Neuse Enterprises gives people purpose
Neuse Enterprises, Inc. is looking to assist those in need.
Neuse Enterprises, Inc. was established in 1982 to offer people with developmental disabilities in Lenoir, Duplin, and Sampson Counties a chance to work and become productive citizens of their communities. They are currently partnered with Electrolux, Moen, Crown and William Barnet & Sons.
“All rewards are not monetary,” Leon Deans, the Executive Director of Neuse Enterprises, said.
With an on-site warehouse that enables people with disabilities to come to work and participate within their community, Neuse Enterprises provides a service benefiting all involved parties. While the focus is to provide work opportunities, they also provide life skills training, including a donated greenhouse providing clients with an opportunity to follow the process from seeds to plate.
“We want the community to see our clients as people.” Pam Muller, Operations Manager of Neuse Enterprises, said. “To understand that what we do here is more than just give them a job, we give them something to be proud of.”
Neuse Enterprises goes beyond job training. They create partnerships within the community by working with programs like vocational rehabilitation to provide opportunities for those with disabilities to have a sense of purpose.
“Our clients work hard at the best of their abilities,” Production Coordinator Mark Wilson said. “Some clients are able to complete 600 pieces a day while others may only do 30, but they put their all into it.”
When community partners, such as Electrolux, visit the site and engage the workers, the workers’ hands never stop moving. The pride with which they perform their job duties is evident as one walks through the production floor.
“People with disabilities are able to work in our community,” Vocational Rehabilitation Work Adjustment Coordinator J’Ronrico Stanley said. “We want the community to understand our services and work with us.”
Stanley brings in clients from Vocational Rehabilitation and teaches them skills to enrich their lives. He matches their skill set with a community opportunity and ensures their training matches the provided employment opportunity.
For more information about Neuse Enterprises, Inc, or to partner with them, visit http://neuseenterprises.org/.