Via Business Services

Via Business Services provides hands-on vocational training, helping individuals gain skills and confidence through both facility and community-based activities.  Via staff educate people on the variety of community and employment services available, explain and explore funding sources, and help people transition to more inclusive opportunities in the community when they are ready.

Via believes everyone can work and supports Employment First initiatives.  We also realize that families, caregivers, and people with disabilities may want or need to pursue more training and become accustomed to reporting to a workplace before pursuing community employment.

Employment Adds Purpose to Our Lives

A job offers more than a paycheck.  Having a job gives purpose and fulfillment, and offers opportunities to meet new people, establish friendships and build relationships. Work means learning something new, honing established skills and making meaningful contributions.

Is Via Business Services for Me?

Via Business Services is for people focused on getting a job and interested in learning new skills in a supportive, hands-on environment.

Since 1952, Via has specialized in contract packaging and assembly work, providing consistent, high-quality results for businesses.  Our diverse customer base includes some of the most well-known eastern Pennsylvania – and international – companies.

On the work floor, the Via Business Services Workshop offers a safe, comfortable and friendly environment where individuals can improve independence, enhance work skills, develop friendships, and receive training on a variety of health and safety topics.  Once individuals and comfortable and confident being part of the work force, they are encouraged to pursue employment in the community.

For more information, contact:
Kim Tracy, Admissions Manager
K.Tracy@ViaNet.org | 610-317-8000 x461

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COVID-19

COVID-19 UPDATE:

To comply with Governor Wolf’s mandate that non-essential businesses be closed and with guidance from the PA Office of Developmental Programs (ODP), that funds many of our programs, Small Group Employment, many Community Employment Services, Creative Expressions Adult Training Facility and Prevocational Workshop are closed for participants until the mandate is lifted. 

However, ODP has determined that home and community-based services are considered life-sustaining and are exempt from the Governor’s directive asking for the closure of all non-essential businesses.  Therefore, Via will provide limited Community Participation supports, In-Home services and Behavioral Support services.  As we learn more from ODP, coordinators will reach out to participants about services that are available.  We are reaching out to Via staff now to determine who can provide these services. 

Coordinators are working remotely and are available by email or phone to answer your questions.  Please contact your coordinator by email or phone if you need anything or email Via@ViaNet.org.