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Education, Life Skills and Vocational Training, and Employment

EDUCATION IN LIFE SKILLS & VOCATIONS, & EMPLOYMENT 
Listed alphabetically by location

BARRON, WI:
BARRON COUNTY DEVELOPMENTAL SERVICES, INC.
175 N. Lake St.
Barron, WI 54812

A new affiliate agency of Catholic Charities Bureau, Barron County Developmental Services, Inc. serves 55 people with employment and community based services.  The agency and its employees provide essential services to business and industry throughout the county.

Director:  Joe Wacek
(715) 537-5341
FAX (715) 537-5608
E mail:  jwacek@ccbsuperior.org
Web Site:  http://barroncountydsi.org

MEDFORD, WI:
BLACK RIVER INDUSTRIES, INC.
650 Jensen Drive
Medford, WI 54451

Established in 1973, serves 100 people with mental, physical and developmental disabilities in Taylor County; provides vocational and residential training, job placement services and transportation; on-site employment specializes in packaging, product assembly, mail handling and food service.

Director:  Amber Fallos
(715) 748-2950
FAX (715) 748-6363
E mail:  afallos@ccbsuperior.org
Web Site:  www.blackriverindustries.org

RHINELANDER, WI:
HEADWATERS, INC.
1441 E. Timber Drive
P.O. Box 618
Rhinelander, WI 54501

Since 1969 Headwaters, Inc. has been serving people with disabilities and children, birth to 3, with special needs in Forest, Oneida, and Vilas counties.  We believe all people deserve the right to achieve their fullest potential.  Therefore, we exist for the purpose of providing individualized services that are designed to maximize each person’s daily living and vocational skills in order for them to be integrated into the community to the fullest extent possible.

Our programs include:

Vocational Evaluation     Click HERE for information on Headwater’s Services.   
Community Employment
Community Integration
Sensory Integration
Work Services
Professional Auto Reconditioning
Rest Area Maintenance
Birth to 3
School Age
Transportation

Additional services include:
Case Management/Counseling
Advocacy
Behavior Management
Information and Referral
Specialized Training Services
Occupational, physical and speech therapy available

Director:  Jennifer Felty        (715) 369-1337
FAX (715) 369-1793
E mail:  jfelty@headwatersinc.org
Web Site:  www.headwatersinc.org

SIREN, WI:
DIVERSIFIED SERVICES, INC.
P.O. Box 501
Siren, WI 54872

Diversified Services Incorporated is in business to provide meaningful employment opportunities to persons with disabilities.  DSI is an important part of its local economy, providing jobs to over 95 people in northern Wisconsin.  DSI is helping businesses realize a relatively untapped employee resource.  Over 50 percent of DSI employees are individuals with disabilities.  In DSI’s competitive industrial environment, these individuals prove they can make valuable contributions to business success.

Director:  Joseph Wacek
(715) 349-5724
FAX (715) 349-5505
E mail:  jwacek@ccbsuperior.org
Web Site: http://dsisiren.com

SUPERIOR, WI:
CHALLENGE CENTER, INC.
39 N. 25th Street East
Superior, WI 54880

Serving Superior and Douglas County for over 30 years, over 120 adults with developmental disabilities or special needs are provided training in vocational, social leisure, and independent living skills through Adult Day, Work and Residential programs, including evening and weekend recreation.  Employment and training opportunities offered through Marathon Industries and Bay Produce Greenhouses.

Director:  Benjamin Wright
(715) 394-2771
FAX (715) 394-2100
Toll Free:  (888) 429-0914
E mail:  bwright@challenge-center.org
Website:  www.challenge-center.org

Services Coordinator:  Teresa Clayton
(715) 394-2771
FAX/TDD:  (715) 394-2100
E mail:  tclayton@challenge-center.org