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Integrated Resources Inc. Receives State Award

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Integrated Resources Inc.

Receives State Award

Integrated Resources Inc. of Maben WV earned the 2012-2013 Outstanding Rehabilitation Small facility Award. The award was given from the West Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (WVARF) at their annual banquet and awards ceremony at the Embassy Suites in Charleston WV.

Integrated Resources Inc. was founded in 1966 as the House of Wonder with only a few clients and employees. Now Integrated Resources Inc. employs over 400 people serving clients, businesses and state and federal agencies statewide.  Integrated Resources Inc. has served the intellectually and/or physically challenged in Wyoming County since 1966. Over the course of forty-seven years, the facility that began as a one room elementary school in the early 1900s has been rebuilt into an administrative office building which also houses an early head start center, a woodworking facility complete with a show room and a dry kiln and a new behavioral health and rehabilitation facility.

Integrated Resources became a premier service provider throughout the state of West Virginia providing products and services in the following areas:  Aged and Disabled Medicaid Waiver In-Home Care; Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (IDD) Members under the Medicaid Waiver Program; furniture restoration and wood working;  temporary employment and leased employment services; commercial and residential mowing and custodial services;  vocational services in conjunction with the WV Department of Rehabilitation (WVDRS); bridge monitoring services for the WV Dept. of Transportation.

In the summer of 2013, Integrated Resources Inc. also opened a new comprehensive community support program at Rt 54 in Maben and will soon open one on Rt 971 in Clear Fork WV which will provide behavioral health and rehabilitation services to people with severe and persistent mental illness. Examples of skills training/maintenance include: personal hygiene, interpersonal skills, communication, meal preparation, etc.

Could you, a friend or family member benefit from one of our services? Would you like more information about a product, service or program? Stop by our facility on Rt54 in Maben or call 304-294-5610.

Pictured with the award are workshop members: (front) Elisha Sizemore, Carl McKinney, Mariah Lester, Stephanie Mullins, Steven (Possum) Simmons, Terry Marcum. (middle) Edward Maynard, Steven Clabaugh, Jonathan Riffe, Donnie Simmons, Jerry Tolliver. (back) Shop supervisor Dave Lane.

BSA Jamboree

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West Virginia’s Second Largest City

Sends Troops to Integrated Resources

Imagine 50,000 Scouts, Venturers, volunteers, and staff from all over the country, all gathered together for one big celebration of Scouting. Held once every four years, the National Jamboree is a chance to camp out with friends, meet new friends, try high-adventure activities, learn new skills, and enjoy the outdoors. Over 10 days, there are exhibits, stadium shows with entertainment and opportunities to work on merit badges — There is something for everybody.

Close to 50,000 people lodged at the Summit Bechtel Reserve in Fayette County during the July 15th through the 24th time period, making it the second largest “city” in West Virginia.

Among the hundreds of projects throughout southern WV which ranged from building trails to cleaning  streams and rivers, Integrated Resources Inc. was also a beneficiary of the good deeds and services that the Boy Scouts of America are historically noted for.  Integrated Resources Inc. who’s specialty is providing community services, found itself on the receiving end of possibly the largest community service project of its kind in the country.

Troop F303 primarily of the Florida/Georgia areas along with Venture Scouts, brought plenty of energy to help with various projects at IRI’s Maben complex.  A newly built Comprehensive Community Support Program building that will open its doors in the very near future, needed that finishing touch. That touch was provided form of landscaping. The Scouts showed their determination and stamina by taking on projects in which they had no prior experience and completing it with stunning results. They also pitched in to dig out and construct a badly needed retaining wall to protect property around the House of Wonder workshop as well as lending a hand in general cleaning and grounds maintenance.

The management and staff at Integrated Resources Inc. are not only grateful for the services that the Scouts provided, but are also honored to have met and worked with some of the finest young people in the country.

 

