Success Stories

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We help people with disabilities succeed in the work they do and in the relationships they build.

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Greg volunteers with the American Red Cross! Greg helps put together these boxes for plasma. Thanks, Greg for all your hard work!

Greg, American Red Cross

Anne

Anne has volunteered at Teen Challenge resale and donation center. Anne goes through donations, hangs clothes, matches shoes and more! “Anne is a hard worker, always has a smile on her face, and sets a great example for others.”

Anne, Teen Challenge Resale & Donation Center

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Eric is so excited to return to his job at The Kaiser Warehouse!! 21 years is an amazing accomplishment!! We are so very proud of you!

Eric, Kaiser Warehouse

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Mark has worked at Powell Valley Assisted Living & Memory Care Community for 14 YEARS. Even during a pandemic, he's a dependable employee. 

Mark, Powell Valley Assisted Living & Memory Care

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Eddie has been working at Aloha Intel for almost 2 years and recently received his food handlers card and was promoted! Eddie is admired for his hard work and gets along great with his coworkers!

Eddie, Aloha Intel

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Steve is a standout, dedicated worker in our programs. He volunteers at the American Red Cross and he does great work at Intel and Kaiser Permanente Northwest.

Steve, American Red Cross / Kaiser / Intel

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Anthony recently started a new job with Vibrant Table Catering & Events as an Event Hand. Check out his food-plating skills!

Anthony, Vibrant Table Catering & Events

Conall

Shout-out to Conall, who has been doing great work at TJ Maxx. We are so proud to be working with him!

Conall, TJ Maxx

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Heather has been working at Intel for almost a year. Here she is pictured on the right, next to one of her favorite coworkers.

Heather, Intel

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Jennifer is showing off her skills in the dining area setting up for the next meal at Courtyard Fountains.

Jennifer, Courtyard Fountains Retirement

Kevin - Abilities at Work Success Story

Meet Kevin, an all-star maintenance staff at Courtyard Fountains in Gresham, Oregon. Kevin is one of many adults with intellectual/developmental disabilities Abilities at Work helps maintain independent employment.

Our calling and commitment remains the same.

While much has changed since the organization was first founded, our overall calling has not. We remain deeply committed to identifying, creating and supporting positive wage-based work opportunities between local companies and individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities who have traditionally been excluded from employment in community settings. Since the organization was founded, we have served more than 200 individuals and partnered with more than 75 local businesses.