Interested in receiving FWO's services? Let us help guide you through the process;

Entrance Criteria

Authorization from your funding agency (if you don't currently have a funding agency contact one from the list below to get started)
Live in Oakland, Genesee or Livingston Counties
An Individual who wants to attend
Documented disability
FWO’s ability to meet your needs

Funding Agencies

Oakland County
MORC Macomb Oakland Regional Center Oakland County Residence call 866-593-7412, Macomb County Residence call 586-948-0222
OCCMHA Oakland Community Health Network 800-231-1127
CLS Community Living Services 734-467-7600
MRS Michigan Rehabilitation Services 1-800-605-6722

Genesee County
GHS Genesee Health System 810-257-3705
CSI Consumer Services, Inc. 866-975-6382
TTI Training and Treatment Innovations 810-232-6081 
MRS Michigan Rehabilitation Services 1-800-605-6722

Livingston County
CMHLIV Community Mental Health Services of Livingston County 800-615-1245  
MRS Michigan Rehabilitation Services 1-800-605-6722

Application Process 

Have a funding agency/ Support Coordinator
Call Lisa Gilchrist at FWO 248-887-1597 x216 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  
Schedule a Tour
Application packet filled out by your support coordinator
Application reviewed by FWO Placement Committee
Authorization by your funding agency received
Intake meeting scheduled

Our Programs & Services

Supportive Employment- Provides training at a community-based site, teaching jobs skills, workplace behavior, and community interaction. Individuals are paid on a piece-rated or deviated wage basis, based off of their individual skill level.

  • Lawn Maintenance
  • Parking Lot Maintenance
  • Vending Crews
  • Resale Stores
  • Delivery Crews
  • Recycling Crews  


Employment Services -  FWO works with individuals to develop an appropriate job in their community, we also provide job coaching and follow along as needed. 

  • Job Development
  • Job Placement
  • Job Coaching
  • Follow Along Support


Work Services - Individuals in this program are trained in Pre-Vocational skill areas and are given the opportunity to work on a variety of work skills daily.

  • Assembly Work
  • Skill Building
  • Packaging & Shipping
  • Pad Printing  



Senior Activities - Any individual who is working at FWO over the age of 50 can participate in this program. Each individual chooses the number of days they would like to go out to a community based senior activity.

  • Daily Outings
  • Crafts
  • Bingo
  • Senior Centers


Community Services - Individuals choose to work on a volunteer or paid crew. These meaningful activities provide a greater sense of self-worth, community interaction and skill building.

  • Meals on Wheels
  • Community Sharing
  • Food Bank
  • Grace Center of Hope


Community Activity - Non paid/non-work activities

  • Guest Speakers
  • Interactive learning games
  • Exercises
  • Social Development
  • Visiting community places daily


 Have questions or concerns? Contact Lisa Gilchrist at FWO 248-887-1597 x216 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

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