Our goal in HIT's Sunset Vocational Program is to give our clients opportunities to work and earn a paycheck.
HIT has contracts with several entities throughout Bismarck/Mandan, and also runs several of its own small businesses that provide work opportunities for our clients as well as a few non-clients.
Hotel housekeeping crews
-- HIT has contracts with three motels in Bismarck to provide housekeeping services Monday - Friday. Each contracted crew has 4-5 clients and one direct support professional as a supervisor. They clean up to 15 rooms a day.
West River Produce
-- West River Produce is our licensed commercial kitchen, renowned for its fruit pizzas, fresh fruit trays and fresh veggie trays.
West River Lawn Service
-- We have contracts to do mowing and other yard work for 25 residential and commercial properties in Bismarck and Mandan. This crew of 4 (plus a direct support professional supervisor) is busy from April through October. During the off months, they keep busy in our production department.
-- Our production crew also builds made-to-order gift crates, does laundry for a commercial cleaning business in Bismarck, paints fire hydrants in Mandan and other assorted production tasks and contracts as necessary. We have a shrink-wrapper and offer that service to businesses and individuals.
-- Many of the clients in this program have been able to get jobs outside of HIT, but need the safety and security of a day program when they are not working, so this program has a rec/leisure group designed to fill this need.
Manager: Michele Ehlis