Barriers

Success Story – Michael

In 2016, Work Opportunities Unlimited (WOU) shared Michael Leonard’s successful placement as a kitchen assistant at L’Academie de Cuisine in Bethesda, Maryland. There he cleaned and prepped classrooms for recreational cooking students and assisted with stockroom inventory. Michael loved his role, so when the establishment closed its doors, he was understandably upset. Michael then tried [...]

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 [...]

Breaking Down Barriers and Changing Perspectives

You hear it before you see it. The forlorn call of an air-horn in the distance, the throaty sounds of a hardworking diesel locomotive, the clackety-clack of the rail wheels as they glide along the track, the dinging of the bells. As the MBTA commuter train slices into the station, it’s brakes sigh and its [...]

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