Sunrise Enterprises is a nonprofit in Douglas County that was founded in 1969 with the purpose of providing employment opportunities and skill building to people with developmental disabilities. In an effort to innovate and educate, Sunrise also offers community inclusion activities for those who do not wish to work through our Day Support Activities (DSA) program. As of 2020, over 40 individuals are enrolled to participate in the DSA program.
Our mission is to assist persons with disabilities to access meaningful employment and achieve self-fulfilling lives.
Sunrise provides employment to over 60 people with developmental disabilities through our Sunrise Shop & Save thrift stores, Umpqua Liquidation, Wood Products, Retail Transportation, Janitorial and Landscape divisions. All Sunrise businesses provide a training environment for people with disabilities while delivering a valuable service to our customers. When you choose a Sunrise business, not only do you support a local nonprofit, you help people with disabilities gain valuable skills and experience in our community.
Community employment is used to find people with disabilities jobs in the community that fit their needs and the needs of their employers. We provide a range of supports to help each person grow, achieve goals, and gain a sense of accomplishment through employment with a community partner business. Each individual works with a job coach one on one through the training process in a position. The job coach works with the individual to provide direction and training on how best to succeed in a particular position. We have partnered with over 40 businesses in Douglas County to provide jobs to people with disabilities.