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Headquartered in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Benchmark Human Services (Benchmark) serves individuals through the life cycle, from infancy to elder years. Programs support people at work, at home, and in the community through residential, employment, social, therapeutic, crisis response, and day services. We specialize in serving people with intense medical needs and high behaviors, including those with forensic backgrounds.  Benchmark extends this expertise as a consultant for state governments and private organizations in evaluating facilities, systems development, staff training, and numerous other areas.

Our mission is to help people live as independently as possible, be included in the community, and function at their maximum potential.

Benchmark’s development began in 1957 when a community volunteer committee, which would ultimately become the United Way of Allen County (Indiana), launched a study about providing work-related services for individuals with disabilities. From that study, the organization was founded in Fort Wayne in 1960. Today, Benchmark’s 3,400+ employees serve more than 10,000 children and adults with disabilities and/or behavioral health needs throughout the United States.