Debbie had volunteered at Francis house and had worked at the Orting School District and was ready to get back to work again. Vadis began the hunt for a great job match and found a position that was well-matched to the tasks Debbie prefers doing. She was hired as a lobby atendant at Jack in the Box in August of 2019.
Austin was enrolled in Vadis' 2019 School to Work program and exited with a job at a home improvement store, but his heart was set on working for Tractor Supply Co. He had previously interviewed with Tractor Supply Co, but it wasn't the right timing. While shopping with his family one day, he mentioned to the staff that he really wanted to work there.
We hope you enjoy this journey through space as we reflect back on the challenges and successes of the past year and continue moving boldly into a Stellar Future. This year's report was produced for an entirely digital release - a first for Vadis. To view: Click Read More.
Tyler doesn't want just any job; he wants a job that is the right fit for him. Here is a portion of a letter Vadis received from Tyler's mom recently: (shared with permission) "Our family is on the beginning of our journey with Vadis to help find meaningful employment for our adult son. So far, we’re extremely impressed with the careful attention they pay to who our son is and what he needs.
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While Vadis has many different programs supporting individuals with disabilities, it all began with employment services. From the very beginning, Vadis partnered with and supported businesses, sharing the benefits of hiring individuals with disabilities and advocating for more inclusive workplace opportunities. Over the years, thousands of employers have hired individuals with disabilities through Vadis and each year Vadis looks forward to honoring the best of the best.
The Brewmaster’s Taproom is known for its great selection of local beers as well as being a family and dog friendly environment. Now The Brewmaster’s Taproom will also be recognized for their value in diversity, commitment to hiring people with developmental disabilities and providing leadership throughout their community. Vadis will present The Brewmaster’s Taproom the 2018 Inclusive Employer of the Year award on January 24th, 2019.
Michael never stopped believing in his dream. Vadis staff met Michael in 2015 through our Homeless Services program. Vadis supported him in securing an intial, minimum wage job, obtaining an apartment and furniture, and opening his very first bank account.
For 15 years, Mike has been making his way to Joint Base Lewis McChord where he works for the Army & Air Force Exchange Service as a dishwasher in the food court. Getting to work isn’t easy for Mike. He has to take a bus part way to work and then a taxi the rest of the way, because the bus is not allowed on base.
Vadis was pleased to honor MOD Pizza earlier this year as the King County 2015 Employer of the Year. Over the course of this past year, MOD Pizza has added five supported employees to their MOD Squad. We are partnered with restaurants in Maple Valley, Kent, Downtown Seattle and Bellevue-Overlake.