Village Community Services

Project

Job and Life Skills Training

Mission

Village Community Services supports people with disabilities in achieving personal potential at home, work, and in community life.

Description of Services

Previously known as Victoria Village, Village Community Services has helped people with disabilities to secure long-term employment and live as independently as possible in their own homes and communities since 1964. Village Community Services also operates Village Music and Arts, which includes weekly Friday Music jam sessions, monthly Evening with the Arts dances, and Voices of the Village, a performance ensemble that entertains audiences at festivals and other community events. Village Community Services started in east Stanwood and now serves people with disabilities and their families from throughout the north Puget Sound region. (The Giving Tuesday Village Training Division project specifically targets people who live in the Stanwood-Camano area.) 

Program Outcome

Matt has always had a green thumb, growing his own tomatoes, veggies and flowers. He enjoys plants and learned how to take care of them early in life. It was no surprise that Matt was excited to take a job as a nursery worker. Matt’s job funds necessities, transportation, and provides a reserve for extras and emergencies. Currently, he is working with Village Community Services to learn basic computer skills and bought himself a lap top with his earnings. With the continued support of VCS, he plans to sign up for more advanced computer classes at the Sno-Isle Library to learn programs used for his work in the live nursery. Matt likes to be outdoors working and helping people instead of sitting at home. Working makes him feel useful and valued.

Village Community Services
3210 Smokey Point Drive, Suite 200
Arlington, WA  98223

(360) 653-7752 ext. 14

www.villagecommunitysvcs.org  
www.facebook.com/VillageCommunityServices