Didlake partners with local schools and businesses to offer student internships through Project SEARCH, an international program that prepares young people with disabilities for success in competitive integrated employment. The program incorporates skills training, job coaching, career exploration and real-life work experience for students aged 18 to 21. “Project SEARCH is a 10-month internship program […]
Earlier this year, Didlake partnered with Prosperity Pharmacy, an independently owned and operated compounding pharmacy in Manassas, Va., to offer COVID-19 vaccinations for Day Support Program staff and participants. The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) matched Didlake, a licensed provider of Developmental Disability (DD) and Medicaid Waiver services, and Prosperity Pharmacy so program participants and staff had […]
Building for the Future: Didlake Demolishes Former Headquarters On June 1, Didlake demolished its longtime headquarters building at 8621 Breeden Avenue, marking the end of an era for the Manassas-based nonprofit and making room for a new 44,000 sq. ft. three-story consolidated headquarters. Built in 1988, 8621 Breeden Avenue initially housed a 6,000 sq. ft. […]
Didlake’s Business Manager for The UPS Stores, April Chervenka, is interviewed by Rebecca Barnes, Publisher of Prince William Living Magazine to talk about Didlake’s two The UPS Stores including what services are offered at the stores and how they create opportunities for people with disabilities in our community. Source: Prince William Living You TubeChannel Published: June […]
For nearly three decades, Richard has demonstrated exceptional dedication to his job supporting three of Didlake’s AbilityOne Program custodial contracts in the Greater Hampton Roads area, Va. In honor of his accomplishments, Didlake recently nominated Richard for SourceAmerica’s William M. Usdane Achievement Award, which recognizes an AbilityOne Program employee with a disability who has exhibited outstanding achievement and exceptional character.
Catherine, who works as a Mail Clerk for Didlake at the Department of Energy (DOE) – Forrestal Building in Washington, D.C., recently shared her employment journey with members of Congress while participating in SourceAmerica’s Grassroots Advocacy Conference. For this annual event, SourceAmerica brings together nonprofit agency leaders and people with disabilities to raise awareness of […]
Though not extremely well known, Didlake is a local nonprofit making a big impact by creating opportunities for people with disabilities. Didlake’s Vice President of Corporate Communications and Marketing, Erika Spalding, says the organization has been a “quiet partner” in the community for the past 55 years. “A lot of people are not familiar with […]
Participants of Didlake’s Center Point Day Support Program in Manassas, Va. engage in their community and serve people in need by volunteering at the House of Mercy food pantry and thrift store.
Didlake has a long track record of providing sustainable green cleaning that meets rigid federal agency standards, provide healthier environments for occupants and protect the planet. Through ISSA, the Worldwide Cleaning Industry Association, Didlake has Cleaning Industry Management Standards (CIMS) – Green Building (CIMS-GB) certification with honors for all its custodial contracts. Implementation of the standard establishes Didlake as a high-performance, customer-centric organization with consistent, quality services.
Program participants from Didlake’s Woodbridge Day Support Program volunteer to maintain the garden for one of the oldest remaining structures in Dumfries, Va. – a house that takes visitors back in time to learn colonial history and explore 18th to 20th century home styles while, perhaps, being frightened by ghosts.