Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center
Fishersville, VA 22939

WWRC Director’s Welcome

A Message from Rick Sizemore

WWRC Director Rick Sizemore Welcome to Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center

It is my distinct honor and privilege to welcome you to the Wilson Workforce and Rehabilitation Center (WWRC) website. We hope you will find the information about various programs and services we offer at WWRC to be helpful. In the more than three decades that I have been a part of the staff at the Center, I have been blessed to witness many extraordinary stories of our clients. Since 1947, when our first consumers were admitted, WWRC has been making a difference in people’s lives helping them gain independence and employment. We enjoy a strong legacy of service to people with disabilities in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Our clear and compelling mission is to help individuals with disabilities along their courageous journey to employment. Among other key goals, WWRC helps people with disabilities discover their abilities so they can plan for a career. We help our youth go through their important transition into adulthood and employment with services that enhance and enrich their readiness to enter the workforce. We also help individuals with disabilities gain skills and credentials that enable them to walk through an employer’s door fully able to meet the needs of business and industry. The Center also offers medical services that help individuals with disabilities overcome obstacles to independence and their employment as well as an array of wrap-around-supports that aid consumers in reaching their employment goals.

WWRC is very closely connected to the Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), and most notably, its Division of Rehabilitative Services (DRS). The partnership between WWRC and DRS places the highest priority on leveraging our relationships with business and industry in combination with our award-winning vocational and medical rehabilitation services to create pathways to employment for our consumers. Ultimately, the Center and DRS view themselves as integral components of the Agency’s approach to teamwork with a focus on consumer successes.

Along with our Agency partners and through engagement with people with disabilities, community agencies, and related programs, the Center provides opportunities for a brighter, more productive, higher quality of life because of employment.

WWRC’s comprehensive environment is unique because of its wide array of programs. The Center offers a combination of workforce driven training, transition services, medical rehabilitation, as well as residential, and recreational programs and services. I invite you to find out more about WWRC by exploring this web site, talking with a DARS Field Rehabilitation Counselor or contacting us for a visit and tour. I look forward to hearing from you and seeing you soon at WWRC.