About Us


Mission Statement

The Kimi Nichols Center, Inc. provides a full array of day program and residential supports. These programs afford a wide array of activities, including accessing the community. It is our commitment to support individuals with multiple challenges through innovative and progressive services. Kimi Nichols Center, Inc. pledges to provide high – quality, cost effective, interdisciplinary care to maximize the health status and functional independence of individuals with disabilities in the communities we serve.

In the Beginning...

In January 1971 at the parsonage of the Atkinson Congregational Church, Donna Nichols and other local families trying to get support for their children with special needs began the Kimi Nichols Development Center. The center took its name in honor of Donna’s daughter.

In April 1971, a Board of Directors was formed and the Kimi Nichols Center became incorporated. In July 1972, Mr. and Mrs. Guy Sawyer, their daughter attended the center, donated three and a half acres of land in Plaistow for the construction of a building. Generosity was abundant as area communities donated labor, material, and monies, making it possible for the Agency to open its doors in September 1973.

"Making a difference" in the lives of our people

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Stepping Forward... Moving Ahead...

Service at the Kimi Nichols Center, Inc has changed to meet the growing need for education, support, and training. Present day supports and programs include day and residential programs, transportation services, case management and various therapy services including nursing and physical therapy.


It is the intent of the Kimi Nichols Center to continue its commitment of serving people with multiple handicaps through innovative and “state of the art” services. All services and activities pertaining to our people are based on person centered planning for the people we serve with input from parents, guardians, and other interested persons. 

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We Rely Greatly on Support from individuals, civic organizations and private foundations. In fact, we must raise over $150,000 in private funds every year in order to sustain our services!