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Stories of Success: Landen

With our clients, we encourage getting involved in the community and learning more about ourselves. This month, we’d like to celebrate Landen’s success! Landen was a Project Search graduate from 2022 who was anxious to get a job. Within a year, Landen found a career he wanted to pursue! During a community inclusion outing, Landen Stories of Success: Landen

Celebrating Disability Pride Month

Every year in July, people with disabilities are recognized and honored during Disability Pride Month, a time to reflect on their rights, accomplishments, and experiences. It acts as a forum to promote inclusion and equal opportunities for people with disabilities, fight stigmas, and raise awareness. Thanks to the efforts of disability rights activists, groups, and Celebrating Disability Pride Month

Inclusion Makes Our Community Whole

Steve was reunited, to great fanfare, with former co-workers and friends. Donnie went to the bank for the first time in his adult life. Although not on board at first, Lindsay discovered a new store that she liked very much and vowed to return. To some, these may seem to be mundane experiences. Things that all of us Inclusion Makes Our Community Whole

Connecting People to the Critical Mental Health Care They Need

Life can get you down, and when you’re dealing with untreated mental illness, it can sometimes be harder to get back up. Having the right supports can help, which is why the Mental Health Navigator pilot program was created. Last week, a man was walking home from his car that broke down in the road. Connecting People to the Critical Mental Health Care They Need

The VPI Riverside Café: A stepping Stone Into Permanent Employment

Imagine being a graduating high school student with disabilities, with an interest in obtaining community employment in retail or food service, but with little to no training in the job skills required of that type of employment. It’s intimidating and is often too quickly written off as a dream out of reach, which is why The VPI Riverside Café: A stepping Stone Into Permanent Employment

211 Day Bringing Accessible and Confidential Resources to Light

Governor Evers has proclaimed February 11 as 211 Day in the State of Wisconsin! Started in 2000, this resources has changed countless lives for the better. Keep reading to learn more about what it is, how it works, and the impact it is had in the Fox Cities. What is it? 211 is a free 211 Day Bringing Accessible and Confidential Resources to Light

Appleton Technical Academy Students Exceed Production Goals at VPI

Students from Appleton Technical Academy (ATECH) became immersed with knowledge, memories, and hands-on skill development over the course of an 8-day educational program at VPI, working and learning on-the-job at our Roemer Production Facility. ATECH is an Appleton Area School District charter school that aids high-school students in preparations for their desired technical career. During Appleton Technical Academy Students Exceed Production Goals at VPI

New Year’s Resolutions to Make You Feel Good by Doing Good in 2023

With the end of the year approaching, New Year’s resolutions will be a topic of thought for most. Although everyone is looking forward to a fresh start in the upcoming new year, it is important to remember why we make goals in the first place, and the lasting effect they can have on us. It New Year’s Resolutions to Make You Feel Good by Doing Good in 2023

Check In With Your Loved Ones During Social Isolation and Loneliness Week

The upcoming holiday season is often full of joy, laughter, and cheer. But for those struggling with social isolation or loneliness, this is a time where their feelings are heighted to an unimaginable degree. Social Isolation and Loneliness Awareness week is the perfect time to educate yourself and reach out to people in your community. Check In With Your Loved Ones During Social Isolation and Loneliness Week

Discover the Difference You Can Make as a Community Employment Mentor

At VPI, a trait we often find in our employees is passion. Whether it is for the work they do, the people they help, or the impact they make, our employees are consistently thriving in an environment developed for continuous growth. As a community employment mentor, the feeling of passion comes easy. We interviewed Heidi, Discover the Difference You Can Make as a Community Employment Mentor

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