ACHIEVE Human Services is a community rehabilitation program serving individuals with disabilities through access to employment training and career opportunities. Their high value standard and person-centered philosophy is the foundation of their vision — to expand opportunities and lead with purpose.
For over 50 years, ACHIEVE Human Services has been serving individuals requiring supported living. That includes Wounded Warriors, those who may have experienced a life-changing incident requiring them to learn a new occupational skill as well as individuals with developmental disabilities that limit their access to other vocational training and employment programs. Through the nonprofit, participants have access to a variety of programs such as job development and placement, employment training and housing opportunity. They focus their efforts primarily in rural Arizona — ACHIEVE is located in Yuma — where access to these types of programs is either severely limited or non-existent.
These opportunities for training and employment are available via ACHIEVE’s multiple social enterprises. They offer services ranging from food catering to mailing services, landscaping and laundry, each developed and operated internally. The enterprises offer participants an opportunity to train in a new field, increase their skill and earn a wage. Together, ACHIEVE’s social enterprises serve over 200 local community businesses and private homes.
ACHIEVE’s Social Enterprises:
The most recent endeavor added to the list is ACHIEVE Enterprise Services (AES). AES offers dynamic business solutions in key areas like Information Security Management and Information Technology asset recovery. The newest service, Electronic Recycling, allows local residents to drop off their old electronics free of charge. The technology is reused and recycled to reduce the amount of electronic waste in local landfills. The program provides access to affordable computers to the local community, is healthier for the environment and provides equipment through which to teach technical training to individuals with disabilities.
We empower the individuals we serve to live their lives to their greatest potential.
The hard work ACHIEVE Human Services puts into each of its many programs is based upon a key set of values: Dignity, Integrity, Innovation, Excellence, Communication, Optimism and Commitment. Since they serve a broad scope of individuals requiring support, upholding those values is all the more important. The bottom line is to treat all people with dignity and respect and provide supportive training in a safe and secure environment.
ACHIEVE has been a member of the Social Enterprise Alliance for over five years. Inspired by the stories of socially responsible businesses shared by SEA, ACHIEVE embarked on their most recent venture of Electronic Recycling and ReUse Refurbished Computers.
To learn more about ACHIEVE Human Services, Inc., check out their member directory profile.