VR Business Services is a division of Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania (VROCP). When VROCP began as a non-profit organization with a mission to assist the blind and visually impaired in 1921, it was determined almost from day-one to create employment opportunities for it's clients. Caning, weaving, braiding rugs, and sewing towels to aprons were a few of the earliest income generating businesses the agency incorporated. Today, close to one hundred years later, employing individuals with disabilities is more important than ever for the organization and it's employees.
The concepts for providing employment remain the same, but the implementation has expanded into endless possibilities. Vision Resources is always looking for new business opportunities to employ more individuals and offer them a chance to earn an income, learn a trade or skill, and lead more fulfilling lives. Accomplishing these goals isn't easy, but the rewards for the individuals and the agency continue to make the difference in the quality of life for everyone in the region.
Currently, VR Business Services employ approximately 80 individuals annually. The majority work part-time, receive training, are respectfully welcomed as part of each business team, and all employees are compensated with competitive salaries. Vision Resources is very proud to share that in its last fiscal year, business sales to the public provided 85% of the agency's income. These revenue streams generated the vast majority of funding to support the organization's mission services and programs to the blind and visually impaired. This statistic underscores the value of VR Business Services and its employee to our community.
VR Business Services 1130 South 19th Street Harrisburg, PA 17104