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Table of Contents

Employee Development & Job Training

Human Resource Management

Apprenticeships

Leadership Development

Research, Technology, & Industrial Outreach

Economic Development & Strategic Partners

Adult Education

Literary Resources/ESL

Non-Profit Education, Training, & Rehabilitation

State & Private Colleges & Universities

Other Programs & Workshops

A. Employee Assistance Programs

B. Vocational Rehabilitation

C. Immigration/Resettlement

D. Offender Reentry Programs

E. Welfare & Supportive Services

F. Career Path Development

 

Employee Development & Job Training

Blue Ridge Community College- Workforce Services & Continuing Education
P. O. Box 80 One College Lane
Weyers Cave, VA 24486
(540) 453-2215 
Website


Blue Ridge Community College offers credit and non-credit opportunities for workforce development and training. Associate degrees, diplomas and certificates in credit programs are offers in program areas such as business, information technology, nursing, accounting, and advanced manufacturing.

The Workforce Training department offers non-credit professional and personal interest courses, licensure and certification preparation, and training and business services. They provide custom training to help identify needs, deliver training, and assess results. BRCC Career Readiness Certificates give employers a uniform measure of a job applicant’s workplace skills.  The College provides courses to prepare individuals for the assessments, as well as offering the assessments. BRCC also offers the Work Keys system (licensed by ACT) to close the gap between workers’ skill levels and workplace skill demands. Work Keys is a national workplace skills analysis system that helps employers hire, train, and retain a skilled workforce.


Massanutten Technical Center
325 Pleasant Valley Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 434-5961 
Website

Massanutten Technical Center is a career and technical school that offers 19 different Career Programs for high school students in Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County. 

MTC also offers one of the largest Adult and Continuing Education programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia. MTC can meet workplace training needs from adult basic education to the technical skills employers need for the 21st Century workforce. The Adult and Continuing Education Department at MTC covers a broad range of adult training options.


American National University
1515 Country Club Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 432-0943
Website

American National College offers Diploma Programs, Associate degrees, and Bachelor’s degrees. Areas of career-oriented specialization for Associate and Bachelor’s degrees include: Business, information technology, medical, radio and television, accounting, administrative office, computers, paralegal, tourism. 

There are also 14 Diploma Programs, ranging from Accounting Office Assistant to Pharmacy Technician.

JMU Outreach & Engagement
JMU Ice House
127 W. Bruce St, 3rd Floor
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
540-568-4253
Website

James Madison University Outreach & Engagement provides professional development opportunities for working adults. We offer learning opportunities face-to-face and online, including Project Management, Operations Management, Certified Financial Planner, and Medical Administrative Assistant. Corporate and customized training is also available for organizations that seek professional educational opportunities as a catalyst for success.

Virginia Employment Commission
Valley Workforce Center
160 N. Mason Street
Harrisonburg, VA, 22802
Phone: (540) 830-4993

Staff at Valley Workforce Center provides job search assistance to individuals, and recruiting and referral services to employers. Services available to workers include job referral and placement, referral to training, and job search skill building activities. The staff can assist employers by screening and referring applicants for job vacancies, providing critical labor market information for business and economic planning.

Human Resource Management

Shenandoah Valley Society for Human Resource Management (SVSHRM)

P.O. Box 1892

Harrisonburg, VA 22801

(540) 828-5393

Website

The Shenandoah Valley Society for Human Resource Management (SVSHRM) is the voice of the HR profession serving Rockingham, Augusta, Page, and Shenandoah Counties in Virginia. Our mission is to be the locally recognized authority whose voice is heard on the most pressing people management issues of the day—now and in the future.  We are a 100% volunteer board that takes a stretegic approach to advance and serve the HR Practitioner.

