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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Job Training, Sheltered Employment, Vocational Rehabilitation

Mission: Chesapeake Service System’s mission is two-fold. First, it is to provide meaningful work opportunities to people with mental retardation and other severe disabilities, enabling them to reach their full potential in a least restrictive environment that maximizes independence. Second, it is to advocate for changed perceptions and inclusion of people with mental retardation and other disabilities in the community so that the community sees their ability rather than the disability.

Geographic areas served: Hampton Roads, Virginia

Programs: Training mentally disabled adults for employment and facilitating and administering their employment opportunities

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 1

Chesapeake Service Systems Inc CANT EVEN PAY THEIR EMPLOYEES ON TIME. Payday is the 1st and as of today the 5th no checks ...........very pathetic company. What company mails your check to you on or after payday expecting you to be ok with getting paid a week late?

Board Member

Rating: 5

Chesapeake Service Systems provides employment for the most severely disabled, people who otherwise would languish in adult daycare. I have been on the Board for over a year now and in that time I have become more and more impressed with how employment changes lives! The jobs range from working in a state of the art laundry facility to creating wiring kits for a cable company. The results are the same...a community of hard working happy co-workers. Most amazing is the improvement shown in those with severe cases of autism. More research needs to be done on this, but I would say CSS has created an environment which has fostered dramatic improvement in their lives and the lives of their families. Go CSS!!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

After touring this facility and seeing the smiles on the faces of the workers --- who are at last are connecting with the world around them because they have meaningful work --- I was hooked! CSS is transforming lives!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

CSS is an amazing organization that helps find employment for individuals with the most profund and severe developmental disabilties. This is CSS' 25th year of helping people help themselves with meaningful paid work opportunities. These job opportunies provide a sense of purpose, independence and self-esteem. Always changing the growing, CSS' new laundry occupational center with large industrial equipment has over 100 individual with severe disabilities working for local hospitals, navy bases, resturants and other companies. The new center, in a povery zone, has helped revitalize the community and has given hope and a new found sense of pride to the individuals who work there and their families. The more funds we are able to raise to complete building the center, the more people with severe disabilities can work and as a result finally have a chance at a normal life.