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The stories of those we serve, the staff who bring our mission to life, and our community partners who help create inclusive spaces for Ohioans with disabilities.

Meet Jacob

“For the past year, Jake has been working at a shop in Fairport Harbor 8 hours a week. This week, they asked him to try a full day just to see how he would do. He did great, and they asked to have him for full days next week too. We are excited to announce, Jake is now employed and not just part time!

Meet Lexus

When asked about what she likes about her job, Lexus motions across the lunchroom where her co-workers fill the tables around her. “My friends, these guys. Because they make me laugh.“

Meet Debbie, VGS Placement Consultant

“It is my job to help people and encourage employers to see beyond disabilities. Every time we collaborate with an employer and work together, we are building a community of support.

Meet Deon, WKYC’s Unsung Hero

“What I love is just being able to go into work on a daily basis, see people I care about and keeping our customers happy.” 

Meet Martin & VGS’ Employer Partner, Swagelok

“VGS participants brighten the morale of our team every day. We are a better company because of them. It is magical when we can find their gift and match it to work that we need to accomplish as an organization.