Advocacy in Olympia 2017!

We love our annual trip to Olympia to share stories of supported employment with legislators.  This year dozens of clients met with nearly 40 legislators from 18 districts across Western Washington.                 Legislators … Continue reading

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WHY WORK MATTERS

We recently asked a number of our clients why working is important to them. Here’s what we found out: “I want to work so that I can help my family pay bills. I also want to work because I love … Continue reading

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And the winners are…

Every year, Trillium has the distinct pleasure to recognize several fantastic inclusive employers as part of National Disability Employment Awareness Month. These businesses exhibit excellent qualities and we want everyone to know about it! We’ve had various themes from year … Continue reading

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We couldn’t have said it better ourselves!

It’s October! That means National Disability Employment Awareness month is here! It is during this month that we celebrate and congratulate the many individuals that have pursued their personal goals to be employed and earn a wage despite the hurdles … Continue reading

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From stem to flower, this Trillium is growing!

On August 18th we had the great opportunity to hold our biannual All Staff Day! Trilliumites (as we like to call ourselves) from Clark, Kitsap, King and Pierce Counties came together for a fun day of insightful training, engaging discussions … Continue reading

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Unexpected Benefits – Fresh Insight from Business

Trillium facilitated an employer panel as part of the Diversity Conference hosted by Olympic College on June 24th.  The panel included Silver City Brewery’s Head Brewer, Gary Winn, South Kitsap School District’s Superintendent Dr. Reid, Shevy Schmaus of Hangar Clinic, … Continue reading

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Who you gonna call? INCLUSIVE BUSINESSES!

We at Trillium are thrilled to announce a new resource on our website! The tool, cordially called the Inclusive Business Finder, provides information to help locate businesses and organizations who embrace inclusive employment practices with Trillium’s help. Here’s how it works: Select the … Continue reading

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Ding Ding! Local Flavor Ready To Serve

     Trillium is thrilled to welcome our newest Trillium board member, Mark Shaefer.  Mark is the managing partner of Hop Jack’s restaurants and brings over 35 years of experience in the hospitality industry.    Mark has developed a deep working … Continue reading

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From the steps of the Capitol

Employment For All Advocacy Day, March 2nd, was a fantastic experience. Over 40 individuals, both clients and Trillium staff, traveled to Olympia for the day. We met with 20 legislators representing districts in Clark, King, Kitsap and Pierce counties. Students … Continue reading

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Who’s Inclusive?

Supported employment for individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities (IDD) can’t happen without exemplary inclusive employers. What does it mean to be an inclusive employer? It means the organization creates and maintains a workplace environment in which every employee is treated with dignity … Continue reading

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