What is WVSL Works?
WVSL Works is a supportive employment 501 (c) 3 non-profit construction company that employs individuals with disabilities such as substance use disorder. The supportive environment offers a substance free workplace and teaches skills related to a trade. In addition, support counseling is offered to focus on mental health and vocational counseling needs such as:
- Resume creation
- Job interest surveys
- Personality assessments to inform vocational trajectories
- Access to post-secondary education options
- Interview skill development
- Understanding accommodation requests
- Mental health therapy
- Referrals to medicine management for mental health conditions
- Goal setting
- Return to use prevention skills
- Conflict resolution
- Linkages to community resources
What is Reintegrate Appalachia?
Reintegrate Appalachia is WVSL Work’s first supportive employment company, offering trades related to commercial and residential construction. Reintegrate Appalachia is licensed, bonded, and insured and managed by individuals with more than 30 years of construction-related experience. Reintegrate offers employees a robust benefit package, access to apprenticeship opportunities within construction trades (plumbing, electrical, etc.)
While the Reintegrate Appalachia model was initially developed through Appalachia Regional Committee funding, and in partnership with Coalfield Development Group. Reintegrate Appalachia was redeveloped using a supportive employment model in 2020 and remains sustainable without third party funding.