Our Story

Adult Life Programs is a nonprofit organization 501(c)(3) that began in 1983 in a Sunday school classroom at Corinth Church in Hickory, North Carolina.

Much has changed over the years, but Adult Life Programs’ Board of Directors has remained committed to the mission:

To provide support, respite and education to caregivers and affordable, quality day and treatment services enabling adults to remain in their communities.

Read the 2012 Annual Report to learn how Adult Life Programs has served our communities over the past year.

I Love ALP 1983 – 2013


Break out your jellies, Swatches, scrunchies, and parachute pants! Join Adult Life Programs at our “Come as you were in 1983” party to celebrate our 30th Anniversary!

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We’re here to serve you

Adult Life Programs offers various services that foster our mission. Our Central Office in Hickory supports these components:

OUR CENTERS – located throughout the area to best serve you in Conover, Hickory, Lenoir and Maiden.

CAREGIVER SUPPORT and EDUCATION – providing consultation, education, training and technical assistance to staff and caregivers of adults with mental illness.

If you have other questions or would like to speak with our staff, please email us or call 828-326-9120. You may also find helpful information in Adult Life Programs' brochure or our newsletter, A View from the ALPS. We look forward to working with you.