VPI provides education, human services, and vocational skills training programs designed to remove employment and social barriers for Fox Valley residents with disabilities or disadvantages. VPI bridges the gaps related to lack of education, disabilities, post-incarcerated circumstances, poverty, and other obstacles.
Our mission –
“To promote the dignity and worth of individuals who have disabilities or are disadvantaged and to assist them in developing their optimum level of social, vocational and economic independence in the community.”
VPI consistently delivers its mission day-in and day-out, translating into meaningful life and vocational improvements for the clients we serve. Clients receive:
- Individualized services in a supportive environment
- Quality of life improvement
- Service with personal integrity and professionalism
- Education that capitalizes on abilities while minimizing disabilities
- Evidence-based opportunities that lead to optimal levels of independence
How many individuals/families benefit from VPI services?
VPI’s uniquely blended workforce integrates hundreds of individuals with disabilities with technically trained production workers, while also providing stand-alone programs for those in extreme need. VPI addresses individuals’ interests, abilities, skills, and development goals to attain, retain, and thrive in competitive employment and social connectedness.
Individuals and Families served per year in one or more of our Rehabilitation Services programs
> 200 (of 550+ employees)
Individuals with disadvantages employed full-time in production:
* 31.7% have a criminal record
* 22.6% lack high school diploma/GED
* 8.1% lack English fluency
Located in the heart of the Fox Cities, VPI assists individuals and families with rehabilitation services throughout Outagamie, Winnebago, and Waupaca counties.