The Homestead Works
We are very proud to support and employ The Homestead Works, a workshop for challenged adults.
The Homestead Works was founded in 1954. At that time, a group of parents thought their children could accomplish more than what was being currently offered through the public institution.
In response to this situation, parents and business people concerned about the need for continued training and educational opportunities for developmentally disabled individuals formed The Homestead Works. 50 years later, the organization now supports many programs, supporting an average of 1,000 individuals.
The Homestead Works workshop provides assessment, skills training, job placement, and follow – up services to disabled adults. Businesses, like North Woods Animal Treats, assist by providing products and materials to be processed at the workshop. This employment provides for real work skills training for the clients in a real work environment.
The people who are employed at The Homestead Works workshop live in the community. They have disabilities of varying degrees, but enjoy working and helping to support themselves. The attendance rate is 95%!
The employees shrink wrap, label, and prepare North Woods Animal Treats for shipment. They do everything except bake the cookies.
Your purchase of North Woods Animal Treats helps to train, employ and support the clients of The Homestead Works workshop. Great products and a good cause!
"We love to work with the dog cookies. This is fun job."