Valley OJT – On-The-Job-Training
Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board
217 South Liberty Street, Suite 203
Harrisonburg, VA, 22801
Employees contact: (540) 442-7134 X 111 (Vanessa Robison)
Businesses contact:  Debby Hopkins, Valley OJT Program Director (dhopkins@valleyworkforce.com)

Registered Apprenticeship programs provide structured, on-the-job learning in traditional industries such as construction and manufacturing, as well as new emerging industries such as health care, information technology, energy, telecommunications and more. Registered Apprenticeship program qualifications and requirements vary and registered apprentices must be sponsored through their employer.  For more information contact Valley OJT.

Apprenticeships

Massanutten Technical Center
325 Pleasant Valley Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 434-5961 
Website

MTC offers broad range of apprenticeship opportunities for high school students and adults, allowing them to prepare for a skilled occupation through supervised training on the job (OJT) with related classroom instruction. Contact MTC for more information on how to apply for an apprenticeship.

 


The Virginia Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI)
13 South Thirteenth Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
(804) 225-4362
Website

The VA DOLI provides a list of apprenticeships available in the area. Registered Apprenticeship is a structured training program that combines on-the-job training and related technical instruction to train employees in occupations that demand a high level of skill. Occupations in construction, manufacturing, and the service industries utilize apprenticeship readily-both in the private and public sectors.

 

Leadership Development

Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce Community Leadership Program
800 Country Club Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 434-3862 
Website

The Community Leadership Program is designed to expose current and aspiring leaders to the many different aspects of Harrisonburg and Rockingham County; educating them about the community’s past, present and future, including our strengths  and opportunities that will help us build a better tomorrow. This program has been a great way to make contacts with professionals in our area, and is an exceptional resource for building community awareness and enhancing team leadership skills.


James Madison University School of Leadership Studies
JMU, Eastover House, MSC 1505
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
(540) 568-7020 
Website

James Madison University offers an innovative doctor of philosophy program in Strategic Leadership Studies with specialty concentrations in:  (1) Educational (K-12) Leadership, (2) Nonprofit and Community Leadership, and (3) Higher Education. This program emphasizes business principles, accountability, and leadership theory and applications.  Applicants must satisfy the requirements for the Graduate School.

 

Research, Technology, & Industrial Outreach

James Madison University College of Integrated Science and Technology
JMU, 800 S. Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
(540) 540-568-6211 
Website

JMU ISAT is now JMU College of Integrated Science and Engineering and ISAT is a department under this new college.  Here is the web site for an update   http://www.jmu.edu/cise/academics/undergraduate/index.shtml

Economic Development & Strategic Partners

City of Harrisonburg, Economic Development Department
City Municipal Building 345 S Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 432-7736
Website

Harrisonburg’s Department of Economic Development serves as an active partner for businesses in the city, providing incentives and resources for start-ups, small businesses, and large corporations alike. They also help business owners determine the best financing options and programs for their companies.


Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce
800 Country Club Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 434-3862 
Website

The Harrisonburg-Rockingham Chamber of Commerce offers tools to help businesses succeed and grow through leadership, advocacy, networking, and promotion. Contact the Chamber for more information on membership, business assistance, and other information.


Rockingham County Office of Economic Development & Tourism
20 East Gay Street Harrisonburg, VA  22802
(540) 564-3011
Website

The mission of Rockingham’s Office of Economic Development & Tourism is to provide prompt and essential assistance to the developers and citizens of Rockingham County in order to maintain the character and integrity of neighborhoods, to promote excellence of commercial and residential development, and to encourage the most harmonious development and use of land.


Shenandoah Valley Partnership
P.O. Box 2241
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 568-3100 
Website

The Shenandoah Valley Partnership is a public/private partnership providing marketing and business assistance for the Shenandoah Valley region. Through regional cooperation the SVP brings together business, government, and education leaders to promote new investment, strengthen existing business, and guide labor force development to ensure a healthy economic future for the region. Contact Carrie Chenery at the SVP for more information.


Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board

217 S Liberty Street, Suite 203
Harrisonburg, VA  22801
(540) 442-7134
www.valleyworkforce.com

 

The Shenandoah Valley Workforce Development Board (SVWDB) provides oversight and administration of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) in the Shenandoah Valley. WIOA guides the delivery of workforce development programs for adults, dislocated workers and youth with the intent of establishing and maintaining an effective network of resources for businesses, workers and career seekers. The SVWDB acts as a catalyst to provide seamless services among various workforce programs and provides community leadership around workforce issues.  Contact Sharon Johnson.

