The individuals in this program have a wide variety of disabilities that includes Down syndrome, Autism, and many others.
Established in 1989, there are currently 20 mentally/physically challenged participants that are enrolled in the program. Their jobs include wood working, cleaning, light assembly work, cornhole and washer games. Some of these jobs are contracted to Friends Helping Friends by local business. In April, Friends Helping Friends received their approval from Department of Labor for the substandard minimum wage program. This program allows companies to pay the mentally challenged workers a lower wage based on their performance during timed studies.
“When mentally challenged individuals can’t be in the public workforce, Friends Helping Friends gives them a place to work and build their self-esteem,” said Diana Lea, Operations Manager at Friends Helping Friends.” Working, for them, creates a sense of self-worth especially when they see the products they made around town”
We specialize in light assembly work under various deadlines. Our current clients expect quality results each and every time, and we deliver.
Our updated fleet and shipping department can transport product for you which provides an added benefit for our customers.
Our goal is to provide quality results in a timely manner for our clients, allowing them to focus on their core business, while providing honorable work to those less fortunate in our community.
For more information on Friends Helping Friends, please call 573-885-2423