Work Opportunity Center Inc. announce that it is a recipient of a grant to help purchase a wheelchair-accessible minivan.
The Beveridge Family Foundation Inc. contributed $8,000 towards obtaining this important means of transportation for program participants of the Community Based Day Services program (CBDS). The program will use the funds to obtain a wheelchair-accessible vehicle that will bring people to activities in the community, which will positively impact the organization’s participants who need this type of vehicle to access the community. They will be able to use generic resources such as the library, stores, fitness centers, and museums as well as go to volunteer sites and jobs.
CBDS enables individuals with developmental disabilities to enrich their lives and enjoy community activities by providing activities in five core fundamentals: education, social, health and wellness, life skills, and employment/volunteer. Career exploration, community integration experiences, skills development and training, volunteer opportunities with local non-profits, health and fitness classes, and socialization experiences are some of the activities provided within the program. The CBDS program currently services 84 individuals in the Greater Springfield area.