• History – 50+ year history of providing vocational, rehabilitation and employment opportunities to persons with significant disabilities.
  • 2011 Awarded the NISH Performance in Hiring Veterans with Disabilities – Presented at the NISH Annual Conference in Indianapolis, IN.
  • 2004 – 40th Anniversary of empowering persons through employment.
  • River Valley Products produced and shipped 14 million pounds of powdered milk for the Iraqi people and other humanitarian causes.Inaugurated a Therapeutic Recreational Program.
  • 2002 – River Valley Products, CW’s dry food packaging facility, opened at 140 Production Ct., New Britain. USDA Dairy 3A certified.
  • 1999 – CW took on a new venture serving the employment needs of residents at Southbury Training School.
  • 1995 – CW headquarters moved to its present headquarters building at 200 Myrtle Street, New Britain. The following programs were expanded due to the relocation:
    • The Food Service program was relocated in New Britain to our new 6,000 square foot food preparation facility
    • The Connecticut Enterprise Center (CEC) began leasing space to small and start-up businesses.
  • 1994 – CW Resources and The Connecticut Enterprise Center, a small business incubator program, were created to be its two nonprofit companies and CW Enterprises, a for-profit affiliate, to help support CW’s mission.
  • 1994 – Constructive Workshop changed its name to CW Resources.
  • 1994 – Establish Supported Living Services for individuals needing assistance living independently in the community.
  • 1988 – CW began providing DSO, adult day treatment services.
  • 1976 – Established a Food Service Program preparing Congregate and Meals on Wheels.
  • 1964 – Constructive Workshop, Inc. was incorporated and had its first facility – a Quonset Hut type structure on Slater Road in New Britain. Persons with disabilities performed assembly, packaging, salvaging, sorting, mailing and other light industrial activities. Evaluations, counseling and job placement services were also offered.
  • 1957 – A group of New Britain area residents began collaborating to create a vocational rehabilitation agency providing real work for local persons with disabilities.

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