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We focus on supporting and empowering individuals with disabilities and other challenges in order to help them achieve personal success, however that might be defined for the individual. Building on their unique abilities, we provide employment training and life skills development that will lead to increased independence. We serve clients with a variety of developmental and physical disabilities and other barriers.

In addition to our vocational training services, Columbia Industries is pleased to offer day services for adults with disabilities. Read more about our Community Center, a safe, creative, and supervised place for people with disabilities to find social connection, life enrichment, and community integration.

If you or someone you know could benefit from our services, please contact us  to find out how we may be able to help.

Columbia Industries’ board of directors and staff are proud to host celebrations throughout the year for our clients and their families.

During the Annual Client Picnic, the prestigious Dan Dibble Award is presented to a deserving client, who is nominated by their peers. Dan worked for Columbia Industries for 13 years, passing away in 1995. Dan was a hard worker who was very nice to everyone he met and he tried to do his best on any job that was asked of him. The award is given based on four characteristics: team player, positive attitude, reliability, and quality of work.

Tenure awards for every five years of service with Columbia Industries are also presented. To date, our most tenured clients have been with us for over 40 years!

It’s also a time for our clients to celebrate their successes and share stories with others. There’s also plenty of fun…games, activities, and of course, karaoke!

Even before the summer picnic is over, clients look forward to the Holiday Dinner in December. Staff and board members put on a huge turkey meal, complete with all the trimmings. There’s lots of fun…and even a guest appearance by Santa!

If you or your company would like to help with these events, contact us to learn more.

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Happy Friday! Just a reminder that Columbia Industries programs and CI Information Management will be closed Monday in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. ... See MoreSee Less
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It's that time of year to be freezin' for a reason... POLAR PLUNGE! CI will be making the plunge to help raise funds for Special Olympics of Washington. Due to COVID-19, there won't be an in-person plunge this year. This year’s Polar Plunge Challenge will be a virtual event held the week of February 22-26. Our brave participants will be doing individual ice bucket challenges from the comfort of their own homes. This will keep everyone safe and allow for some creative fun in how you complete the challenge!We'll be filming the plunges and compiling into one video. You can participate by joining our team and completing the ice bucket challenge OR just donating. Visit our team page here: impact.sowa.org/team/336511 ... See MoreSee Less
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