Jobs for People with Disabilities
AWARE Employment Network offers jobs for people with disabilities. It’s a collection of self-sustaining businesses operated as traditional, for-profit establishments. The ultimate goal of this model is to have people with disabilities fully integrated into the workforce.
The Administrative Assistance service includes receptionist duties primarily focused on answering the phones and transferring calls to the appropriate people.
In many instances employees in this field have each answered the phone over 100 times in a four-hour period. Other duties include making public office announcements over the intercom, paging employees and handling incoming/outgoing mail. (Back)
Bloom purchases flowers in bulk quantities, and staff members craft them into custom arrangements at our shop in Billings.
There are multiple varieties and types of arrangements to choose from, and custom creations are available upon request. The flower shop can make regular weekly deliveries to spruce up the lobby of your business and/or one-time surprises to that special someone.
AWARE Distribution is a centralized hub for food commodities and basic supplies.
Distribution employees purchase and make regular deliveries to several different facilities, including group homes and offices located in many of AWARE’s major communities. (Back)
Farm in the Falls
AWARE Farm in the Falls is an alternative to town-based group homes.
The farm provides a residential and vocational opportunity in a rural, farm-like setting for adults with developmental disabilities. It emphasizes work related to agriculture and provides important opportunities for community integration.
Residents can choose to work at the farm or in town. Likewise, those who live in town can choose to work at the farm. The relaxed calming atmosphere is a real asset to all involved residents, workers and staff alike.
The goal of the farm is to provide an opportunity to live and work in a rural setting. The farm maintains a family atmosphere, provides comprehensive residential services, employment and care provider planning.
The farm concept originated in the early 1980s in Helena when a group of parents met to discuss the idea of building a home in the country and having a farm/ranch style work program for their children with developmental disabilities.
In the fall of 2010, AWARE and a devoted group in Great Falls developed a partnership to build and operate a new farm on 40 acres just southwest of Great Falls. Services are unique and customized to meet individual needs, hopes and dreams. (Back)
Growth Thru Art
Founded on the principle that creativity is not limited by disability, Growth Thru Art is a multi-faceted arts program designed to serve adults with developmental disabilities. Weekly studio sessions helps development of motor, social, and communication skills. Participants gain greater community acceptance through the exhibition and sale of their artwork.
Artists enrolled in the program are encouraged to pursue the medium they desire, whether painting, drawing, pottery, sculpture, weaving, poetry, or dance.
The artists are encouraged to sell their finished products, receiving all proceeds. The development of business opportunities for the artists and other AWARE clients fits closely with AWARE’s efforts to create as many meaningful job and career paths as possible for people with disabilities.
The artists participate in community festivals and events, and most importantly, they take pride in their work. The artists are a part of the Montana mainstream art culture and community. Their artwork is shown in galleries, restaurants, and office buildings, in addition to being juried into regional art shows. (Back)
Hope Logistics is the go-to business for yard work, snow removal, cleaning services, car wash and/or any other tasks you may require in Anaconda, Billings, Butte and Great Falls.
HOPE Logistics professionals are experienced at jobs large and small no matter if the work you need done is just around the house or in a large office building. (Back)
For more information contact:
Emmett Barry, Service Administrator