Mission: The mission of Life''sWork of Western PA is to continue its comprehensive and innovative role of assisting persons with disabilities or other barriers to employment to achieve independence and dignity through productive employment opportunities.
Results: More than 83,000 individuals with disabilities or other employment barriers have utilized Life'sWork to achieve independence and self-sufficiency.
Target demographics: Individuals with disabilities, both adults and youth, as well as people with other barriers to employment, including at-risk youth, single parents and people transitioning off public assistance.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1200
Geographic areas served: Southwestern PA
Programs: Project Career Connections assists adults with disabilities who are job-ready to find competitive employment. This is a Project With Industry (PWI) program funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. Life'sWork is seeking funding to provide Supported Employment services, such as long-term job coaching, for participants of this program.
I was able to visit Life'sWork through my volunteer work with the greatnonprofits website. The experience was a wonderful one. Chris, Director of Marketing and Development, took us around the facility, and showed us the people the serve and the work they do. I was overwhelmed by the size of the operation and the happiness of the clients served.