Vadis believes in improving the lives of people with disabilities. We’ve created a number of programs which we find meaningful and which improve the lives of individuals we serve. Here are just a few!
If you have a documented disability and need support, advice or direct assistance with employment…Vadis can help!
Vadis partners with a variety of employers throughout King, Pierce, Snohomish, Kitsap, Thurston and Mason Counties to help find you a job that best matches your interests and skills.
We have an excellent track record of helping people with disabilities keep their jobs for long periods of time; your desire for long-term successful employment can be achieved when you choose Vadis.
We have over 40 years of expertise providing employment services to thousands of individuals. Let our experience and resources inspire and assist you in achieving your vocational goals.
Vadis owns houses and duplexes in Pierce and King County which are rented exclusively to low-income individuals with disabilities. Our goal is to create quality, accessible homes with affordable rent structures.
Houses are purchased primarily through grant funding (most often Community Development Block Grants). Once purchased, the houses are upgraded as needed and accommodations are added to meet the needs of the future tenants. Vadis partners with several residential service providers to provide onsite support services.
As the landlord, Vadis provides quality homes in good neighborhoods, close to services and transportation and provides ongoing maintenance.
Vadis began providing support services to youth and young adults experiencing homelessness in 2012. This program provides outreach, resources, employment services, and life skills workshops to youth and young adults experiencing, or at risk of, homelessness and Rapid Rehousing Services to young adults.
Our staff help youth and young adults determine their goals and provide job placement assistance. The program focuses on developing skills to increase independence by delivering training sessions on financial literacy, preparing to be a renter, leadership, nutrition, goal setting, job preparation, communication, and more to help develop the skills they need to be successful.
Community Inclusion supports individuals in participating in activities or education opportunities, building relationships and engaging in their communities.
The program is open to individuals with developmental disabilities age 53 or older OR individuals 21 and over if previously enrolled in an employment services program (for nine months or more) and wish to explore alternative options.
Vadis provides building maintenance, janitorial and landscaping services for the Union Station Federal Court House in Tacoma. This government contract provides steady, livable wage work for several people with disabilities who take great pride in making Union Station shine!
Vadis also operates the Rotunda rental contract which assists the public in renting the facility for private events and also provides employment opportunities to people with disabilities. To rent the Union Station Rotunda, visit the website.