The Arc believes in helping people not only be in the community but be a part of the community through integrated employment.

Whether it’s retail, manufacturing, clerical or food services, The Arc helps adults find jobs where they can utilize their strengths, contribute to their community and provide value.

There are several components to The Arc’s EmployAbility program including:

  • Discovery – helps adults determine their employment preferences, interests and support needs.
  • Employment PATH – allows adults to explore potential opportunities, learn about their strengths and what it means to be employed.
  • Job Development & Coaching – helps adults with their job search and job placement and provides on-site job coaching.
  • Starting soon! Summer Work Program– focuses on teaching workforce readiness to young adults (ages 16 to 21), which includes hands-on classroom learning and a paid, community-based internships.

For more information about employment services, email Rachel Messersmith, the associate director of employment services, or call 541-343-5256 ext. 123.

EmployAbilty Success

Read how Robert is gaining self-confidence, expanding his skills and making new friends at his job with Pacific Pallet.

Employment PATH Success

Wynnie has a dream of being a professional baker one day.Read how she is learning valuable customer service and food handling skills while volunteering at the Safari Village Café that is getting her one step closer to realizing her dream.

Empowered Businesses

There are lots of progressive companies in Lane County employing people who experience disabilities. Check them out!

Funding for Adult Services

Funding for adult services is available through Lane County Developmental Disabilities and Full Access Brokerage. Adults seeking employment, must also be referred to Vocational Rehabilitation. Contact your service coordinator or personal agent to request a referral. If you have questions or need assistance, contact The Arc Lane County

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