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!!!
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!!
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.