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Baker Industries Inc

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Causes: Employment Preparation & Procurement, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Job Training

Mission: Employ those who have the most difficulty in getting and holding jobs.Teach the work ethic through real work experience.Act as a transition step toward gaining and maintaining outside employment.Help those who are unable to move on reach their highest level of achievement.

Programs: Provide a work training program employing and finding outside employment for people who are disabled, experiencing homelessness, recovering from substance use or are on probation or parole.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Baker Industries is not just a great nonprofit. They are a nonprofit with a heart of gold. At a time in our daughter's life when the "professionals" were telling us that she didn't have the ability to sustain competitive employment and we should seek out a quality day program, Baker Industries was willing to give her a chance. They have honored that commitment for 4 1/2 years. They brought her from only being able to attend to a task for a couple of hours a day to being productive member of the Baker team for a full shift. This did not happen by accident but rather by design. When you put the focus on someone's abilities, they far out shine their disability. Baker Industries has not just given her a job. They have nurtured a sense of self worth, pride in herself and sense of community. Many of Maria's successes in her personal life are directly tied to the efforts of Baker Industries. They are life changers!!

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Client Served

Rating: 4

Baker Industries does great things for people who don't have opportunities elsewhere. Because they are a caring and socially aware company they are willing to accept and take the chance on employees who either have limits to their capacities or who have made mistakes in their pasts.

I got a great start after 5 years incarceration at Baker, and will always be grateful for that opportunity! I have since moved on to another job; still in the non-profit sector, with Habitat for Humanity. Thank you Baker Industries for making my transition much better than it otherwise might have been!

Harry B

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Our daughter worked at Baker for six months as a transition job. It was a total transformation. Baker helped increase her self confidence and self esteem while helping her control her anger management and anxiety. They were kind, compassionate and understanding whenever issues arose and helped her believe in herself. Occupational therapy was also provided and gave her many tools to help her deal with everyday challenges and stresses. Everyone deserves a second chance and Baker delivers.

1

Client Served

Rating: 5

Very pleased to work with Baker Industries. Baker Industries is eager to help individuals who need it. It has been a wonderful experience to work with them.