On January 6, 1975, the program or sheltered workshop opened on West 9th Street with 9 “client workers”. The program was originally a part of the mental health center. Later the two separated and the name of the program was changed to Community Projects Unlimited.
In 1978, the program moved to 229 Broadway and became a new corporation known as the Yankton Area Adjustment Training Center. Inc. In the fall of 1978, the Yankton Area Adjustment Training Center, Inc. opened its first residential facilities at 206 E 4th and 405 Linn. In January of 1982, the program moved to its newly constructed facility at 909 West 23rd Street.
Today our new name is Ability Building Services. We provide services to approximately 140 individuals, we own eight residential facilities, and our clients rent or own at several locations around Yankton.