ViaWorks Small Group Employment

ViaWorks Small Group Employment helps people with disabilities enter the workforce, be a part of the community and earn a paycheck.

What Is ViaWorks?

Via is committed to providing employment options for people with disabilities.  ViaWorks Small Group Employment empowers adults with disabilities to work in integrated community settings. Under the supervision of job coaches, our team works side by side with the employees of local businesses.

Is ViaWorks for Me?

ViaWorks is for people focused on getting a job in the community and interested in learning new skills in a supportive, hands-on environment.  Individuals who participate are supported by an onsite coordinator and job coaches throughout each shift, and they are paid minimum wage.

Participants will be required to pursue employment through the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation within the first 90 days of the program.

Individuals Learn and Improve:

  • Task completion, quality of work and production speed
  • Teamwork, accountability and positive work habits
  • A variety of job tasks

Sample Work Duties Include:

  • Light manufacturing
  • Packaging
  • Skilled production
  • Warehouse experience
  • Clean communal spaces and private offices
  • Floor care
  • Trash collection and removal
  • Interior window cleaning
  • Stock and maintain supply rooms

Small Group Employment Sites:

  • Cigars International, Bethlehem
  • Greater Valley YMCA, Easton
  • Habitat for Humanity, Allentown
  • Kolbe Academy, Bethlehem
  • Habitat ReStore, Whitehall
  • Bethlehem Emergency Shelter, Bethlehem
  • Via Thrift Store, Fountain Hill
  • Via Thrift Store, Nazareth

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.