Opportunity for Work and Learning (OWL) is a non-profit organization helping individuals overcome barriers to employment achieving personal and professional growth. Those barriers to employment include physical disabilities, mental illness, intellectual disabilities, and re-entry into the workforce from incarceration or substance abuse recovery centers. OWL offers vocational evaluations, job preparation, workplace essential skills training, job placement and coaching, supported employment, work adjustment and experience, independent living and life skills support, as well as certifications for forklift operation and customer service, and employment in our manufacturing division, the Lexington Manufacturing Center (LMC).
1. The OWL Center supports individuals with job placement by providing comprehensive vocational evaluations, life management classes, basic computer/internet classes, and resume classes.
2. Advancing Capabilities & Enhancing Skills (ACES) assists individuals with developmental and intellectual disabilities to lead a rich and full life by offering assisted community involvement as well as employment and behavioral supports.
3. The Lexington Manufacturing Center (LMC), is a wholly owned subsidiary of OWL. LMC is a for-profit who provides contract manufacturing and warehousing/distributions services self-supported and relies solely on customer sales for revenue. LMC does not receive any government subsidies.
Member Since: 1972