Between 65-75% of persons with disabilities in our community are unemployed. By focusing on persons with disabilities, Friendship Industries fills an employment and economic need in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County. Friendship Industries provides work, work training, and work transportation to and from Friendship Industries.
Friendship Industries business enterprises of contract packaging, secure document destruction, and government contracting provide jobs for those with barriers to employment, especially persons with disabilities. We also support employment options at other businesses with our job placement program. An important part of our programs is transportation for our employees. Transportation is one of the biggest barriers to maintaining employment for persons with disabiltites.
Our Work Programs and Transportation need your support. These mission-rich programs cost money but these same programs are necessary for job experience to persons with disabilities. Your support allows people to discover their work strengths! United Way donations to Friendship Industries are designated to our transportation program. Through your United Way support, Friendship Industires is able to purchase and maintain accessible vans and outfit those vans with qualified and compassionate drivers.
We thank you for your interest in helping persons with disabilities build up their capabilities through our transportation and job programs.