Updates from MV Advancements

Mid-Valley Wood Products closes after 50 years of operation

Mid-Valley Wood Products in Amity, owned and operated by MV Advancements (MVA) for over 50 years will be closing at the end of the year. Founded by Margaret Reavis Larsen and a group of families in 1966 to provide work opportunities for adults who experience a disability, it was one of the first employment options […]

33 Years Strong

In November of 1985, Terry started working at Western Oregon University (WOU) as an assistant to the grounds crew to keep the campus clean. He was introduced to this job through the Central School District as part of a “basic life skills” class he was a part of. Over the many years, Terry has worked […]

A Sweet Integrated Work Environment

Serendipity Ice Cream was established in 2000 as an MV Advancements integrated work environment. Located in the lobby of an old hotel, the ice cream shoppe was fully remodeled to provide workplace experience and job training for adults with developmental disabilities. Serendipity employees bring an unprecedented enthusiasm and dedication […]

Introducing Kathy Scholtfeldt, MVA’s New Exectutive Director

It is truly an honor to be selected as the next executive director of MV Advancements (formerly Mid-Valley Rehabilitation). Having worked in both for-profit and non-profit businesses, I have many tools in my kit to make a difference for this organization. I have served on the MVA board for the past 18 months, and that […]

New! ODDS Community Forum Statewide Tour

The following information is being shared on behalf of the Office of Developmental Disability.

Please contact Brenda Autry at 503-269-5767 or brenda.g.autry@state.or.us to make arrangements at least 48 hours before the meeting you plan to attend. Additional details about additional dates and locations as that information becomes available.

Interpreters for people who are non-English speakers, who […]

Employment First and You

Reprinted from the Winter 2014 newsletter

By this time, you many have heard the team “Employment First” and wonder what it means for you.

The State of Oregon adopted the Employment First policy in 2008 and providers throughout the state have been on a mission to build capacity to support community employment. Mid-Valley Rehabilitation (now MV […]