Wayne Opportunity Center, Inc. is a private, non-profit organization that provides choices to persons served. This is achieved through community integration and employment services while assisting public and private industry.
For the past three years, Wayne Opportunity Center has placed 109 people on jobs in our community. These are jobs in food service, and industry, and offices, and all walks of in our business community. We have added over $975,000 to the tax rolls of Wayne County. These people have now become taxpayers, rather than the recipients of handouts and government services, they've become contributors to society.
Wayne Opportunity Center is a private community based rehabilitation facility. It was first established in 1964 as the Wayne County Sheltered Workshop and was housed in the basement of St. Stephens Episcopal Church. After a couple of years the center moved to Mulberry Street and the former Carolina Laundry Building. In 1989, the name was changed from Wayne County Sheltered Workshop to Wayne Opportunity Center. In 1995, the center moved to its main location today at 619 S. George Street. This is the former Pepsi Cola Plant. This site houses the administrative offices, the Vocational Rehabilitation Programs and the Adult Developmental Vocational Program. In 2006, Wayne Opportunity Center added the HOPE, Adult Developmental Vocational Program. It is housed at 803 ? C Corporate Drive. This is the former Wayne Community College Campus. Combined, our programs serve over 200 people a year.