About BiG

Why We Exist

Erin and John Kiltz have three children. Gracie, their youngest, now 22, was born with Down Syndrome. At two, she was diagnosed with the most aggressive form of Leukemia. After her tenth round of chemotherapy, she encountered serious complications, which left Gracie severely brain damaged, fully dependent on others, and facing a bleak prognosis. Against all odds, she not only survived a deadly infection but lights up any room with her contagious smile.

After Gracie finished high school, the Kiltz family was challenged with the question “What’s next?” After students with intellectual disabilities graduate from high school, there are few options. This sobering reality launched Erin and John on a mission to find a solution for a future with meaning and purpose for Gracie as well as her friends. This search led to the Brookwood Community in Brookshire, Texas where Erin and John knew they had found what they had been looking for.

BiG Mission

To provide an educational environment that creates meaningful jobs, builds a sense of belonging and validates dignity and respect for adults with disabilities.

BiG Vision

To build a vocational and residential community where our Citizens with disabilities will continue to learn, work and live; being celebrated and empowered in a God-centered environment as they engage in meaningful work and service.

Our Core Values

We Share Brookwood’s Core Values: (GOD RICH)
Continual Improvement

General Information

Providing meaningful jobs, a sense of belonging, and the power of purpose in the lives of adults with intellectual disabilities.


Visit Our Parent Organization at: http://www.brookwoodcommunity.org for more information.

Erin Kiltz, BiG Director
Office: 512-688-5004
Shop: 512-943-8430

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We are located at:
905 N. Church St., Georgetown, TX 78626
Shop: 512-943-8430
Office: 512-688-5004

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