 

Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity
1220 Bank Street 3rd Floor South
Richmond, VA 23219
(804) 921-0002 
Website

The mission of the Virginia Department of Business Assistance is to deliver economic development programs and services that help create new jobs, retain existing jobs, spur new investment, and encourage new business formation.

The Virginia Jobs Investment Program is one of Virginia’s most actively used economic development incentives, encouraging the expansion of existing Virginia businesses and start-up of new business operations in Virginia. It specifically addresses the top concerns of existing businesses and economic development prospects – finding and developing a skilled workforce. VJIP also provides assistance with workforce-related challenges and organizational development workshops. Contact Debbie Melvin at VDBA for more information.


Virginia Employment Commission
703 East Main St.
Richmond, VA 23219
(804)786-1485 
Website

The VEC provides employer and job-seeker services, unemployment benefits and labor market information. More information on employer services can be found on the website listed above.


Virginia Economic Development Partnership
901 East Byrd Street, P.O. Box 798
Richmond, VA 23218-0798
(804) 545-5700 
Website


The Virginia Economic Development Partnership was created to better serve those seeking a prime business location and increased trade opportunities and, therefore, to foster increased expansion of the Commonwealth’s economy. The Partnership consists of several divisions whose combined expertise provides the resources needed to make the most informed location decision with the least amount of time and effort. The Partnership provides a variety of services to assist with the selection process.

 

Adult Education

Blue Ridge Community College- Workforce Services & Continuing Education
P. O. Box 80 One College Lane
Weyers Cave, VA 24486
(540) 453-2215 
Website

Blue Ridge Community College offers credit and non-credit opportunities for workforce development and training. Associate degrees, diplomas and certificates in credit programs are offers in program areas such as business, information technology, nursing, accounting, and advanced manufacturing.

The Workforce Training department offers non-credit professional and personal interest courses, licensure and certification preparation, and training and business services. They provide custom training to help identify needs, deliver training, and assess results. BRCC Career Readiness Certificates give employers a uniform measure of a job applicant’s workplace skills.  The College provides courses to prepare individuals for the assessments, as well as offering the assessments. BRCC also offers the Work Keys system (licensed by ACT) to close the gap between workers’ skill levels and workplace skill demands. Work Keys is a national workplace skills analysis system that helps employers hire, train, and retain a skilled workforce.


Eastern Mennonite University- Adult Degree Completion Program
1200 Park Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 432-4983 
Website

The ADCP at EMU allows adults who have not finished their college degree to complete the requirements necessary for graduation in a more convenient way. Students attend class one night a week and study in small groups with other working adults, and can  complete the program in 16 months. To qualify for this program, the individual must be at least 25 years or older and have completed 60 semester hours of college.  Majors are offered in Management and Nursing.


James Madison University Outreach & Engagement
JMU Ice House
127 W. Bruce St, 3rd Floor
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
(540) 568-4253 
Website

The Adult Degree Program at JMU provides adults over 23 years old with the opportunity to continue their education in a program that addresses individualized needs, goals, and time schedules. JMU faculty members help each student create a program that incorporates a professional core concentration of at least 30 credit hours and includes all the elements necessary to earn a bachelor’s degree.  

In addition, the General Education Requirements for students in the Adult Degree Program are more flexible than those of traditional students. Students typically follow their individual paths to work toward a Bachelor of
Individualized Study (BIS) degree. Students also have the option of pursuing Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of
Science degrees.

Mary Baldwin University
P.O. Box 1500
Staunton, VA 24402
(800) 468-2262 
Website

The Adult Degree Program at MBC allows students to earn a degree, teach, get certified, or simply take a course for personal enrichment or advancement. Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Social Work degrees are offered in over 50 subject areas. Students can also obtain post-baccalaureate teacher licensure or earn re-certification, alternative licensure, or teacher endorsements.