Jerry Tolliver WVARF Employee of the Year

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he West Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (WVARF) in Charleston WV has chosen Integrated Resources employee Jerry Tolliver as their State Use Employee of the year for 2012. WVARF acts as the liaison between the state Community Rehabilitation Programs (CRP) and the West Virginia State Government. The State Use Program allows CRPs such as Integrated Resources Inc. to provide products and services to state agencies. This in turn helps provide employment for people with disabilities.
Jerry Tolliver is a lifelong resident of Wyoming County, West Virginia. He spent most of his childhood and young adulthood in Maben, West Virginia. He attended school in Mullens, West Virginia until he started work at the House of Wonder Shelter Workshop in 1970. He worked at the Workshop alongside the founder of the Sheltered Workshop, Ms. Elizabeth Williams. With Ms.Williams’s encouragement, Jerry left the sheltered Workshop in 1977 and returned to Mullens High School where he graduated with the Class of 1978. After graduation, Jerry worked doing odd jobs for members of his community such as mowing grass, repairing and general maintenance on cars and simple around the home repairs.
In the summer of 2009, Jerry was hired as a member of the mowing crew on both State Use and Private Contracts at Integrated Recourses, Inc. and in January of 2010 he returned as a participant of the House of Wonder Sheltered Workshop. In his time with Integrated Recourses, Inc. and House of Wonder Shelter Workshop, Jerry has been a model employee and an active member of the community. Jerry always offers to help anyone he feels is in need of some assistance and constantly looking for ways to help others. Jerry is revered by his fellow participants and supervisors in the Workshop for his personality, dedication, enthusiasm and geniality.
Jerry works diligently at any task assigned to him. At Integrated Resources, Inc. Jerry is a jack of all trades: he can operate almost all of the machinery in the Workshop, make handmade crafts, mow grass, and assist in the managing the maintenance of the fleet vehicles and lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Jerry serves two of our state use contracts. He works the river access on the mowing crew and is a custodian at the WVDRS.
Jerry now resides in Mullens where he moved after the death of his parents to assist his sister with everyday living. Jerry is an independent, reliable, giving, upstanding asset to his community and our family here at Integrated Resources, Inc.

IRI Hires Mischelle Williams

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Integrated Resources Inc.
Welcomes Mischelle Williams

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]ntegrated Resources Inc. of Maben WV takes great pride in welcoming Mischelle Williams to its staff. Ms. Williams joined IRI as the new Human Resources Director in November 2012.
Ms. Williams was born and raised in Southern WV. She graduated from Clay Co. High School and attended WVU Institute of Technology where she obtained a B.S. Degree in Health Care Administration. During her eight years of employment with the WV Department of Health and Human Resources as a licensed social worker, Mischelle attended Marshall University Graduate School where she earned her MS in Industrial Employee Relations.
Mischelle comes to Integrated Resources Inc. from Raleigh General Hospital, where she held the position of Recruitment Manager for seven years.

 

Earl D. Smith Wins WVARF Award

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[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he West Virginia Association of Rehabilitation Facilities (WVARF) in Charleston WV has chosen Integrated Resources Executive Director Earl D. Smith to receive the honors of the State Use Q.J. Humphreys Distinguished Career Award for 2012. WVARF acts as the liaison between Community Rehabilitation Programs (CRPs) and the West Virginia State Government. The State Use Program allows CRPs such as Integrated Resources Inc. to provide products and services to state agencies. This in turn helps provide employment for people with disabilities.
For 30 years Earl Smith has been the Executive Director of Integrated Resources Inc. Integrated Resources Inc. has served the intellectually and/or physically challenged in Wyoming County since 1966. Integrated Resources Inc. was founded in 1966 as the House of Wonder by Elizabeth Williams.
Under the vision, guidance and innovation of Mr. Smith, Integrated Resources became a premier service provider throughout the state of West Virginia. He implemented policies and instituted programs designed not only to generate income for the center, but also to employ more people with disabilities than ever before. Under his leadership Integrated Resources Inc. participated in the state use program, providing custodial services and products throughout the state. Integrated Resources also operates a fully functioning woodworking shop that not only produces wood crafts, but also high quality kitchen cabinetry and elaborate entertainment systems.
For many years Integrated Resources has manufactured and sold products throughout West Virginia and in markets as far away as Asheville, North Carolina. For the past 10 years the participants at Integrated Resources Inc. have supplied Magic Mart Department Stores with approximately 30,000 tomato stakes annually in twenty-five stores across four states! They have also supplied another 3,500 tomato stakes to local hardware stores. The workshop recently completed a project for the Norfolk Southern Railroad by replacing old metal lockers with new cabinet grade wooden lockers.
Integrated Resources also provides services in the following areas: to Aged and Disabled and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Members under the Medicaid Waiver Program; temporary employment and leased employment services; commercial and residential mowing services and vocational services in conjunction with the WV Department of Rehabilitation. Recently, IRI secured a grant to build a new facility and provide comprehensive community support services to people in Wyoming County.
Earl is an innovator and methodical thinker. His desire to save a badly needed institution from certain closure to a thriving integral part of the Wyoming County community makes Earl unique. While many would have walked away from that challenge, Earl focused on saving the workshop and providing employment for people with disabilities. From an organization that started with a dozen workshop participants and a couple of staff, Integrated Resources now employs approximately three hundred people state wide.
The vision of Elizabeth Williams was “do something nice for someone before you die”. Earl carries that vision as the objectives of Integrated Resources Inc; to assess the needs of individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities and provide them with appropriate vocational training. Integrated Resources Inc. strives to seek out and develop new products and new markets in which to showcase the talents of workshop participants and to continually train new skills. The woodworking program enriches the lives of these individuals by helping them to escalate their self-worth and self-esteem. Earl’s dedication assures that these individuals have the opportunity to become productive integrated members of society.