Creating an Inclusive Community through Work

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Project SEARCH Video Spotlight

Preparing young people with disabilities for success in competitive integrated employment

Project Search Video (link to audio-described version after the video)

Audio-described video and transcript

Project SEARCH, along with our transition services, aims to assist students in their final year of school district-supported services obtain paid employment in their communities.

Transition, or school-to-work services, focus on aiding young adults with disabilities through the transition from school district-supported services to adult services and employment. Work Opportunities’ Transition Team works with students in Snohomish and King Counties for their entire final academic year. Work Opportunities’ staff conduct skills assessments and job exploration activities in the first part of the year, and then begin the job development process in January. The goal is that students are graduating from schools directly into community-based employment opportunities.

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Did you know: 85% of people with disabilities are unemployed?

Work Opportunities is making a difference in these people’s lives

465Clients served
204Job interviews conducted
240Successfully hired clients
Over $1MWages generated in 2022

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Success Stories

Certificate of Proclamation signed by City of Lynnwood Mayor, Christine Frizzell as well as the Chairman of the City Council, Shannon Sessions, recognizing ADA Awareness Day, July 26, 2023.

Project SEARCH Everett was started in 2019 when Work Opportunities partnered with the Everett School District and Providence Regional Medical Center. Along with attending an “employability skills” class with an Everett School District Special Education teacher (Phil Smidt), each intern will do three internships throughout the hospital over the course of the school year. Some […]

Certificate of Proclamation signed by Governor Jay Inslee, recognizing Employment for All Day, February 2, 2023. Description in text body.

Certificate of Proclamation signed by Governor Jay Inslee, recognizing Employment for All Day, February 2, 2023.

Shawn O'Donell sitting in his office with a book shelf and an American flag in the background

Hi, I'm Shawn O'Donnell from Shawn O'Donnell's American Grill and Irish Pub. I wanted to take a minute and give a shout out to Work Opportunities.

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What they say about us

"We value Work Opportunities' services and support to our customers in Whatcom County. Thank you for your professionalism and care in working with DVR."

"Hannah is our daughter Hayley’s job coach and she is excellent at her job! Hannah brings a fresh enthusiasm to the table and keeps our daughter engaged."

"I know if I refer a client to Work Opportunities they are going to get great individualized service. Thank you for what you do!"

"I've been impressed with how well Work Opportunities has navigated services the past couple years and has maintained top-notch customer service to our clients and our staff. Thank you for the work you do! We couldn't do it without you."

"Work Opportunities provides outstanding support to my son in the workplace."

"Thank you for your on-going commitment to the individuals you serve, even in the midst of a global crisis."

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