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D&S Community Services announces the acquisition of Guardian Community Living

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., Sept. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- D&S Residential Services, LP has tapped into one of the Southeast's prominent players in the field of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities acquiring Guardian Community Living, LLC and Guardian Community Living – Kentucky, LLC.  The acquisition added three new Tennessee offices in Nashville, Jackson, and Memphis and introduced D&S to Kentucky by adding two new offices in Morehead and London. 

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"The acquisition of Guardian Community Living is a vital milestone in our continued growth strategy," says Mickey Atkins, President & CEO of D&S Community Services. "Combining these two leaders in the industry allows us to leverage the considerable strengths of both organizations to benefit the individuals we support."

Financial details of the acquisition weren't disclosed, but the acquisition is expected to result in annual revenues of over one hundred million.

D&S has been serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities for over 22 years and now serves over 1900 individuals in Texas, Tennessee and Kentucky.

Atkins is thrilled to have teamed with Guardian who brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the field and has developed a reputation for providing quality services that "mirrors the D&S culture and expectations".

Harold Sloves, Guardian's VP of Operations & Development, came on board with the acquisition as the new Regional Director of Field Operations and he remarks, "The union of D&S and Guardian Community Living has resulted in a robust organization that is positioned to provide a full range of services and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Each organization brings unique strengths to this union, along with a shared culture of excellence.   In addition, this coming together opens new doors and opportunities to employees."

"Our combined experience in the federal waiver programs, ICF programs, and specialized therapy services sets us apart and establishes us as a leader in our field," says Atkins, "We are excited to continue our mission of providing exceptional community-based services, promoting optimal independence and quality of life for individuals with special needs."

CONTACT: Robn Traugott, 512-327-2325, rtraugott@dscommunity.com

SOURCE D&S Residential Services, LP



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