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Who We Are

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Our Mission

Providing job training and community employment opportunities for adults with disabilities.


Over 50 years and still going strong!

About Us

Peninsula Services was founded in 1971 by a group of parents and community advocates concerned with the lack of opportunities for their children with disabilities to receive practical training services for a meaningful life.   Since our beginning,  we have believed in expanding opportunities for adults with disabilities. We are dedicated to the philosophy that all persons have the ability to excel, to grow, and to achieve personal goals.

We operate a variety of projects focused on providing job opportunities to persons with disabilities  in the community through our own contracts and through funding our vocational department to assist in employment goals.


Our Purpose & Passion is Community Employment for all.

Since our beginning we have contributed toward building the dreams and improving the lives of many hundreds of individuals, families and businesses. At the core of Peninsula Services is a highly dedicated team of professionals who work together with people who deserve an equal chance at life. We love what we do and feel fortunate to be of service in so many ways.


Our Core Values

All persons have the ability to grow and excel. All persons are deserving of dignity and respect. The pursuit of excellence in all services provided is of utmost importance People are the greatest asset in achieving the mission. Innovation, creativity, and the desire to excel is greatly valued.

Our History

Peninsula Services began in 1971 and was known as Southwood.  It was a voluntary residential program for adults with a variety of needs; victims of domestic violence, alcoholism, persons with developmental disabilities, anyone who felt they were unable to operate successfully in society. Peninsula Services now focuses on providing Job Training and Community Based Employment for program participants with a wide range of disabilities. The success of Peninsula Services is in the ability to evolve with the growing needs of the community and society as a whole.  We are dedicated to providing effective and successful services to our customers and program participants.

Our success and sustainability at Peninsula Services are thanks in part to the leadership of former Executive Directors Ethel DeClements, Chuck Paeth, and Jill Robinson who retired in 2022.  The policies and services that they began are the foundation that enable Peninsula Services to continue to be a valuable community resource. Their legacy will continue under our trusted leadership.

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Board of Directors

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