The mission of BAWAC is to develop and maximize the vocational potential and quality of life of adult persons with disabilities or other barriers to employment, through the flexible integration of counseling, vocational evaluation, life and work skills training, job placement, support services and employment in a therapeutic or community based remunerative work environment.
BAWAC, Inc., is a private, non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation whose policies and goals are determined by a board of directors. An active cross section of the community sits on the board. No applicant for service at BAWAC will be
denied on the basis of race, ethnic origin, religion, sex, handicap, disabled veteran or veteran of the Vietnam era.
BAWAC Community Rehabilitation Center began in March 1973 as a unit of the Northern Kentucky Mental Health–Mental Retardation Regional Board, with support and assistance from the Boone County Association for Retarded Citizens. The legal name of the organization is BAWAC, Inc.
In 1975, responsibility for the program shifted from the Regional Board to its own volunteer board of directors. The facility moved to its present location in the Northern Kentucky Industrial Park. Throughout the years, BAWAC has expanded
and developed new programs to meet the needs of people with disabilities and/or barriers to employment.