Reliable Enterprises helps unify clients and the community.

In many cases this means developing new job opportunities with Lewis County businesses that enhance the quality of the lives of clients, customers, and community.

Founded in 1977, Reliable Enterprises of Lewis County, Washington began by offering basic socialization skills for people coming out of institutions.

Through the years the nonprofit organization has continually adapted and improved its programs to meet growing community needs.

We Make a Positive Difference in our Community.

Considering itself a community service organization rather than an agency that promotes individual programs, Reliable Enterprises believes that everything starts with the individual.

Each person’s maximum potential in the areas of vocational and personal development is considered. Those trained are then placed in competitive employment or group-supported employment.

Today Reliable Enterprises offers Housing Services, New Life Home Supply, SPARC, the Family Support Network, the Infant Toddler Early Intervention Program (InToT), the Parent to Parent program, and Lewis County Head Start.

Additionally, we offer a Payee Program, Individual Supported Employment. Child Health Notes, Adult Disabilities Training-Group Supported Employment. Recreation. We co-sponsor programs with Centralia College and many agencies throughout the Pacific Northwest.

We are excited to announce that Reliable Enterprises/In-Tot Programs have partnered with Rite Aid as an official KidCents Charity! This means more sustainable funding for Reliable Enterprises, In-Tot, and many of the programs supported by Reliable Enterprises!  All funds stay right here in OUR local Lewis County Community!  Click the this link for instructions on how you can help.

It also means that YOU have the ability to help us reach our goals by simply shopping at Rite Aid and rounding up your purchases for our organization, as well as asking your friends and family to participate in the program. Imagine the change that your change can make!

Reliable Administrative Office hours are 8:00AM-5:00PM Monday through Friday.  Here is a link to our schedule of holidays that we will be closed for the year.

Click on this link for a copy of our Employee Absence Request.  You may download and print a copy here.

Reliable Enterprises welcomes the challenges involved in educating, encouraging, and caring for the developmentally and economically disadvantaged citizens of Lewis County.

 

SPARC CENTER IS HAPPENING NOW!

MUCH FUN AND INTERESTING ACTIVITIES TO BE HAD! Come see for yourself! SPARC, Specialized Activities & Recreation in the Community is implementing a two day a week, 3 hours per day program. The vision is to have SPARC Center a place where activities, like life skill classes taught by community peers, art sessions, crafting, WII Games, Karaoke, and lite exercise. FIRST DAY IS MAY 5TH! For more info, call 360-520-6889 and check out the schedule on this website by going to the "Programs" tab, scroll down to "SPARC", and select the " 2015 "SPARC Center Calendar". EVERYONE MUST PRE-REGISTER. BIG THANK YOU TO PEOPLE FIRST, MOLINA HEALTH CARE, AND LEWIS COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES, FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

IN THE NEWS…

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IT'S ALMOST OUR ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY FOR OUR NEW LIFE THRIFT STORES!

Thank You to all of our New Life Shoppers and Donors! Because of YOU we are celebrating! We will have $Sales, $Sales, $Sales and special treats, balloon creations, and fun for everyone. On Friday, May 1, 2015, we are thanking our customers and offering great promotions at our New Life Thrift and Donation Center on the north side of Sunbirds at 1757 N. National Ave in Chehalis. Store Hours are 9AM to 6PM, 7 days a week. 360-748-4214. This store has over 15,000 sq. ft. of retail space for home re-model projects, furniture, vanities, counters, doors, clothing, and much more. Bob, Jennifer, Michael, Carmella, and Eric are happy to accept your donations and provide you with great customer service!
The very next day on Saturday, May 2, the celebration continues to our New Life Thrift and Boutique Store, located at the Goodwill Complex at 515 Harrison Ave in Centralia, 360-736-0575. Come and see our cheerful, fun, staff at this store! IF LOVING JUNK IS WRONG, WE WANT IT TO BE RIGHT! Your tax-deductible donations support the needs of Lewis County's adults and children who are physically, developmentally, or economically disadvantaged. Additionally, donations help develop new job opportunities that enhance the lives of clients, customers, and community. ALL PROCEEDS FROM DONATIONS STAY RIGHT HERE IN OUR LEWIS COUNTY COMMUNITY!

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SHOP AT AMAZON.COM AND RELIABLE WILL GET A DONATION

Next time you decide to shop at Amazon, please use this link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/91-1040643 to access their site. Amazon now has a wonderful program in place that the company will donate $.05% of the purchase price of products to a charitable organization designated by the buyer. This is at no additional cost to you or Reliable.
Amazon seems to think of everything! Thank you Amazon! And thanks to all of you, who think of Reliable next time you are shopping on the Amazon site. We here at Reliable Enteprises really appreciate you!

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PEOPLE FIRST OF WASHINGTON 3RD ANNUAL SW MINI-CONFERENCE

Last year was such a great success! This one day conference will bring chapters from our area together to learn and have fun. Mini workshops may include How to Run a Meeting, Team Building, Leadership Skills, etc. Lunch is included in the registration fee.
DATE; SATURDAY MAY 16, 2015
PLACE: CENTRALIA COLLEGE CAFETERIA @ 220 Rock St. Centralia.
TIME: 10AM-3PM
REGISTRATION: Send Registration Fee of $10 to LEWIS COUNTY PEOPLE FIRST PO BOX 668 CHEHALIS WA 98532 BY APRIL 30, 2015
Contact: Paula Wind 360-880-0672 or lewis.sparc@gmail.com

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CHILDREN'S HEALTH CARE AND DISABILITY ISSUES

Parent to Parent (a Reliable Enterprises Program) and Centralia College co-sponsor guest speakers at our monthly Community Education classes held the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at Centralia College. For a schedule of speakers, see the Parent 2 Parent newsletter or call 360-269-4828 for more information. We also publish Child Health Notes September through May. Child Health Notes provides diagnosis-specific information and resources on current health issues for children with special health care needs. To subscribe to our newsletter or Child Health Notes, send an email to Angela Naillon.