of Matching Funds Remaining
Our Mission is to provide job training and community jobs to adults with disabilities. Much has changed since we began back in 1971 when a state-run residential program for individuals with mental illness faced closure due to state budget cuts. At that time a group of parents and concerned citizens organized Peninsula Services to fill the need, operating where Frances Haddon Morgan Center was. Since then, the agency’s services have changed with the needs of the community, employing hundreds of persons with disabilities, expanding to include vocational and living skills training, life enriching experiences and finding integrated community based employment for persons with developmental disabilities, mental illness and many other challenges. Peninsula Services is committed to the philosophy that all persons have the ability to excel and we pursue that belief with a very dedicated Board of Directors, highly committed and talented staff and the assistance of employers, advocates, families and friends all working together.
During a one year period, Peninsula Services employed, provided community based work training or placed into community jobs well over 150 persons with significant disabilities. In fact, per our contracts with the government, 75% of our direct labor must be persons with disabilities. Community job placements were made with well respected community employers such as Safeway, the YMCA, the ARC, Spiros's , Taco Bell and others. We are proud of our employees and participants and the great work they do in our community.
Funding for programs to aid adults with developmental and other severe disabilities is being cut but at the same time the need is growing. Some studies posit that one in four persons will be touched by autism alone. As children grow up there must be options for them to become valuable, working members of our community. Since 1971 Peninsula Services has met the challenge in Kitsap County to provide job training and create employment opportunities for thousands of persons with disabilities. Your support will help us to continue to reach out to employers, business owners, advocates and legislators, to help find worthwhile jobs for persons who may have disabilities but who want desperately to work. A job means so much..... it's not just about money, it's about self worth, confidence and dignity. All contributions to Peninsula Services will be used to assist adults with disabilities to move into community employment.
P.O. Box 5030
7500 Werner Rd.
Bremerton, WA 98312