Individuals work on employable skills that include, but are not limited to:
- Problem solving
- Following directives
- Task completion
- Money skills
- Office related skills
Work of Heart embraces individuals who aspire to work or seek volunteer opportunities, with the goal of realizing their full potential.
In May 2014, Work of Heart was introduced as a new specialized component to the Adult Training Facility in Washginton with the central focus towards job skill development. A strong volunteer element in Work of Heart offers community-based individualized training and opportunities for individuals with Intellectual Disabilities and Autism to find their niche in the workplace, both through finding what they enjoy as well as matching their skill level. We focus on developing skills which integrate social, emotional, cognitive and physical components necessary for employment.
Vocational Training Opportunities
SteppingStones in Morgantown, WV
Pennsylvania Trolley Museum
Washington Senior Center (deliver Meals on Wheels)
The Washington Food Bank
The Salvation Army
A Step Up-Step Down aspect of the program involves individuals who are not ready for the workplace, but want to gain skills that will offer the opportunity for future community involvement. The individuals in the program will continue to participate in volunteer opportunities, but in a more structured environment with staff support.
With staff support and individualized training, the program will continue to grow and develop along with the likes, interest and desires of the individuals within the program. The potential for the individuals in the program are limitless; with increased choices and opportunities the individuals have a greater opportunity for long term success and are equipped with well-rounded skills needed to carry through to employment.