Substance Abuse, and SCL. Community based services continued to grow and increase over time. Mental Health Services were expanded over time, allowing our clients ease of access to supplemental services such as therapy and counseling.


First Resources Corp. provides community based programs with integrity and respect. We strive to inspire hope and to contribute to the well-being of the people we serve.

In our efforts to achieve our mission, we will demonstrate the following quality principles, in our interaction with people inside and outside of First Resources Corp.


First Resources Corp. exists to provide quality services for people based upon their individualized needs and desires. First Resources Corp. exists within communities to enhance the abilities of those served and to be productive participating members of their families and of their communities.

First Resources Corp. is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization.

Service Excellence
  • Best Practice

  • Well Trained Staff

  • Person Centered Approach

  • Improving Lives

Open Communication
  • Honest

  • Candid

  • Timely

Constant Respect
  • Respectful Dialogue

  • We work together to create a culture of inclusion built on trust, respect and dignity for all.

  • Don’t Judge

  • In everything we do

  • Accepting people where they are at

Professional Development
  • On-going Training

  • Opportunity for Growth

  • Passionate Staff

  • Professional Evaluation


We promote an innovative culture and attitude. We think differently and strive to apply innovative thinking and creativity to everything we do. Innovation is a key driver for our growth.

  • On a daily basis, we demonstrate Innovation by:

    • Being creative in order to solve our client’s problems

    • Being proactive in anticipating change

    • Sharing knowledge and experience through teamwork

    • Continuously challenging ourselves to be the best

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