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Winona ORC Industries, Inc

Cause Area

  • Advocacy & Human Rights
  • Community
  • People with Disabilities

Location

1053 E Mark StreetWinona, MN 55987 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Winona ORC's mission is to provide services for people with disabilities in our community including; vocational counseling, comprehensive job-related skill training and meaningful employment.

Description

In the early 1970’s, a local group made up of parents, Special Education teachers, ARC, and Rehabilitation Services recognized a need to have a sheltered workshop in the Winona area.

After two years of planning, this committee approached ORC Industries of La Crosse, Wisconsin for assistance. In 1973, with the help of money from the Division of Rehabilitation Services and Winona County, a facility was leased and a satellite of ORC La Crosse was created. At this time, the organization was established as a Minnesota non-profit corporation under the direction of its own Board of Directors. The Board of Directors decided to separate from the parent corporation in La Crosse and in 1983 Winona ORC became an independent company.

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