ABOUT

ABILITYWORKS OF OKLAHOMA is committed to empowering lives.


“Our mission at AbilityWorks of Oklahoma, Inc. is to empower individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to reach their potential by teaching daily living and employment skills, promoting independence and meaningful lives.”

AbilityWorks of Oklahoma is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that provides residential and vocational programs for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities

AbilityWorks’ programs are funded by the Oklahoma Human Services/Developmental Disabilities Services.
You can apply directly for funding and services at this website
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2024

2019

 

“Come Cruise with AWO”

Please join us for our annual fundraiser event!

September 6, 2024, 6:30pm
Hillcrest Country Club

Purchase Tickets

For questions regarding the fundraiser, please contact Becky Ingram at 918.907.0363.

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Our professional management team works together with all employees to enhance the quality of life of the individuals we support.

ABILITY ASSESSMENT

AbilityWorks engages each associate to assess their strengths, skills and aptitude.  We believe in empowerment for all.

HOUSING OPTIONS

Our goal is to ensure each resident is an active member of the community, regardless of their choice of residential program.

 WORK FORCE DEVELOPMENT

AbilityWorks offers a Thrift Store as well as Shredding and Recycling services that support both our community and clients.

LET’S GET TO WORK

WE ENABLE CLIENTS TO CONTRIBUTE AND BUILD SELF ESTEEM


We offer a variety of In-House and Community coordinated job opportunities specifically designed to draw out our clients strength and create a sense of accomplishment and community involvement. Any profit from these jobs is used to fund our programs. 

JOB COACH: Job Coaches provide training and guidance for individuals in our employment program.  They are responsible for modeling and training the job tasks required and involve the individual as much as possible in completing the needed or required tasks.  Many times, job tasks require a group of individuals and a Job Coach to complete.

COMMUNITY-INTEGRATED EMPLOYMENT: Often referred to as CIE, this employment type is very similar to Job Coaching services.

RECYCLING PROGRAM: Our facility houses four bailers; with this equipment, we recycle cardboard, paper, and clothing. Our bales are sold to companies that use the materials for other purposes.  This program provides jobs for seven individuals with the assistance of a Job Coach. For any additional questions, please call 918-336-5928 x 109.

SHRED PROGRAM: Our shred program offers a community service in destruction of paper records and the ability of recycling.  Many private companies and community citizens utilize our shred service for a competitive fee.  This program also provides jobs for 5 individuals with the assistance of a Job Coach. For any additional questions, please call 918-336-5928 x 123.

THRIFT STORE: Our Thrift Store is well known in the Bartlesville community and has existed since the 1950’s when a group of parents used the revenues generated to start our organization.  It provides jobs for 29 individuals and 9 Job Coaches.  Our Thrift Store provides an environment that allows many different opportunities for individuals to learn job skills.  Our intake department is responsible for receiving community donations, we have a large box truck that makes scheduled donation pickups in the community and we process all donations by sorting, pricing and preparing them for store sale.  All profits from the Thrift Store are reinvested into our programs. If you would like to schedule a pick up, please call 918.907.0260.

COMPETITIVE EMPLOYMENT:  Our Job Coaches also identify ideal jobs for some of our individuals at other community businesses.  If an individual we serve is hired by a community employer, the Job Coach will remain on the job with the individual until the individual can complete all job tasks independently.  This type of placement is considered competitive employment. If you are interested in hiring one of our individuals to work for your business, please call us and we will be happy to discuss.

SHINING HONOR PROJECT: Enriching the lives of those with developmental challenges while honoring our nation’s Veterans.

THIS IS LIVING

AbilityWorks provides residential services designed to foster community, individual growth and personal safety.


 

GROUP HOMES


AbilityWorks Residential Service

We currently operate three group homes.  Each resident has their own room; there is a large living room and dining room in each home.  Each group home is assigned a van that can transport all the residents into the community for shopping, work and recreation events.  Staff support is always provided.

SUPPORTED LIVING


AbilityWorks Residential Service

Members of the Hissom Class reside in their own homes with staff.  They participate in community events, employment and recreation/leisure activities.

ASSISTED LIVING


AbilityWorks Residential Service

Individuals reside in their own homes with minimal assistance.  Support is provided on
an as-needed basis.

IN-HOME SUPPORT


AbilityWorks Residential Service

The individual served resides in their family home; we provide staff for support as requested and outlined in their Individual Plan.

ADULT COMPANION PROGRAM


AbilityWorks Residential Service

The individual served is supported by an approved adult companion in the companion’s home. The Adult Companion is offered respite time off, which is provided by AbilityWorks.

 

JACQUELYN HOUSE


AbilityWorks Residential Service

Jacquelyn House is an Intermediate Care Facility for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID). This facility supports 8 residents; each person has their own room and the home is equipped with a large living and dining area.  All staff are licensed: Certified Nurse Aide (CNA), Certified Medication Aide (CMA) or Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).  The home is supervised by a Registered Nurse (RN) and a Licensed Administrator.  The home is governed by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

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Want to know more about our Board of Directors, job opportunities, how to volunteer or any of the
services we provide? Just see our contact page below. We're happy to hear from you.

CONTACT

Please contact us for additional information.

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501 S Virginia Ave
Bartlesville, OK  74003
United States

ringram@abilityworksok.org

+1 (918) 336-5928

THRIFT STORE:

+1 918.907.0260

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