Diversified Labor Solutions
Tri-Main Center was different.
DLS provides employment and vocational training for individuals with disabilities and other disadvantaged populations, while providing valuable packaging and light manufacturing services for local and national businesses.
The individuals that work at DLS would not be treated any differently than any of the other 100’s of people that walk through the doors on a daily basis. There was the sense that integration would be natural here and that individuals working for DLS would be part of the fabric of the community. While they needed walls and security, there would be constant and daily opportunities for employees to interact with other tenants.
That was a key feature in the decision by Diversified Labor Solutions, DLS, to make this building their home.
What makes Tri-Main Center a perfect site for DLS? As Darren says “it takes a village” and the support and openness of tenants and visitors in the building enable their individuals to thrive and become independent.
Folks can move about the building in every way, from lunch in the Lunch Box, to using the elevator and lift to access their workplaces. They gain employment and social skills, so important for everyone’s growth and success. Changes in state law mandated that agencies like DLS integrate into the community, something that was not possible in their old location. DLS moved into Tri-Main Center in 2015, leaving the former Bishop Dougherty High School. That site was very segregated, as the entrance was at the rear of the building and 150 yds from the street. They had no interaction or opportunities to interact with the larger community.
Since becoming a tenant in Tri-Main Center, DLS has begun a partnership with Journey’s End Refugee Resettlement Services, expanding their business. DLS employs over 135 refugees at this time, broadening their scope of service much further. It now encompasses disadvantaged and under served individuals, as well as those with developmental disabilities.
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