It’s clear from the way she talks about Riverbrook’s vocational program that Day Program Director Colleen Powers loves her job. “We do something unique here at Riverbrook,” she says. “Can you tell I’m excited?”
Riverbrook’s Workforce Development program is unusual in the world of vocational programs for people with intellectual disabilities, because Riverbrook women get to explore, experience, and ultimately find work they love. Over 20 women have paid and volunteer vocational opportunities through the program, at as many different community sites, along with a number of entrepreneurial endeavors. The process used to find that work exemplifies the kind of hands-on attention Riverbrook women receive in all aspects of care.