NBA Celebrates 100 Years
March 1987

NBA Celebrates 100 Years

“And what they built, the founders could not have dreamed!” At NBA’s centennial in March 1987:

  • “8,477 persons resided in NBA facilities, including 6,958 older adults, 222 children, 378 developmentally disabled persons, and 918 persons with multiple handicaps”;
  • “Almost 10,000 others, including whole families, were being counseled and served through community programs provided by local NBA facilities”;
  • 62 Centers spanned more than 20 states, with more than 1,000 church and community leaders serving on the national and local boards;
  • Total assets exceeded $214 million, with an annual operating budget exceeding $65 million;
  • More than 2,400 employees delivered care to nearly 18,000 persons annually;
  • “And thousands more–the volunteers–give love and time to make the qualitative difference which characterizes the NBA ministry.”

“The mission of NBA has remained strikingly constant in the first century of service…only the services are different,” as the needs of the day continue to evolve. (Inasmuch, p153-54.)