Our mission is “Creating and promoting opportunities that enrich the lives of people with disabilities. We are committed to eliminating barriers, so everyone can fully participate in all aspects of their community.” We do this by connecting people with disabilities to employment and community engagement opportunities.
We Create Opportunities — You Can Too!
You can join us and help change employment and life outcomes for people with disabilities. Together, we can create an inclusive, diverse workforce and vibrant communities.
There are seven ways that you can create an opportunity. To get started, contact us at 703-361-4195 or [email protected].
1. Hire a Person with a Disability
People with disabilities represent a largely untapped talent pool. Employment enables people with disabilities to become productive, wage earners and taxpayers. Find out what’s missing at your workplace — open the door of employment to people with disabilities. We have developed strong business connections with local communities throughout Virginia. Through these relationships, we connect individuals with disabilities who want to work with businesses that are hiring. Hundreds of Virginia businesses have created employment opportunities for Didlake Supported Employment Services participants — you can too.
2. Hire Didlake — We are a Proven Federal, State, and Local Government Contractor
Our diverse workforce provides business services across approximately 40 federal, state and local contracts in Maryland, Virginia and Washington D.C. We employ over 1700 people and 79% of them are people with disabilities. Our financial strength and over 30 years of certified contract administration provide a solid operational base and allow our people to focus on meeting your service needs. When you hire Didlake to fulfill your service needs, you create employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
3. Welcome Situational Assessments at Your Workplace to Help an Individual Explore Career Options
Didlake Employment Specialists work with businesses to develop opportunities for individuals. They learn more about different types of jobs in the community and make informed decisions about the type of work they are interested in pursuing. During this time, an individual is given the opportunity to experience some of the specific tasks associated with particular jobs. Welcoming Employment Specialists and individuals with disabilities into your workplace to complete assessments is a great way to create an opportunity for a person with a disability and learn more about employing people with disabilities.
4. Partner with Didlake Day Support Services and Connect to a Highly Motivated Group of Volunteers
Many of the individuals who participate in our Day Support Services choose to engage with their community through volunteer opportunities. As volunteers, these individuals gain a new view of their community. They develop valuable work skills and experience a sense of empowerment by making a difference in the lives of others. Regular volunteer work creates the opportunity for people with disabilities to develop meaningful relationships with others in their community.
5. Become a Customer — We Own and Operate The UPS Store #6631 in Center at Innovation in Manassas and The UPS Store #6272 at George Mason University in Fairfax.
Our stores create employment opportunities for people with disabilities. We partner with George Mason University’s Mason LIFE Program to offer paid internships at our store on the Fairfax campus. By using our two stores for your packaging, shipping, printing, mail services or notary needs, you support these employment opportunities. Call Us at 703-367-7200 (Manassas) or 703-865-5544 (Fairfax).
6. Go Paperless with Didlake Imaging – We Can Scan your Documents, Photos and Books to Preserve your Memories for Generations
With Didlake Document Imaging, we can convert your paper documents to secured digital files for your system or a customized document management solution. Our document scanning team has decades of experience in file conversion, tracing its roots back to microfilm. Didlake Photo Imaging offers an affordable way to digitize your photos. In addition, you’ll be able to easily access your digitized images and share them with family, friends and future generations. We use high-quality scanning technology in a highly secured facility.
We offer a variety of file delivery methods to fit your needs — digital download (secure cloud access), DVDs and thumb drives. Ready to get started? Call Us: 571-364-7222.