Posted on May 4, 2017
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For over 45 years Helena Industries has provided vocational and rehabilitative opportunities to empower people with disabilities in our community. Generating and providing meaningful opportunities is what we do, but here are 5 things that you might not know about Helena Industries!
(1) Operate a Community Placement Program.We employ a team of talented and compassionate job coaches that connect people with disabilities with training and employment opportunities in our area. Job coaches work with over 60 local employers and people with disabilities to match abilities to jobs. Clients have diverse backgrounds: some are graduating high school and seeking their first job while others hold college degrees., others served our country in the United States Armed Forces or have experienced a medical issue later in life that resulted in a disability. Regardless of background, the goal remains the same: help people with disabilities determine and realize their career and education goals.
(2) Employ a team of direct care staff and counselors who are amazing. Every day, staff encourage work ethics and healthy work relationships, provide emotional support and communicate information to families, case managers and residential services to provide a safe and supportive work environment.
(3) Value and benefit from great community partnerships. In addition to our work with the State of Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services, we partner with other community organizations like Career Training Institute, Good Samaritan Ministries and Thrift Store, and Job Service. By working with other local organizations we are able to avoid duplication and ensure we are increasing employment opportunities and the economic vitality of everyone in our community.
(4) Serve over 900 people with disabilities throughout southwestern and south central Montana. Our vocational campus in Helena houses our seven business lines like our Wood Shop and our Big Sky Electronics Recycling Program. We also have case management offices in Bozeman, Butte, Anaconda, and Great Falls, which serve people with disabilities in Montana communities large and small.
(5) Are proud Made in Montana participants. Our wood and textile products are registered with the Montana Department of Commerce’s Made in Montana Program, which celebrates and champions Montana-based businesses and products. We are humbled to stand side by side with remarkable Montana manufacturers and businesses committed to sharing all Montana has to offer with the world.
Interested in learning more, using our services, or purchasing our products? Call us at 442-8632 to schedule a tour today or email [email protected]