Area Resources
Village Northwest UnlimitedContact:    
Barry W. Whitsell
330 Village Circle
Sheldon, IA 51201
Phone: 712-324-5401
Fax: 712-324-4877

Village Northwest Unlimited is located in Sheldon, Iowa, 60 miles north of Sioux City, Iowa and 60 miles east of Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Sheldon is a town of 5,000 people.

The Village was founded in 1975 and opened its doors for the first time on July 4, 1976. Currently, 180 individuals with disabilities receive a wide array of services and training from the Village. These 180 individuals have varying types and degrees of disabilities including intellectual disabilities, brain injury, cerebral palsy, autism, Down syndrome, epilepsy, and others. VNU currently serves individuals who range in age from 17 years to 80 years of age, who come from over 30 different counties in Iowa and from six other states.

The Village is a private, nonprofit, nondenominational organization governed by a board of directors who represent a number of northwest Iowa communities. The mission of VNU is “To provide Purpose, Privacy and Dignity for all People.”