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.
In honor of National Volunteer Week, Didlake is kicking off a series of articles recognizing its Day Support Program participants for their volunteer work and our community partners for their tireless efforts to make a difference in the local community. We hope these stories will inspire and mobilize others to take action and build a better future for all.
For 30 years, Didlake has provided cutting-edge custodial services for federal sites throughout the Baltimore-Washington and Hampton Roads, Va. metropolitan areas. Altogether, Didlake’s custodial contracts employ 752 people with significant disabilities. Learn about the history of Didlake’s custodial contracts with notable federal sites and the programs, historical events, and management styles that make it all possible.
Didlake recently completed work on a contract for the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), converting the Department’s Division of Credit Assurance microfiche records to digital PDFs and creates opportunities for people with disabilities in the process.
Through its Employment Services program, Didlake connects individuals with disabilities who want to work with businesses that are hiring. With the support of Didlake’s employment specialists, more than 900 people with disabilities currently work in community jobs throughout the Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Md. and Hampton Roads, Va. metropolitan areas. The employment journey of one such […]
Led by the American Society of Quality (ASQ) and ASQExcellence (ASQE) each November, World Quality Month is a celebration of the vital role quality professionals have in achieving excellence through quality and the positive impact quality has made in organizations and communities around the world.
Didlake Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy Rachel Payne was recently accepted into Lead Virginia, a statewide leadership program that brings together senior leaders from across the commonwealth to discuss emerging trends and embrace shared responsibility for advancing Virginia’s future.
Throughout October, Didlake will join the nation in commemorating the 75th annual National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). For Didlake, it’s always about increasing access and opportunity. NDEAM is every day. See how landmark legislations over the years has opened doors for people with disabilities with federal contracts and how you can increase opportunities in the workplace too!
This year September 13-19 is National Direct Support Professional Recognition Week. Direct Support Professionals, or DSPs, are people who work as direct care workers, in-home support workers, personal assistants, or attendants that work directly with people with disabilities. These talented and skilled individuals play an integral role in our mission. They build meaningful relationships, provide opportunities […]