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service-rehabOur Mission: To provide vocational training and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities, enabling them to achieve their full potential.

SW Resources is a private non-profit, 501(c)(3) founded in 1964 to meet the vocational needs of adults with disabilities as the results of a needs survey conducted by the Junior League and Association of Retarded Children.  We started in 1964 with only four client employees and have grown to over 200 client employees who currently receive an array of services through our agency.

We provide employment services: supported employment, work skills assessment, work adjustment training, job development and job coaching in order to help our clients reach their full potential.  We also offer behavioral health services to individuals with developmental disabilities requiring intensive supports.  Some of the supports we provide are day habilitation services which teaches our clients emotional regulation skills, functional academics, social skills and daily living skills.  We provide therapeutic consultant and positive behavior support services which offers expertise, training and technical assistance in the specialty areas of behavioral analyses and behavioral support.

Other services we offer are case management, vocational assessment and life skills training.  Our client employees are employed in a number of jobs completing assembly, packaging, collation of mailings, warehousing, literature fulfillment, document storage and retention, janitorial and grounds maintenance, and graphic production.

Take a look at our most popular services below and let us know what we can do for you!

  • Rehabilitation
  • Industries
  • Graphics
  • Janitorial
  • Mail Plusability-oneunitedwaywvarf
  • Fingerprinting
  • Marble Tree

 

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In 1964 there were no services available to adults with disabilities in the Parkersburg, WV area, so in response the Parkersburg junior league and the wood county A.R.C., helped to form the Sheltered Workshop of Wood County. The organization started with a small building on oak street, containing a single card table and only 2 clients. By the 1970's the sheltered workshop had grown and moved to its new location on Mary Street. They continued to expand, offering services to over 30 clients with developmental disabilities. In the 1980’s major changes took place in the organization as their services grew. Construction began on a new facility that enabled them to bring services to over 150 clients. This growth brought new state and federal contracts to assist in providing meaningful employment for their clients. As the needs of the community changed, so did the organization, and in 1992 they removed sheltered workshop from their name and became known as SW Resources, Inc. Their growth continues to this day as SW Resources provides rehabilitation and employment opportunities for over 200 clients with mental and physical disabilities. In addition they provide janitorial services, carpet cleaning, industrial assembly, warehousing, bulk mailing, graphic design, printing, letterpress, engraving, fingerprinting, and water delivery.

Americans With Disabilities Notice

SW Resources does not discriminate against an individual with a disability in connection with the operation of its programs and services including the provision of transportation services in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). To find out more about our ADA Policies, to file a complaint, to request a reasonable modification, or to request this information in another language, please contact us at 304-428-6344 or visit us at our address 1007 Mary St, Parkersburg, WV 26101.