Work Experience

Work Experience Program (WEP)

The Perseus House, Inc. Work Experience Program provides residents with an introduction to the world of work. We provide professional mentoring to ensure a standard of work excellence and also, for eligible residents, to afford a legitimate source of income to assist payment of restitution and costs/fines and the establishment of a personal savings account.  Residents who owe community service hours are assisted by our staff to fulfill them.  Opportunities to give back to the community include working with autistic children and adults, gardening and landscaping, and intergenerational activities.

A local business asked if we could personalize their cornhole game with the company logo. One of our residents created the artwork and the WEP delivered the requested boards. Our client wrote this about her experience being in the WEP.

“To whom it may concern:

Hi, as you already know my name is M.B. To start off things I just wanted to say my thanks to the Perseus House, Inc. staffing. The reason behind the thanks is because they gave me all the supply’s that I needed for the cornholes. I had a good time making the games for the restaurant. It made me realize a few things:

  1. I can achieve my goals
  2. I have talent
  3. I can become something with myself

But the main thanks I should really give is to my boss, Mr. Henry. He has really helped me through my problems. He basically guided me to the success of learning how to do things on my own. I never knew things in my life could go the way they should be going. And I just want to say thanks for making my dreams come true. And Mr. Henry…I truly believe that my dad is looking down from heaven, thinking and knowing how proud he is of me, and thanking you for making me worth something so thank you all of you for everything, I could never ask for more, M.B.”.

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Perseus House
Uses88¢ of every dollar
for program cost

Serving for51Yrs Our youth
and families

Over1400 Youth assisted
in the past
25 years

We are in this together, and together we move forward.
Dr. Nick Viglione, CEO