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Virage is a French term for turning things around, and that is the fundamental goal of our program. To impact individuals lives in a positive way so they in turn can do the same. There is so much rich history, culture, and talent in the people of our city, but many never reach their maximum potential. Knowing how to use your strengths in a positive way often has to be taught. Which is why our staff incorporates mentoring, skill building and confidence into each client's program. Bringing back much needed resilience in people and their families.
Virage Community Services helps individuals in the community with mental, physical, and developmental disabilities, as well as former drug addicts, individuals with criminal backgrounds, and high school seniors. Services we offer include finding employment, resources in communities, and individual supports needed.
Our organization helps individuals in the community with training in areas such as resumes, interview skills, and job searches. We also provide life skills training, employment placement services, employment stability services, and on the job training. Our goal is to turn lives around within communities providing resources and guidance, ultimately resulting in individuals reaching their goals. What sets us apart is our knowledge, accuracy, and stabilization. In addition we have a strong sense of customer service. With a policy to never make anyone feel like just another number, or case load. Personalization and getting to know those we work with has gotten us a long way, also always being professional and respectful, means a lot to our customers.
Working together on the services puzzle, allows our agency the opportunity to combat issues that may arise.
With a hands on approach we can build a better program, as well as understand the needs of other programs, while providing service to the community.
"Virage is an amazing organization that not only teaches my son career skills, but gives him the confidence and life skills that he uses everyday in the community. The Jackson family respects their clients' strengths and encourages them to be the best version of themselves."MR
"Since, Sam has been working with your program – he has become more confident, and looks forward to going to work.Sam learned to read some by sight and memory, but once he aged out of School, he didn't try to read or learn new words anymore. Since working with Virage he is now trying to pronounce street names that we pass often, because he has more confidence in his reading with the help of his job coach. He has now even turned on the closed-captioning on his TV. A trick my Niece (a School Teacher) had me try when he was younger, so he could associate the written word with the sound. Sam has started doing that again since working on the mobile crew, so that shows me, he really is trying to learn as much as he can. I am so grateful that I did speak with Neisha Jackson and enrolled him in the Virage Community Service program."Joyce Smith White
"It was such a pleasure to receive services from Virage for my daughter. It was a joy connecting with Mr and Mrs Jackson who were always kind and professional. As her Job Coach, Mr Jackson was patient and very diligent in his efforts to help my daughter find a job that suited her. He hung in there , even while waiting out the tough times with the COVID 19 pandemic. He made her feel confident in her own capabilities and found a job where she is blossoming and growing more independent. Thanks for a great experience!"Mrs. Lynelle Batiste
"Mr. Jackson was an amazing job coach.He helped me so much with getting a job. He supported me in everything and had good results out of it. He never gave up on me and kept trying until we reached our goal. He was the best job coach ever."Kailyn Batiste