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Work Opportunity Center Receives $10,000 from Westfield Bank Future Fund Grant Program

WESTFIELD — Work Opportunity Center Inc. (WOC) announced that it is the recipient of a $10,000 grant donation from the Westfield Bank Future Fund Grant Program. The funds received from the program will help support the purchase of a new handicapped-accessible van for WOC’s Community Based Day Services (CBDS) program.

The CBDS program of supports enables individuals with developmental disabilities to enrich their lives and enjoy a full range of community activities by providing opportunities for developing, enhancing, and maintaining competency in personal, social, and community activities. Service options for individuals participating in the CBDS program include career exploration, community integration experiences to support fuller participation in community life, skills development and training, volunteer opportunities with local nonprofits, health and fitness classes, socialization experiences, and support to enhance interpersonal skills, as well as the pursuit of personal interests and hobbies.

WOC is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) corporation headquartered in Westfield, funded by contracts with the Department of Developmental Services. The mission of WOC is to assist individuals with developmental disabilities in obtaining employment in the community and to promote social inclusion.