“Linking lives by assisting individuals in securing employment, overcoming vocational barriers and achieving personal independence.”
Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center, Inc. (WRC) is a non-profit organization governed by a 18 member board of directors. WRC currently serves a 12 county area in Southeast Alabama, 19 counties in Southwest Georgia and 19 counties in the panhandle of Florida.
WRC plays a vital role in the economic life within the communities served by paying individuals for work performed in an “earn while you learn” training approach. WRC trains individuals to become employable and assists them in finding jobs within their communities.
WRC also assists individuals who have difficulty maintaining employment, those who are on forms of public assistance such as welfare and those who are employable and underemployed. This workforce comprise the next level of workers as current workers move into higher skilled jobs.
Over 200 individuals work daily in the job readiness, job development and community work programs. As a result of their earnings, over five million dollars are spent annually in the communities in which they live.
With the support of Wiregrass United Way, WRC provides a transportation system to make it possible for those within a fifty mile radius of the Centers in Dothan to participate in the on-site program.
The twenty-three acre site with over 100,000 square feet of enclosed building space is owned by the Dothan Rotary Children’s Foundation which also supports the capital needs of WRC.