ReEmployAbility’s Transition2Work program continues to make a significant impact in 2023 by connecting thousands of national and local nonprofit organizations with injured employees who can perform light-duty work. These injured employees contribute valuable services for local nonprofits while remaining connected to their employers and earning wages. 

Nonprofits nationwide benefit from ReEmployAbility’s Transition2Work program, receiving support from a diverse range of volunteers assisting with various tasks like handling administrative duties, sorting donations, and assisting customers. Our nationwide nonprofit partner network has reached over 45,000, with long-standing nonprofit partners including Goodwill, American Cancer Society Discovery Shops, St. Vincent de Paul’s, and thousands more.

As of the first half of 2023, more than 5,000 participants in Transition2Work have collectively volunteered for over 1.1 million hours (and still counting!) to support almost 2,000 organizations. Based on the estimated value of an hour of volunteer time ($31.80) published and used by the U.S. Government agency, Corporation and Community Service, Transition2Work volunteers have made a significant impact this year, coming in at an estimated $35 million to communities all over the country. 

In 2023, ReEmployAbility continues to expand its reach, placing Transition2Work participants with nonprofit organizations in all 50 states. Injured workers in the program complete various light-duty assignments within their medical restrictions while their local not-for-profit ensures continued connection to their employer and community. These assignments often involve special projects, benefiting nonprofits by accomplishing tasks that might have otherwise been challenging due to time or resource constraints.

After a Transition2Work participant was recognized as “Volunteer of the Month,” the Volunteer Coordinator of Martha’s Village & Kitchen, Alexandra Vargas, stated, “We appreciate our partnership with [ReEmployAbility]. We look forward to welcoming more [volunteers] from your team!” Martha’s Village & Kitchen is a nonprofit partner focused on creating a community where all people have the opportunity to live to their full potential. 

“I am grateful for the opportunity to work alongside our nonprofit partners and injured workers every day,” ReEmployAbility’s Nonprofit Relationship Manager, Lindsey Bressi, expressed. “Being able to connect and collaborate with them consistently by understanding their missions and volunteer needs has allowed ReEmployAbility to help make a meaningful, lasting difference in communities nationwide.”

Founded in 2003, ReEmployAbility remains committed to helping injured workers return to work while transforming how employers and insurance carriers approach their Return-to-Work programs. By aligning business and community interests, ReEmployAbility offers simple, fast, and safe Return-To-Work solutions, effectively controlling the rising costs of workers’ compensation and non-occupational disability while positively impacting the lives of injured workers. Ultimately, this benefits the injured employee, the community, employers, and carriers alike.

Martha’s Village & Kitchen

Martha’s Village & Kitchen is one of the largest providers of homeless and impoverished services in the Coachella Valley and Riverside County. We offer unique life-changing programs based on the nationally-recognized “continuum of care model” breaking the cycle of homelessness and poverty. For more information on Martha’s Village & Kitchen visit their website.

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Corrections: July 28th, 2023

In our first publication, we referred to “American Red Cross Discovery Shops” when it should have been “American Cancer Society Discovery Shops”. Additionally, the quote from Martha’s Village & Kitchen was incorrectly attributed to Dina Romera rather than Alexandra Vargas. These have been edited on the post to accurately reflect our updated information.