The PIER Center - Day Program
The PIER Center is designed for individuals who are living at home and need an organized daily program to attend during the week. This program allows for each individuals experience to be uniquely designed around their hopes and needs. As a Community Access Program, participants have many opportunities to attend community events and to experience field trips, YMCA, parks and other venues in our local area. We work on many goals including independence, community skills, self advocacy, job development, physical fitness and communication. We accept private pay as well as “Person Directed” medicaid waiver funding.
PIER Center Locations
1315 Pilgrim Mill Road
Cumming GA, 30040
6000 Wellspring Trail
Gainesville GA, 30506
Life Enrichment Coach - Erin Cummings
Erin is originally from Missouri but moved to Georgia solely for the purpose of working at PIER. She has a deep passion for people with disabilities and believes they each have a beautiful purpose; she loves helping them discover and fulfill that purpose, whatever it may be. Erin has a degree in Special Education and has worked with adults with disabilities for several years in a residential setting. Her younger brother, Nate, has Autism and ADD and helped her discover her passion and love for this community. He is her inspiration. She feels blessed to work with our adults every single day.
Life Enrichment Coach - Lindsay Sullivan
Lindsay is originally from Omaha Nebraska. She taught elementary education for 2 years before traveling the world for international missions. Shortly after her return, she moved to Gainesville to work alongside Adventures in Missions in October 2017. In 2020, she felt a prompting to pursue some long-awaited dreams and became a certified yoga instructor. She is very passionate about therapy in the forms of yoga and art. After her certification, she left Adventures to come alongside other dreamers who have taken risks to establish their own nonprofits and businesses. She is excited to get back to teaching here at PIER and utilizing her gifts and passions with therapy!
Life Enrichment Coach - Lilly Ray
Lilly is a Freshman at UNG majoring in Special Education, with a minor in Theater. She has dreamt of teaching children and adults with special needs since she was 7 years old! She says she loves learning from the community at The PIER, as they teach her more and more about spiritual growth, life and how to love others well!