Work and Activity Center

Enriching Lives With Work And Learning

Through Riverside Foundation Work & Activity Center (RWA) in Vernon Hills, our residents have the opportunity to develop skills and assume responsibilities for real-life work in an environment that emphasizes individual goals and choices. They learn functional interdependence, good work habits and specific job skills.

Our residents provide much-needed services to the business community including light packaging, assembly and disassembly, inserting, labeling, collating, mailing, sealing and quality inspection.

Edward Grossman and Ruthann Simpson have a productive day at the Work and Activity Center

Paul Johnson assembling pinatas just in time for Cinco De Mayo

Working With Residents

The Riverside Foundation Work & Activity Center (RWA) complements our residential services and extends skill development for residents and individuals who reside in other settings. It offers a non-competitive environment of productivity and accomplishment.

Each resident works according to their personal abilities. Our Work & Activity Center gives each resident the opportunity to learn to make choices and continue practicing skills. The environment fosters a sense of autonomy and self-worth through accomplishment and is a critical factor in pursuing happy, fulfilling lives.

In the future, a focus will be to provide employment opportunities for residents who choose to look to the community for work opportunities. Residents have expressed interests in working in many fields such as landscaping, retail, and office work.

wa-group-shotCathy Wruk, Michelle Macier, Ron Blank, Terri Simmonds, Katie Ciura, Sasha Pais, Mary Swiatkowski and Donna Graves working together and growing as a team at the Riverside Work and Activity Center

For more information on Riverside Foundation’s business services or for a free quote call 847-793-0694 or contact us.

Riverside Foundation relies on your donations to provide updated and enhanced equipment as well as innovative programming for our residents. Your generosity is guaranteed to have profound impact on someone’s life. You can make a difference!


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