WAE Works Program

WAE Works is a group of artists who come together for pre-vocational training in the arts. Program facilitators lead these artists through the design and execution of functional artwork. Artists learn soft skills needed for employment while applying their artistic skills and developing professional standards of completion. Proceeds from the sale of these items directly fund the artists themselves and WAE Center programs.

Yvette Lucas, Program Manager


Here are just a few of the products created by the members of our Workability Program. To purchase some of the pieces, please visit our Gift Shop.

Gift Shop

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Who we are

At JSDD, the expectations for quality extend beyond what services and supports may be available to what life fulfilling experiences are possible. Our philosophy supports the notion that there are no limits to those possibilities. We have developed opportunities over time through a dynamic process of establishing relationships with the agency’s residents and WAE Center members. Unexplored interests, ideas, prospects for learning, continuing education and creativity are constantly evolving and emerge as our remarkable staff and the people we support get to know each other and share experiences.

What we do

Ability is the focus of all efforts in supporting the men and women we serve. We are delighted and inspired each and every day by the insights, revelations and creative energy that emerges when respectful relationships for the gifts and talent of every individual are considered. Learning and creativity occur organically as people share themselves and develop friendships and help each other to grow.