The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence (www.thearcjslc.org) announced that federal contract custodial staff at the two separate sites were honored with the Commendable Service Award from the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). This distinguished award was presented in recognition of the work done during the pandemic at the Robert C. McEwen Ogdensburg Custom House and Massena Land Port of Entry. These federal contracts employ people with disabilities though the SourceAmerica, AbilityOne Program.
The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence's Transitions Program empowers young people with intellectual and developmental disabilities through self-directed goal setting. Transitions focuses on independent living and community engagement activities.
Supported Employment, Career Connections, and Opportunities provide community based employment service for adults 18 and older with a documented disability. Individuals with disabilities are placed within an industrial/business community setting with the goal of initiating and sustaining paid competitive employment.
Seaway Industries can perform a variety of product assembly and cleaning solutions including: 1. Packaging. 2. General Assembly – assemble products, sort parts, kit assembly, product inspection. 3. Electronic cleaning. 4. Shrink Wrapping Commercial, State, and Federal contracts are available. State Solutions; NYSID Federal Solutions; NISH AbilityOne
The Arc Jefferson - St. Lawrence operates three Fort Drum service contracts. These contracts consist of base-wide custodial services, dining facility attendant services and the management of the Central Issue Facility and are set aside under the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act. St. Lawrence operates two federal AbilityOne janitorial and grounds service contracts. The contracts provide unique vocational training and employment opportunities for persons with disabilities. Our employees interact with soldiers and civilians at Fort Drum on a daily basis. In conjunction with Fort Drum Contracts, Jefferson County also operates a janitorial and grounds keeping contract through the General Services Administration (GSA) at the Wellesley Island Border Station.
Family Support Services provides evening, weekend, and afterschool opportunities for people with developmental disabilities who live with a family member. It is designed to provide recreational opportunities for individuals while giving caregiving family members respite time.