From our founding in 1971 until now Lewis County Work Opportunities sole purpose has been to help adults with disabilities of Lewis County Washington overcome the barriers they face to secure training for work in private industry. This has been done by helping them develop the skills they need to effectively work and live in our community.
Lewis County Work Opportunities (LCWO) believes in the old proverb which says. ‘Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day, teach him to fish and he will never go hungry.’
The adults with disabilities who become employable after training will be helped in finding competitive employment. Those who are unable to meet the standards of private employers may be employed permanently by Lewis County Work Opportunities.
As we continue to build for the future,
LCWO is continuing to grow and are working steadily to expand the opportunities we can provide to those we serve.
LCWO now serves over eighty adults with disabilities and employ a growing staff of caring people who work with, train and help them develop self respect, confidence and a desire to improve their lives and make a place for themselves in their community, – our community.
Originally started as a Sheltered Workshop, Lewis County Work Opportunities developed the capacity to produce a variety of wood products that would serve the needs of individuals and businesses in our community.
LCWO has also developed working relationships with various businesses which enable the adults with disabilities we serve to work in a supervised and non-supervised settings that help them develop their skills and abilities as they move toward competitive employment. We are also constantly building relationships that help us help the Adults with Disabilities who work independently in our community.
With the help and support of the community, and local businesses a increasing number of Adults with Disabilities now work in the community in competitive positions, and activity participate in the community.
Lewis County Work Opportunities believes in its mission statement and strives to remain true to it in all areas of operation, and is commited to the concept of Helping People Help Themselves.
The Mission of Lewis County Work Opportunities shall be to help adults with disabilities of Lewis County, Washington. Its purposes are solely vocational and benevolent: however, they are solely non-profit and non-sectarian. The prime objectives of Lewis County Work Opportunities are to assist those members of this community who because of physical or mental disability have barriers to securing training or work in private industry. Those who are unable to meet the standards of the private employers may be employed by Lewis County Work Opportunities.