Certification programs are offered in American Studies, Business Management, Entrepreneurship, Health Care Management, Human Resource Management, Leadership Studies, Long Term Care Administration, and Marketing Communication.


Massanutten Technical Center
325 Pleasant Valley Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 434-5961 
Website

Massanutten Technical Center is a career and technical school, offering 19 different Career Programs for high school students in Harrisonburg City and Rockingham County.  MTC also offers one of the largest Adult and Continuing Education programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia. MTC can meet workplace training needs from adult basic education to the technical skills employers need for the 21st Century workforce.

The Adult and Continuing Education Department at MTC covers a broad range of adult training options.  This includes courses in the trade and industrial areas, nursing, dental, cosmetology, business, and computer technology. They provide more than 75 courses that train over 1,500 adults annually.

American National University
1515 Country Club Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 432-0943 
Website

National College offers Diploma Programs, Associate degrees, and Bachelor’s degrees that are often more convenient and accessible for Adult students.  Areas of specialization for Associate and Bachelor’s degrees include: Business, information technology, medical, radio and television, accounting, administrative office, computers, paralegal, and tourism.

There are also 14 Diploma Programs, ranging from Accounting Office Assistant to Pharmacy Technician.  More information about these programs can be found online.

 

Literary Resources/ESL

James Madison University Learning, Technology & Leadership Education
JMU, Memorial Hall Room 7345
(540) 568-8774
Website

The LTLE Department at JMU offers an initial PK-12 ESL Licensure program in Teaching English as a Second Language. Additionally, the Career Development Academy, an adult learning center, provides ESL classes for adults seeking to enhance their workplace language skills.


Massanutten Regional Library
174 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 434-4475 
Website

Massanutten Regional Library is a library system that serves over 140,000 residents in Harrisonburg, Page County and Rockingham County, Virginia. The library system consists of seven branches in Bridgewater, Broadway, Elkton, Grottoes, Harrisonburg, Luray, and Shenandoah.  MRL provides a wide variety of resources including books, magazines, and free online databases, as well as educational programs for children and adults.


Skyline Literacy
160 N Mason Street
Harrisonburg, VA 2280
(540) 433-0505 
Website

Skyline Literacy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting learning and literacy throughout the Shenandoah Valley. The organization offers a variety of programs for adults 18 and older including Basic Literacy, English Language Learners, Citizenship Preparation, and Independent Study. The Basic Literacy program helps learners who read at first through fifth-grade reading levels to improve their reading and writing through one-on-one tutoring with English speakers.

For English Language Learners, trained volunteer tutors meet with learners in one-on-one sessions, small-group ELL instruction and large-group ELL instruction.  Most of these group sessions are offered at different satellite sites throughout the community. Twenty-hour Citizenship Preparation classes are offered to ELL learners who are eligible to become citizens. Tutors use materials from the United States Citizenship Immigration and Citizenship Service (USCIS).

 

Non-Profit Education, Training, & Rehabilitation

Big Brothers Big Sisters
P.O. Box 81
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 433-8886 
Website

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a program that pairs mentors with children in the hope of forming positive bonds that impact the child’s life. They make a positive, measurable difference in the lives of children by promoting self-esteem, expanding awareness of life’s opportunities, and providing education, guidance, and support through professionally-supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships.


Boys & Girls Club of Harrisonburg-Rockingham County
P.O. Box 1223
Harrisonburg, VA 22803
(540) 434-6060 
Website

Boys & Girls Club of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County provides after school programs for children in grades K-12.  They have centers throughout their service area, to inspire and enable young people to realize their full potential as productive, responsible and caring citizens and leaders. Their staff and volunteers provide children an educational enhancement, a sense of belonging, a sense of usefulness, a sense of power or influence and a sense of competence.


Friendship Industries
801 Friendship Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 434-9586 
Website

Friendship Industries develops and maintains employment and training opportunities for persons with disabilities in integrated work environments. They work cooperatively as a team to achieve excellence for their organizational purpose.


