Join us on March 22nd at the McMinnville Community Center to celebrate with us on our successes over the past year that would not have been possible without our dedicated supporters, donors, board of directors, and volunteers. We will be having a short 20-minute program with appetizers from 5-6pm. The annual March Madness game will […]
Walking into MV Advancements’ office on a gray Monday, one can sense the excitement. There’s a palpable energy as you walk in the door. People chat loudly; not quite shouting, but at a volume and pitch required to be heard above the buzz.
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 […]
Please meet Zack Belinsky. He is the proud new contracted janitorial and landscaping specialist at the Dayton Oregon Post Office. His vocational journey has taken him down many different roads and he has had the opportunity to try many different jobs along the way. When the Dayton Post Office position came open it was clear […]
On May 30, 2018, the MV Advancements staff came together for a carnival-themed all-staff-meeting to celebrate the good works that our staff do every day, and learn more about what happens in other areas of the organization! Eight booths were available for staff to explore resources for benefits, events, safety, client services, leadership, assistive technology, […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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Please contact Brenda Autry at 503-269-5767 or email@example.com 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 […]
Jonathon Bloomer from the Wood Products Division. Since his first day, Jonathan has taken his training instructions and safety from supervisors to heart. When redirected on production issues, he does everything in his power to follow the standards of the company and make sure his quality meets these standards. Jonathan is […]
Luckey Hollingsworth has been with us since 1986. He has primarily been involved with the Community Inclusion programs. He enjoys community outings, shopping, eating out and being a part of special events and parties. Luckey has a wonderful smile and a contagious laugh and is always willing to help out when […]
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 […]