The Valley Collaborative Adult Services Programs have been providing job placement, training and support services to adults with disabilities since 1987. Watch our video to see how 'We Make it Work.'
People who participate in supported work services are provided with work opportunities in the areas of interior plant maintenance, building maintenance, merchandise processing, food service, mail processing and packaging and assembly.
If an individual finds an interest other than what is currently offered by established work contracts, work experiences can be established on an individual basis. An Valley Collaborative job coach may accompany individuals to an internship or volunteer placement initially. Valley Collaborative staff will facilitate natural supports and attempt to fade out. Several individuals now work competitively as a result of these internships.
Adults participating in Today and Tomorrow work services are invited to join bi-weekly Work Activities discussions. These are informal meetings that provide individuals with the opportunity to learn about topics like human rights, self-advocating, health issues, voter registration and work safety. Other topics of conversation may include worker of the month, facility improvement and current events topics. In addition, Valley Collaborative also offers after work recreation social events and a semi formal dance.
Valley Collaborative’s job development team has eight members totaling over 100 years of experience in building community business partnerships and working to assist people with disabilities find and secure competitive employment. For more information about our specific program areas, click here.