Vocational Experience

Participants have regular assignments at various worksites in the community, where they assist in cleaning, unpacking and sorting clothing, stacking pots, and other tasks. Basic skills are enhanced and participants enjoy a sense of camaraderie and purpose.

Saint Catherine Center currently partners with several local businesses and organizations to provide vocational experiences for students and adult participants: Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens (sorting and stacking planting pots); Marshall’s and TJ Maxx (unpacking and sorting clothing); School Sisters of Notre Dame (light cleaning of public areas; folding laundry); Connecticut Food Bank and Blessed Sacrament Church (sorting items for food bank); Home for the Brave (distribution of flyers); Merton House (organizing food and toiletries); St. Ann’s Academy (assisting preschoolers); Main Enterprises (shredding); Soda Stop (recycling bottles and cans); and Sacred Heart University (cleaning classrooms). Our thanks to these organizations for their support!