Friendship Industries’ mission is to develop and maintain employment opportunities for adults with disabilities. Friendship Industries has on-site and off-site employment opportunities which makes finding and keeping work a priority for you. Rehabilitation Staff partner with persons with disabilities to help secure employment.
Friendship Industries provides transportation services at a small cost to program participants living in Rockingham County and participating in Friendship’s Work Adjustment and Employment Programs. This is one way our Rehabilitation programs make finding employment opportunities for persons with disabilities easier. DRPT Title VI Public Notice
The support of the United Way of Harrisonburg, the County of Rockingham, and other generous donors make Friendship Industries’ Transportation Program affordable for program participants.
Work Adjustment – Our staff works with each person as they enter or re-enter the workforce to determine a work program to suit their strengths. This minimum 20-day program gives the individual an opportunity to try different job scenarios. A report of strengths and areas of need is created for the individual to use for their next employment steps.
Extended Employment – Friendship Industries’ facilities provides the right environment and staff provide varied work opportunities in order for all employees to increase skill development and job potential in integrated work environments. Person-centered programs and consistent reviews ensure everyone is given a voice and a choice.
Supported Employment – Our Rehabilitative Job Coaches work with individuals to find work that suits their talents. As a local provider, Friendship Industries has built relationships with many area employers. In fact, we pioneered the supported employment model in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. We continue to use person-centered assessments to help find jobs for individuals with disabilities.
Contact Rehabilitation Services if you are interested in learning more about our programs.
Friendship Industries is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of, its transit services on the basis of race, color, or national origin, as protected by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. For additional information on Friendship Industries’ non discrimination policies and procedures or to file a complaint, contact Human Resources, 801 Friendship Drive, Harrisonburg, Virginia, 22801
Non-Discrimination Public Statement in link above.
Friendship Industries rehabilitation programs are accredited by CARF – the Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities.