On the Fourth of July, we celebrate the independence, freedom, and liberties that were hard-won by our forefathers. Independence – of a different kind – is at the heart of what we do at PRIDE Industries. For people with disabilities, ‘independence’ can have diverse and very personal meaning.
For individuals like Diana, it means freedom from past reliance on supports and services. For others like Eric, it means participating in, and contributing to, a team and his community. For Josh, it meant getting an opportunity to prove himself while earning his way forward. Many other individuals have reached their version of independence through inclusion; click here to read their success stories. With all individuals, their unique goals were accomplished through the most basic of vehicles: a job.
PRIDE Industries serves individuals with a wide range of disabilities including developmental, intellectual, physical, sensory, mental health challenges or other disabilities.
For 49 years, PRIDE’s mission has remained the same – to create jobs for people with disabilities. We know that employment is essential to an individual’s sense of purpose, dignity, and inclusion. And that independence is achieved through work, choice and increased self-sufficiency.
From all of us at PRIDE Industries, happy Independence Day.