DRS recognizes Help for Animals, Inc. in Barboursville as an Exemplary Employer

The West Virginia Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) recognized Help for Animals, Inc. in Barboursville as an exemplary employer and partner as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month this October.

Help for Animals, Inc. has demonstrated excellence in its diverse hiring practices by creating an inclusive workplace, and DRS recognizes this organization for its positive contributions within our communities.

"Help for Animals, Inc. has been an excellent partner in providing employment and training opportunities for individuals with disabilities. This employer has served as a host work site for DRS consumers participating in services through Goodwill Industries, a DRS community rehabilitation provider, to gain work experience and hands-on job training. The employer has also participated in the on-the-job training program with DRS several consumers."

– Nominated by Joy Winters, DRS Rehabilitation Counselor

DRS, an agency of the West Virginia Department of Commerce, is responsible for the federal vocational rehabilitation program in West Virginia, which enables and empowers West Virginians with disabilities to work and to live independently. DRS helps people with disabilities, ages 14 and up, set work goals and develop career plans to overcome employment-related barriers so they can go to work or maintain current employment. DRS also assists West Virginia’s businesses and employers by being their primary employment resource to include or to retain people with disabilities in their workforce.

For more information about DRS and its programs, call 1-800-642-8207 or visit the division’s website at wvdrs.org.