​Lincoln/Lincolnton Chamber of Commerce​

Long Term Community Supports

​​​Long Term Community Supports (LTCS) consist of a broad range of services for adults with developmental disabilities who, through the person-centered plan (PCP) process choose to access active treatment to assist them with skills to live as independently as possible in the community.

LTCS is an innovation, community-based, comprehensive service for adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (I/DD). LTCS is an alternative definition in lieu of ICF-IID under the Medicaid benefit. This service enables provides comprehensive and individualized active treatment services to adults with I/DD to maintain and promote their functional status and independence. This is also an alternative to home and community-based waiver services for individuals that potentially meet the ICF-IID level of care.

 Individuals who choose LTCS instead of placement in an ICF-IID, including state institutions, or because they do not have access to an Innovations waiver slot, choose to live in their own homes or homes where they control the lease for the room in the home along with the choice of agency or other people who support them.

LTCS provides active treatment through a continuous and consistent implementation of a program of specialized and generic training, treatment, and integrated health or related services directed toward helping the consumer function with as much self-determination and independence as possible. LTCS is a comprehensive community living support benefit for eligible IDD adults with Medicaid. 

Day Supports

Day support is a state funded service for individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities that focuses on enabling the individual to attain or maintain their maximum functional level. This service focuses on assisting individuals in becoming connected to naturally occurring support systems and relationships in the community to provide and enhance opportunities for meaningful community participation.



The production department provides quality work for local industries at our facilities or at the customer's location.  For adults with disabilities this production work environment presents the opportunity to earn income while supplying competitively priced outsourced labor to local industries.

For customers, services provided are:  Assembly, Packaging, Collating, Shipping, Re-Work, Bar Coding, Sorting, Heat Sealing, Shrink Wrapping and Quality Inspection.  Other services that are available are Warehousing, Pickup and Delivery.

Life Enrichment

Provides activities for senior adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

​​​NC Innovations

Provides Medicaid funded one-on-one/group services to
​persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities.

Serving Cleveland, Gaston and Lincoln Counties since 1964

Day Activity  

Provides an organized day activity program with supervision for adults for a substantial part of the day in a group setting to individuals who are intellectually/developmentally disabled.

Gaston Skills, Inc.

Corporate Office

Hours:  M-Th 8:00am - 3:30pm  
​1301 Bessemer City Road
Gastonia, NC 28052

Toll Free:  1-888-241-3115
P:  704-869-0300
F:  704-869-9594
E: jaraxter@gastonskills.org

Salem Industries

Hours:  M-Th 8:00am - 3:30pm  
1636 Salem Church Road
Lincolnton, NC 28092

P:  704-732-1516
F:  704-732-0982