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Spotlighting Graduates’ Triumphs and Program Milestones in our Skills for Work Program

Last week, we celebrated the graduation of 13 students from our Skills for Work program. Skills for Work is a semester long program, containing two weeks of classroom activities to help students gain skills before entering job opportunities. These activities include the Skills to Pay the Bills curriculum, job readiness training (mock interviews, resume writing), as well Spotlighting Graduates’ Triumphs and Program Milestones in our Skills for Work Program

3 Reasons Community Contribution is Essential to Non-Profits

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In a world where the cost of everything seems to be on the rise, we, like many other non-profits, are needing to fight harder and with less resources to achieve our mission. We fight passionately to empower individuals with disabilities or disadvantages, dedicated to helping them attain the independence they aspire to achieve. At the 3 Reasons Community Contribution is Essential to Non-Profits

Empowering Communities and Breaking Records: Unraveling VPI’s Workforce Solutions and Their Record-Breaking Month

Last month marked a record-breaking achievement for VPI’s Workforce Solutions team. Alongside the incredible individuals VPI’s Workforce Solutions team had the opportunity to work with, they successfully completed 1,307.9 hours of job coaching—a milestone surpassing any previous monthly record. VPI’s Workforce Solutions, with its recent milestone of 1,307.9 hours of job coaching, is more than Empowering Communities and Breaking Records: Unraveling VPI’s Workforce Solutions and Their Record-Breaking Month

Celebrating and Recognizing the Importance of Disability Employment Awareness Month: Promoting Inclusivity in the Workplace

October marks the observance of Disability Employment Awareness Month (DEAM), a time to recognize and celebrate the invaluable contributions of individuals with disabilities in the workforce. This annual event, established in 1945 by President Truman, encourages employers and communities to embrace diversity and foster a more inclusive work environment. Keep reading to learn more about Celebrating and Recognizing the Importance of Disability Employment Awareness Month: Promoting Inclusivity in the Workplace

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

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

All Thanks to a Letter from the Mental Health Navigator

In October, the Mental Health Navigator, who connects community members that are in need, or in crisis, with the system of mental health care, received a referral from law enforcement for an individual who was experiencing delusions and repeatedly contacting the police for assistance. When the Mental Health Navigator tried to reach out to the All Thanks to a Letter from the Mental Health Navigator

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