A group of Gahanna residents, originally connected through the ministries of the former Good Samaritan Reformed Church (“Good Sam”), began dreaming of creating a community center several years before Good Sam closed in 2014.
In January of 2015, The Gahanna Ages and Abilities Partnership (GAAP) was formed with the mission of supporting and creating opportunities for people of all ages and abilities to experience life to the fullest, with a particular focus on relational wholeness.
In September of 2015, GAAP purchased the property at 254 Agler Rd in Gahanna with the intent of opening a community youth center soon after. Though it took much longer than anticipated, the center, called two.fifty.four, finally opened three years later, in September of 2018.
In line with its broader Mission, GAAP actively supports the Me and My Friends program for adults with developmental disabilities. This ministry was begun over 30 years ago by Harvey Mast, then on staff at Good Sam, and now operates out of New Life Church.