What We Do

Our programs provide education, independence, employment and pride of accomplishment. 

Summer Street is a person-centered organization and it’s reflected in everything we do. People have the opportunity to volunteer or work in the community; to learn life skills and explore personal interests; or to work and train in our social enterprises or employment program.

As needs and interests change clients may be involved in any of our spectrum of services including: vocational, personal development, wellness, literacy, and employment. In-house social enterprises include catering and events, trophies, awards & corporate gifts, shredding and mail services.

You will see that we interchange the words "employee", "client" and "trainee" throughout the site. Because we provide services based on a individual's interests, sometimes the same person is our client, sometimes our trainee and sometimes our employee. 

 

Spectrum of Services

Vocational Services

Facility based programs that offer a variety of individualized training opportunities in work skills as well as the work related interpersonal skills, habits and attitudes required to be successful in any work setting.

 

Personal Development Services

Facility based programs that offer a variety of individualized training opportunities to maximize personal potential focusing on the development of competencies in areas such as communications, personal development, functional academics, problem solving and health and safety.

 

Employment Services

Programs that offer workplace education and job development that result in employment.

 

Wellness Services

Facility & non-facility based activities that build self esteem, fitness and promote a healthy lifestyle.

 

Literacy

Facility & non-facility based programs that are designed to improve literacy and employment skills.