LaVonne Brooks, President & CEO of HSI-WARC

  • OUR VISION

    People with disabilities are visible, valued members in the community.

  • OUR MISSION

    We develop, deliver and use learning systems that benefit people with disabilities and those who support them.

GENERAL INFO

HSI-WARC and UNI are all 501(c) 3, not-for-profit organizations and are governed by a Board of Directors. We currently serve approximately 250 people with disabilities within our various programs and services. For additional information regarding our not-for-profit status, please see our Financials page.

FACILITIES

Reactor Way Site

Our Reactor Way Site, including our new addition, which was completed in Fall 2017, houses the iChoose and iWork programs, administrative departments (Accounting, HR, etc.), offices for our iLive, iStrive, BLM and Fallon operations, and Shipping/Receiving Warehouse. The existing building on site is also being upgraded and remodeled, and features a top of the line art room that was funded by the Terry Lee Wells Foundation.

Thanks to all our donors who supported and continue to support our Capital Improvements: The William N. Pennington Foundation, The Nell J. Redfield Foundation, Mathewson Charitable Lead Trusts, The Bretzlaff Foundation, The Thelma B. and Thomas P. Hart Foundation, The Fields Family, The Robert S. and Dorothy J. Keyser Foundation and the Robert Z. Hawkins Foundation.

NAS Fallon & BLM

HSI-WARC provides landscaping and grounds maintenance for the U.S. Navy at the Naval Air Station in Fallon, NV. We also provide cleaning services for the Bureau of Land Management in their offices in Reno, NV.

Downtown Ambassadors

Established in 2015, the “Downtown Ambassadors” program, a public-private partnership between the City of Reno and HSI-WARC, provides the City of Reno with a capable workforce to help beautify the downtown district and make it more welcoming for both residents and visitors. Working as a team, the Downtown Ambassadors not only help keep downtown Reno neat by picking up trash and pulling weeds, but also report maintenance issues such as graffiti or potholes. The Ambassadors also greet residents and visitors and help answer any general questions they might have.

COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIPS
Terry Lee Wells Foundation                         KTVN / KRNV / KNPB
Circus Circus /Eldorado / Silver Legacy      Boys & Girls Club of Truckee Meadows
Model Dairy                                                    Discovery Museum
Washoe County School District                   City of Reno
Black Bear Diners                                           NV Energy
Scolari’s Food and Drug                                 Peppermill Casino Spa Resort
Renown Medical Center                                RTC
Food Bank of Northern Nevada                   Care Chest
IGT                                                                     BJ’s Nevada Barbecue Co.
CURRENT PROJECTS

 Teacher’s Aid Training

HSI-WARC’s paraprofessional training is a forward thinking, innovative and fun way for to learn how to effectively support the learning process for specials education students in the classroom.  This experiential 20 hour training class is meant to work within all school settings and adapts seamlessly to currently existing procedures and educational processes.