Goodwill Industries of the Valleys- Workforce Development Services
1909A East Market St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 434-2513 
Website

Goodwill Industries of the Valleys is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people with disabilities and disadvantages overcome barriers to employment. They provide workforce development programs that empower people to achieve and sustain a level of independence to participate more fully in life.


Gemeinschaft Home
1423 Mt. Clinton Pike
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 434-1690 
Website

Gemeinschaft Home provides community-oriented programs and supervision for individuals in transition from prison to free society. Their goal is to return responsible, law-abiding residents to their communities. Their treatment philosophy, based on the Therapeutic Community model (TC), includes substance abuse recovery and relapse prevention, family systems and relational counseling, time and financial management, and anger control. TC is rooted in mutual self-help, work as education and therapy, and peers as role models.


Harrisonburg Education Foundation
317 South Main Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 434-9916 
Website

Harrisonburg Education Foundation is a resource for citizens, businesses, and estate representatives who wish to provide gifts to Harrisonburg City Public Schools. HEF awards grants for programs and recognizes excellent teachers, provides scholarships for graduating students, and supports enrichment opportunities for teachers and administrators. They also maintain a teacher supply depot, available to all employees.


Kingsway Prison & Family Outreach
30 Baxter Drive Suite 110
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 433-5658 
Website

Kingsway is a service ministry reaching out in Christian Love to inmates, ex-offenders, and their families. They also provide training for individuals who work with inmates or ex-offenders.


Our Community Place
17 East Johnson Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 442-7727 
Website

Our Community Place is an organization that brings together individuals from all walks of life to share ideas and resources. The organization seek to accommodate, foster, and provide activities and programs related to personal growth and community well being. They provide a resource, educate, and empower individuals toward self-sufficiency and nurture a community that appreciates diversity.


Shenandoah Valley Economic Education
JMU Center for Economic Education, MSC 5503
Harrisonburg, VA 22807
(540) 568-3244 
Website

The Shenandoah Valley Economic Education works in partnership with businesses and individuals and area schools to broaden the knowledge of economics. They promote  teaching about economics and the free enterprise system in the central Shenandoah Valley. SVEE   provides resources to teach students K-12 how the elements of free enterprise and the American economic system function. They provide the driving force for training teachers and assisting with the classroom experience through their teacher consultant program.


Skyline Literacy
160 N Mason Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 433-0505 
Website

Skyline Literacy is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting learning and literacy throughout the Shenandoah Valley. The organization offers a variety of programs for adults 18 and older including Basic Literacy, English Language Learners, Citizenship Preparation, and Independent Study.

 

State & Private Colleges & Universities

Blue Ridge Community College
160 N Mason St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 432-3690 
Website

Blue Ridge Community College is part of VCCS, or Virginia’s Community College System.  BRCC offers a comprehensive program of instruction, including associate degrees, diplomas, and certificates in occupational/technical and college/university transfer programs. The college also provides non-credit workforce training and special interest classes for individuals, business, and industry. Workforce services include computer training, certification prep, small business, licensure prep/renewal, Work Keys, and other programs.


Bridgewater College
402 E College St,
Bridgewater, VA 22812
(540) 828-8000 
Website


Bridgewater College’s academic programs are grounded in a liberal arts curriculum.  The college offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in over 60 Academic Programs and eleven concentrations/specializations that span 17 academic departments. There are also nine pre-professional programs, four dual degree programs, and teacher education certification.


Eastern Mennonite University
1200 Park Rd.
Harrisonburg, VA
(540) 432-4000 
Website


Eastern Mennonite University offers a Christian liberal arts education for undergraduate and graduate degrees and special programs. The undergraduate program offers 37 majors, 35 minors, two pre-professional programs, four teacher education programs/licensures, and four associate degrees.

