Work Activity Services, also known as PAR Services (Packaging, Assembly, and Rework) offers adults with developmental disabilities the opportunity to earn a paycheck as they learn to perform work-related skills. The program provides full‐day services five days a week that include assessment of work skills, on‐the‐job training and support, on‐site life skills classes, and ongoing case management support. Program participants learn specific job tasks, as well as appropriate work habits and social skills, while fulfilling contract work secured from government agencies and community employers.
PAR offers a structured environment where participants receive training and support in jobs that match their particular skill level. Some work on assembling file folders and product packaging as part of government or business contracts. Others develop proficiency using shrink-wrapping and heat-sealing equipment. And some work on an ECF business initiative where clients produce stretch canvases ranging in size up to 8 feet by 12 feet for sale at art supply stores and to individual artists across the county.
With the support of an ECF supervisor, participants learn the importance of on-time arrival, appropriate and professional workplace behavior, the relationship between productivity and earnings, and how to problem-solve through situations that can occur in a traditional workplace environment. The outcome for program participants is a sense of achievement and pride as contributing members of the community.
ECF’s PAR Services takes great pride in offering high quality and competitively priced packaging, assembly and fulfillment services to the local and regional business community. A professional team of ECF staff can work with local business reps to develop custom job specs and competitive bids to meet many business needs.
PAR Business Clients Include:
- Assemblies Unlimited
- Culver City Chamber of Commerce
- Gary Mandel Promotional Products
- Kleen Kraft
- LH Dottie
- Macrolife Naturals
- Stone Candle Company
- Surfas Restaurant Supply
- West Basin Water District
- The General Services Association of the Federal Government
8707 Sorenson Avenue
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
8740 Washington Boulevard
Culver City, CA 90232