Success Story – Singer Island Marriott

It started with a job fair and a chance, and this one chance has made a world of difference for many. When the Florida Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) established a relationship between Work Opportunities Unlimited (WOU)--also known as Independence Works in Florida--and the Palm Beach Marriott Singer Island Resort & Spa, all it took was one [...]

Success Story – Mark Robbins

After Mark Robbins retired from a 30-year career in pest control, he realized that being fully retired wasn’t for him. He was working with Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) to prepare himself physically for returning to the workforce after dealing with some health issues, but realized he needed even more assistance in figuring out what his [...]

2022-03-24T11:54:49-04:00March 24th, 2022|Client Success Stories, Successes|

Staying Busy is But One Piece of Allen’s Success Story

Since Covid, Allen has not been able to attend his volunteer role at Holy Family Hospital.  Recently, Deborah Chiaravalloti, who is Director of Marketing and Community Relations at Holy Family Hospital, featured Allen in their companywide newsletter.  Here is the story: Allen Attardi volunteers at Holy Family and assists the Methuen Materials Management Department with [...]

2022-03-24T13:53:22-04:00March 24th, 2022|Blog, Client Success Stories, Successes|

Florida VR and WOU – a Successful, Reciprocal Relationship

Florida Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) provides funding for Work Opportunities Unlimited (WOU) and is a federal and state funded program, designed to support people who have a barrier to employment, whether physical, developmental, or emotional. Those who qualify for the program become clients of vendor partners such as WOU, who work to find meaningful employment for [...]

Success Story – Barry

Barry shared a common goal with many of WOU’s clients and, for that matter, with the majority of the world. He wanted to be independent. While independence means different things to different people, in Barry’s case, he simply wanted to earn his own money through meaningful employment. Though he faced challenges that prevented him from [...]

2022-02-09T15:56:48-05:00February 9th, 2022|Client Success Stories, Maryland News|

Maine Business Owners Help Man With Autism Gain Employment

Max, a young man from Maine, and his family were on a quest to help Max discover the joys of working. Because of his Autism Spectrum Disorder, Max needed the support of an organization that could connect him with the right employers. Thanks to Work Opportunities Unlimited and three Maine business owners, Max discovered talents [...]

2021-10-26T13:24:31-04:00November 8th, 2021|Client Success Stories, Successes|

Providence Job Club 1-Year Anniversary

Providence, Rhode Island- The WOU Providence team is celebrating the 1-year anniversary of their virtual job club! Work Opportunities Unlimited is an organization that thrives on their mission to “create new opportunities for success in the workplace, everyday”.  A core value of Work Opportunities Unlimited is to be “a pioneering and creative organization”. When the [...]

Success Story – Sam Huthmaker

By Jenni Paine, CRS/Team Leader West Palm Beach, FL Meet Sam (he’s the one standing in the bed of the truck). Sam graduated from high school last year and was unsure of where to go next. Although he knew he wanted to pursue some sort of technical degree or certification, he needed assistance in narrowing down career choices so he could decide on an educational path to take. Fortunately for Sam, the [...]

2021-07-28T18:17:41-04:00November 10th, 2020|Client Success Stories, Florida News, Successes|
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