The Des Moines Register Top Workplaces 2014
Village Northwest Unlimited
- Employees in region:
- HQ location:
- Sheldon, IA
Village Northwest Unlimited (VNU) is a private non-profit organization that provides quality services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, people who have experienced a traumatic brain injury, and to those with an Autism Spectrum Disorder VNU has consistently received the highest certification available by CARF, a national accrediting agency. VNU assists 180 individuals on a daily basis in building successful lives by providing opportunities and choices in a continuum of residential, vocational and social settings while fulfilling its mission of providing Purpose, Privacy and Dignity for all people.
A variety of support services are provided to assist each individual in attaining their greatest level of independence. These include Physical, Occupational, Speech and Music Therapy; Art; cognitive and physical wellness training; leisure and social training; counseling and psychological services; nursing and dietary services; and spiritual growth opportunities. In addition to its two work centers which prepare individuals for community employment, the Village owns four for-profit businesses that provide work training and employment opportunities.
“Flexibility, loving care and compassion, dignity and privacy to others.”
“I get to work with a lot of great people. The consumers make your day. ”
“We have the opportunity to make a real difference in the lives of the people we serve each and every day.”
“They genuinely care about staff and residents. ”
“The Village is open to new ideas and not afraid of difficult challenges. They live by their mission. ”