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Work is for All

NW Works is a 501(c)(3) non-profit striving to bridge the employment gap for people with disabilities and others facing barriers to meaningful employment. We believe there is Empowerment Through Employment and that everyone deserves the opportunity to work.

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Our Mission

Our mission is to empower adults with disabilities and individuals with barriers to employment to build skills and secure and sustain meaningful employment. Our mission, our vision, and our values guide our organization in all that we do.

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How You Can Help

Giving online has never been more secure, convenient or hassle-free with our one-click donation. We also accept standard cash and check donations.

You can get involved today by becoming a Volunteer. Sign up and you will be joining a group of change-makers, a network strong enough to impact positive change in the lives of the adults we serve.

The individuals we serve just need an opportunity to showcase their skillsets, like any other prospective employee. Contact us today to give them a chance.

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What People Say

We feel very fortunate to have these hardworking individuals from NW Works as part of our team… The labor market is incredibly tight and competitive right now, so the employees who come to us from NW Works have become an essential part of our day-to-day operations.”

Zachary Lauer
Trex Company Vice President

Your mission is people, progress and success. How could people not want to support that?

Lori Eversole
NW Works Donor

I dearly love working there. […] All the staff, no matter what our handicaps are, they’ve always treated me like a human being.

Lois E.
NW Works Service Recipient

“There’s never any doubt in my mind and never has been that the clients come first at NW Works […]They do a tremendous service and for the community as well, not just for the clients and the families.

Andrea Koenker
NW Works’ Parent and Board Member

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Quality Care Includes Safety

The safety of our community is an important part of our organization. That’s why we partnered with AtmosAir Solutions to ensure the air in our building is as clean as possible. The system, which is able to remove a majority of coronavirus particles from the air, has been shown to reduce viral and bacterial contaminants, as well as reduce dust and mold within a building.

In addition, our team disinfects the entirety of our building weekly using an electrostatic sprayer. This, on top of our daily custodial work, helps to ensure that high-touch spaces in our facility remain clean and safe for all who enter our building.

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Saturday and Sunday: Closed

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Our Affiliations & Accreditations

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