Our GSE program consists of several opportunities both inside of OWC and in the community.We have several production businesses within OWC:
- A wood working shop
- A jewelry line “Refined Designs”
- GreetingCard creations
- Acrafting area
In these areas our individuals create spectacular hand crafted items for sale in our store, The Gifts of OWC, and out in the community at various locations that we sell in about 3-4 times a week. Some of the items we make are: birdhouses and feeders, cork crafts, jewelry, greeting cards, wooden games, and decorative home décor to name a few.
- A shredding business
- A bottle & can redemption center
These are businesses that individuals will work on tasks that include: pick up of items in the community, sorting, shredding, weighing, counting, invoice prep, and clean-up.
We also have small groups of individuals employed by businesses out in the community doing a variety of tasks: landscaping, janitorial work, delivery, assembly and even a vehicle that goes to businesses and cleans there leased vehicles.
The dollars earned form these business models are used to pay our individuals minimum wage for their work. The state does not pay the individuals salaries. Next year we have budgeted to pay put over $210,000 in payroll to the individuals that we support!
In this department we confidentially shred documents for businesses or private citizens. We offer a certificate of destruction.
You can drop off at our address and we will weigh it or we can come to you and pick it up. No job too small or large!
We can set up scheduled pick-ups for those businesses wanting ongoing services and/ or we can provide locking containers upon contract. For further information contact Stacey Dean Development Director at 860-454-4016 X125