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 […]
James Barrera was a job seeker who didn’t know what he wanted to do, he loved sports and loved Dallas High School. He was also a Dallas High School graduate, at the time he was in the special education class room. His teacher was Tim Larson, who is currently the Athletic Director […]
Cody started job developing in 2016. Cody had expressed great interest in working with cars but told me not to worry too much about it. He was willing to work at other wood facilities that resembled wood products but it was not what really motivated him. We put several applications in at several locations. I […]
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 […]
Rene worked for eight years at Quality Foods in Tacoma, Washington. She moved to McMinnville in 2013 and began working for Fred Meyer in Newberg. Rene just started working her dream job at Petco in McMinnville. She loves working with animals and shopping. She is involved in Special Olympics swimming and enjoys volunteering at Homeward […]
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Pel Montgomery has been an incredible asset to the Bailey Nurseries crew. His work has been recognized by his supervisor as well as other employees at the job site. Sergio, the container foreman, regularly makes comments to his supervisor about how hard Pel works and that he is never distracted […]