Employment Services

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 as well as in our Greenhouse in Milltown.

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.​​

Depending on the job site, we also provide all of the necessary supplies and equipment for the adults’ use including zero-turn riding lawn mowers, weed eaters, mops, cleaning supplies, vacuums, safety gear, etc.

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 and Birders’ Select Outlet,​ 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
  • The food and laundry services with A’viands, a food and services management company contracted to​ provide these services for the Polk County Jail in 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.

Hours:

Monday – Friday
7:30 a.m. – 3:30p.m.

101 150th Street, Balsam Lake, WI 54810
Kathy Clark – Program Coordinator

Phone: 715-485-8764
Fax: 715-485-8740
E-mail: director@endeavorsadc.org

Why Endeavors?

Job Skills Training

Meaningful Employment

Choice of Available Employment

Transportation Provided

On Job Supervision

Fosters Independence

Customers ~ Partners

 
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This Program is funded in part by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) as authorized under 49 USC Section 5310.