Established in 1966 by a small group of determined parents who were willing to take great risks to ensure a full and productive life for each of their disabled adult children, PVW has blossomed into four distinct programs that serve over 400 people with disabilities throughout Los Angeles and San Bernardino Counties. Many of our program participants are wage earners which directly benefits the local and State economy through the spending of disposable income and increasing the sales tax base.
PVW was selected as one of The Metro LA Top Workplaces on April 28, 2013. PVW’s programs and services were validated on a new level when PVW was honored by Assembly Member Norma Torres as Business of the Year for 2012.
People with developmental disabilities are offered the tools and support needed to be more productive members of society. They learn work skills and earn a paycheck which boosts their self-esteem and self-worth.
PVW Programs include: Work Program: Our disabled workforce is trained in vocational skills such as assembly, packaging, bundling, palletizing, collating, shop maintenance, material handling, and clerical jobs. Supported Employment Services: Paid work opportunities are provided with on-going support in the form of job coaching and follow-along services. Adult Development Center: This adult day care program offers a mixture of opportunities including community integration, functional learning and volunteer services for those who cannot or choose not to work fulltime. ‘Round About Senior Services: Disabled seniors participate in activities with non-disabled seniors who are also geared for retirement. Seniors play an active role in planning onsite, community and volunteer activities.
Stephanie Benjamin represents PVW at the Irwindale Chamber. Stephanie not only attends the breakfast and lunch meetings but is also member of the Business Ambassador Team and participates in the Business Walks.