The Trellis Center strives to create individualized experiences that combine personal choice and community integration with professional oversight, family involvement and stability. We partner with the individual, their family and other members of their support team to get to know them and design services around activities and goals that are important to them.
At the Trellis Center, we believe that everyone is capable of reaching new heights and thriving in the community. Our services for adults with developmental disabilities focus on personal choice while recognizing the specialized, and often complex, needs of the individuals we serve.
The Self Employment Model
The Trellis Center’s unique model allows adults with developmental disabilities to experience the ultimate rewards and responsibilities of operating an agriculture-related business.
Self Employment for individuals with disabilities represent a customized employment option that involves matching a person’s dreams and talents to economic activity and designing support strategies that promote a successful tenure.
Owners play an active role in their business from decision making, to marketing, networking, and daily operations. The Trellis Center provides assistance with job coaching, accommodations, personal care, interpersonal skills, time management, record keeping and transportation. The Trellis Center emphasizes leadership development when helping business owners, in addition to helping get their products to market.
Entrepreneurs We Support
At the Trellis Center, we are proud to support the following entrepreneurs.
Terravine Growers, which is a small organic farming business, formed by adults with developmental disabilities and their families was launched in 2014. Terravine specializes in producing and selling top-quality organic produce year-round to their CSA members, local restaurants and to community members at the local Farmer’s Market.