We are excited to be involved in a growing number of vocational opportunities at various sites, teaching our clients a wide variety of work skills. It is our goal to achieve maximum independence with each client in the area of work that they enjoy most! Keep reading to learn about our current vocational sites that we are able to offer our clients...
Dollar Tree: Several PFI clients volunteer at our local El Cajon Dollar Tree 4x per week. These dedicated and hard working clients help restock shelves, unpack boxes, straighten up the aisles, take care of store returns, basic cleaning, and their all-time favorite: blowing up balloons with the helium tank! Each group is monitored by a job coach who ensures quality work from each client.
SDRC Recycling:Every other week the Promising Futures “Green Team” travels up to the San Diego Regional Center on Ruffin Road to collect recycling. The team provides recycling bins, sorts out the trash from recyclables, cleans each bin and re-lines each bin with a new bag. Each visit, the team inspects all 3 floors at the Regional Center and takes the recycling to the local recycling center. SDRC also employs the Green Team for recycling purposes at various events put on by the regional center.
Costco Shopping for CIA & Houses: CIA employs its clients to do the weekly shopping for both the CIA day program and the residential homes! Weekly, various clients collect lists from each location, shop at the Santee Costco and deliver the items to their appropriate places.
Daily, multiple groups of clients work at our garden located in Lakeside. Each client is learning how to water and prune plants, rake leaves, pick fruit and vegetables and tend to our worm farm.
7/11: Our newest vocational site is the 7/11 on Los Coaches Road in Lakeside. A group of clients attends this site two times a week and works hard to help in whatever tasks are needed. Mostly the clients engage in deep-cleaning of shelves and counters, restocking the many coolers and trash abatement in the parking lot and gas area.