ACHIEVE GREATER INDEPENDENCE
Our Adult Services program provides job skills training in our center in Balsam Lake and a choice of meaningful, paid employment at our center or with local businesses and government in communities throughout Polk County. The program is ideal for adults living with disabilities
Endeavors provides a monthly paycheck as well as the workers’ compensation, transportation, job-specific coaching, training and on-going supervision.
EXTENDED EMPLOYMENT PROGRAMS
Endeavors decided to establish two of our own work programs or “social enterprises” so that we may continually provide meaningful employment for the adults we serve. These new ventures are Endeavors Greenhouse and the manufacturing of Birders’ Select Bird Seed, our own line of wild bird seed products.
Adults work in our center to produce our own Birders’ Select a line of wild bird seed products. Duties such as bagging, weighing and labeling are performed for our high quality Birders’ Select products, which we sell to the public in our Balsam Lake Center.
We have local businesses that purchase our birdseed products to sell at each of their respective businesses, Balsam Lake Hardware and Bill’s Ace Hardware. Endeavors also offers our birdseed for fundraising efforts by local church groups.
PART TIME COMMUNITY EMPLOYMENT
Endeavors contracts with many local businesses and government entities to provide meaningful, paid employment for our clients. The following is a list of some of the potential jobs and locations:
- Endeavors Greenhouse, in Milltown, is one of our community-based job sites.
- Six janitorial service contracts in St. Croix Falls, Milltown, Balsam Lake Township, Lincoln Township and Amery.
- Seasonal lawn mowing and janitorial services at three area highway rest areas or waysides through a contract funded by the State Department of Transportation.
- Seasonal janitorial duties at the Pine Park and Balsam Lake beach restrooms and showers for the Village of Balsam Lake
- Bernick’s of Dresser is a popular job site for the adults we serve. Bernick’s provides a variety of sorting and labeling duties of Pepsi and other beverage products.
- The Polk County Recycling Center in St. Croix Falls.
- We also provide employment in our center in Balsam Lake to perform packaging, assembly, shredding and other duties for companies such as 3M, Vital Plastics and Kuryakyn.
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 3:30p.m.
101 150th Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810