Sycamore Services’ Danville site includes a Pre-Vocational training program. We added 10 people to our Pre-Voc program in 2014 and provided training to 101 persons. Most of those participating in this training program are funded by Medicaid Waivers. Others are supported by group homes. However, for those waiting on funding, we create private pay contracts. This makes our services accessible to those in need of supervised training services.
Sycamore is working with a consortium of similar agencies across the State of Indiana to find new ways to market the services available to improve revenues and increase training options.
Private Pay contracts added $14,618 to Work Center revenues during the last year.
Contract revenues generated $36,851 during this period.
Consumers enrolled in PV complete contract jobs sent to us by a variety of vendors. Jobs include tasks that require different levels of proficiency and jobs are broken into steps to provide training to all who wish to participate.
Regular vendors for 2014 include the following:
Maingate – A Premier Event Retail and Merchandising Company in the U.S. – A pre-voc partner for several years, Maingate sends us promotional materials for upcoming events, visitor badges/lanyards, and other event-specific items to be assembled in preparation for distribution.
G&K Services – Uniform Rental & Uniform Purchase Solutions – Sycamore picks up crates of hangers and sorts, straightens and spindles those that are re-usable.
Unifirst – Uniforms and services to Enhance Your Business Image
This company also sends us hangers to be sorted and straightened for re-use.
Gordman’s—In 2014, we added a new contract for Gordman’s. They send us plastic clip hangers (seen at the left) and consumers identify and process those that can be re-used and those that must be discarded.
Sycamore Print Center
A for-profit division of Sycamore Services provides jobs that require sorting, stapling, binding, tabbing, labeling and preparing for mail. Consumers also weigh, measure and post items for mailing.
Mobile Crews – Sycamore has mobile work crews that provide house-keeping and janitorial services at local sites including Hadley Friends Church, Corinth Church and Lizton United Methodist Church. Crews are available to work during regular business hours.
Through facility and community based work, consumers earned $64,404 for the 2014 year.