The graduate program offers 8 areas of specialization ranging from M.A. in Counseling to Master of Business Administration. Special programs include Adult Degree Completion Program, Intensive English Program, Summer Peacebuilding Institute, Washington Community Scholars’ Center, EMU at Lancaster, Strategies for Trauma Awareness and  Resilience (STAR), Practice & Training Institute, Community Learning Center, and more.


James Madison University
800 S Main St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 568-6211 
Website

James Madison University is one of the nation’s leading public universities, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees as well as other non-traditional degrees, certificates, and non-degree programs.  The undergraduate program includes a wide range of interests, including: Business, communications, education, health and human services, humanities and social sciences, science, technology, engineering, math, visual and performing arts.
Additionally, there are 52 graduate programs offering Master’s, educational specialist, and doctoral degrees. These programs include Art, Public Administration, Psychology, Music, Kinesiology, Health Sciences, Exceptional Education, Education, Communication Sciences and Disorders, and Business Administration.


Mary Baldwin College
P.O. Box 1500
Staunton, VA 24402
(800) 468-2262 
Website

Mary Baldwin College is a women-centered university emphasizing global leadership and citizenship. The college offers a variety of undergraduate and graduate programs for both women and men in locations throughout Virginia. MBC is comprised of the following Schools of Excellence: Arts, humanities, renaissance studies , health, social work, science, social sciences, business, and global studies.

The graduate program offers Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Education, and Master of Letters/Fine Arts in Shakespeare Performance. Other pre-professional programs include pre-law, pre-med, teaching, and certificate programs.  MBC also has over 30 years of experience with adult degree programs.  Participants can eventually earn degrees, teach, get certified in several disciplines, and take personal enrichment or advancement courses. 

More information on Adult Degree Programs can be found at http://www.mbc.edu/adult_degree/.


National College
1515 Country Club Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 432-0943 
Website


The fundamental purpose of National College is to educate men and women for the duties and responsibilities of business life and to help place them in positions which hold ample  opportunities for career advancement.  The college offers diplomas, associate degrees, baccalaureate programs, bachelor’s degrees, and the Master of Business Administration. Areas of specialization include:Business, information technology, medical, radio and television, accounting, administrative office, computers, paralegal, and tourism.

 

Other Programs & Workshops


A. Employee Assistance Programs

City of Harrisonburg, Employee Assistance Program
345 South Main St. 
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 432-8920  
Website

The city’s Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is a free, voluntary, and confidential program designed to help employees and family members resolve personal problems which impact job performance. The EAP provides assessment of problems, consultations, and referrals to community  resources appropriate. The city’s EAP is administered through Optima Health.


RMH Employee Assistance Program
2010 Health Campus Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 689-1000 
Website

The Employee Assistance Program is a system for identifying and motivating employees with personal problems to seek help for the solution of their problems, particularly when those problems affect job performance and attendance. This program covers short term and referral services covering (but not limited to): Marital/family/relationship problems, alcohol and substance abuse, psychological/ emotional stress, job stress, bereavement, life changes, child care issues, caring for aging parents, and financial/legal situations.

Both employees and employers can benefit from the EAP. Better employee emotional health means healthier profits for employers. Companies benefit directly by improved performance, reduced absenteeism, tardiness and turnover, and decreased recruitment and training expenses.

B. Vocational Rehabilitation

Friendship Industries
960 Acorn Drive 
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 434-9586  
Website


Friendship Industries develops and maintains employment and training opportunities for persons with disabilities in integrated work environments.


RMH Rehab Services
235 Cantrell Ave, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 433-4600
Website


RMH provides comprehensive services, including multiple physical, speech, and occupational therapies, at a variety of locations in the area. The goal of RMH’s experienced professional staff is to reduce pain, speed patients’ recovery, and help them return to normal activities. A full list of services can be found on their website.


Virginia Department of Rehabilitation Services
1909 B East Market Street Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 434-5981
Website


The Department of Rehabilitative Services provides services to help Virginians with disabilities become more independent and self-sufficient. Their employees work in partnership with people with disabilities, their families, and public and private service providers to ensure high quality, timely and efficient service delivery. They offer services for both employees and employers.


Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community Wellness Center
1481 Virginia Avenue
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 574-3850
Website

VMRC partners with Select Rehabilitation Services to provide outpatient rehabilitation services. Select Rehabilitation is one of the nation's premier provider of contract rehabilitation services.

Select Rehabilitation therapists have special knowledge, skills, and experience in physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. The outpatient therapy program at VMRC serves persons of all ages in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County and the surrounding areas. Most private, worker’s compensation and Medicare B insurances are accepted.

C. Immigration/Resettlement

Massanutten Technical Center
325 Pleasant Valley Road
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 434-5961  
Website


MTC offers ESL classes in-house and on-site at local businesses.


NewBridges Immigrant Resource Center
64 W Water St.
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 438-8295 
Website


NewBridges is a non-profit organization based in Harrisonburg that strives to build connections between immigrant and native-born communities. Their mission is to address the needs of immigrants in the Shenandoah Valley, empowering them to become interactive participants in The community. They assist with case management, education, and local networking needs.

D. Offender Reentry Programs

Gemeinshaft Home
1423 Mt. Clinton Pike
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 434-1690 
Website


Gemeinschaft Home provides community-oriented programs and supervision for individuals in transition from prison to free society. Their goal is to return responsible, law-abiding residents to their communities. Their treatment philosophy, based on the Therapeutic Community model (TC), includes substance abuse recovery and relapse prevention, family systems and relational counseling, time and financial management, and anger control. TC is rooted in mutual self-help, work as education and therapy, and peers as role models.

Kingsway Prison & Family Outreach
30 Baxter Drive Suite 110
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 433-5658
Website 

Kingsway is a service ministry reaching out in Christian Love to inmates, ex-offenders, and their families. They accomplish this by assisting individuals and Churches in ministering to the physical needs of families of those incarcerated, and providing training to individuals and Churches, enabling them to work with those who have been affected by the criminal actions of others.  Additionally, they encourage individuals and Churches to welcome ex-offenders and his or her family to Christian fellowship and services to Christ and offer training and resources to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those in prison and their families.


Virginia Department of Social Services
Website


The Virginia Department of Social Services website provides a complete list of  prisoner re-entry programs and
resources in the state.


Virginia Department of Corrections
Website



E. Welfare & Supportive Services

Boys and Girls Club of Harrisonburg
2800 Rawley Pike
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
(540) 432-6416
Website 


City of Harrisonburg & Rockingham County Department of Social Services
110 N. Mason Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22803-809
(540) 574-5100
Website


Harrisonburg Health Department
110 N Mason St, 
Harrisonburg, VA 22802
(540) 574-5100 
Website



AVA Care of Harrisonburg
833 MLK, Jr. Way
Harrisonburg, VA 
(540) 434-0685
Website
       

Harrisonburg Redevelopment & Housing Authority
286 Kelly St. 
Harrisonburg, VA 22802 
(540) 434-7386  
Website
       

Mercy House
247 N High St. 
Harrisonburg, VA 22802 
(540) 432-1812  
Website


 United Way of Harrisonburg
 420 Chesapeake Ave. 
 Harrisonburg, VA 22801
 (540) 434-6639 
 Website 
     

Virginia Department of Social Services
(800) 552-3431
Website  

F. Career Path Development

Blue Ridge Tech Prep Consortium
Box 80 
Weyers Cave, VA 24486
(540) 453-2346  
Website


Tech Prep combines academic courses and high-level technical training. Tech prep students generally begin in 9th grade and continue with two years of community college. Graduates can then enter the workforce with high-demand skills, or continue their studies at a four-year college or university. Contact BRCC Career Services.

Virginia Manufacturing Association; VCATS’ Virginia Bio/
Advanced Manufacturing Technical Skills Project
(804) 643-6126 
Website


The VMA and VCATS project seeks to improve training for manufacturing advanced technology  skills. 

Employers looking for highly skilled manufacturing technicians or training for advanced manufacturing should contact Sheryl Bryan for more information.

Valley Automation