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Mission Services

From employment services, specialized job and life skills training, career opportunities, a center for social enrichment, and connectivity to community resources, our services empower individuals with disabilities and other life barriers to achieve personal success.

Business Services

As a social enterprise, we generate critical mission support through the operation of successful commercial businesses. When you use our business services or purchase products from our businesses, you are directly supporting our mission programs.

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Knowing where to get help can be overwhelming. Through our own programs, and our extensive partnerships with other nonprofit agencies in the region, we can help guide you and your family to the resources you need to thrive.

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As a 501(c)(3) organization, public support and donations are essential. Your donations enable us to continue to provide critical programs for individuals with disabilities and other life barriers in the Tri-Cities.

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We are a mission based organization dedicated to supporting and empowering individuals with disabilities and other challenges.

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We champion the development of essential vocational and life skills, meaningful social involvement and access to critical resources.

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We provide employment services; specialized job and life skills training; career opportunities; a center for social enrichment; and connectivity to community resources.

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We are a change leader dedicated to executional excellence, collaboration, innovation, continual learning, constant improvement and sustained achievement.

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Welcome to Columbia Industries

Columbia Industries started helping people in 1963 as the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Benton and Franklin Counties. The purpose for forming the non-profit agency was clear: to promote the general welfare of persons with cerebral palsy and other handicaps.

Today, our goals are similar, as we focus on helping as many people with disabilities and other challenges as we can. The slogan that appears in our logo, “Enrich. Empower. Respect.” was chosen to reflect our commitment to supporting and empowering our clients, our community, our board members, our staff, our donors – everyone who plays a part in our organization.


Our Annual Impact: 2020

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of job coaching


students graduated from Opportunity Kitchen


emergency meals served to community members in need


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Recent News

Round Table Pizza employee finds success

Today we celebrate Isaac! He has been employed at Round Table Pizza since early 2020. When he came ...

Columbia Industries names Michael Novakovich as new CEO

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