Stand Up, Inc. began offering supported employment in Southwest Virginia at the beginning of February 2014. Stand Up is a service provider for the Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) and will be working with their offices in Wytheville, Marion and Galax. Stand Up will be expanding their services to include Abingdon, Pounding Mill and Norton Virginia in the near future.
For those who have disabilities, employment doesn't just have an economic value, but a significant social and psychological benefit as well. Disability Friendly Employers are making a difference in their communities by providing opportunity to these individuals who have the goal to obtain meaningful employment.