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ABOUT THE ST. JOE COMMUNITY CO-OP

St. Joe Community Co-Op is a member owned co-operative. Our members have received skill training or other services and are active employees. We are a community-based organization, with our own Board of Directors (elected by members) and look to others in the community, to occasionally serve as advisors. Our Hulda's Household Helper's business provides services to those who want to maintain their independence in their community.

Hulda's Household Helpers, a division of the St. Joe Community Co-op, provides services to individuals in need of assistance in various home services, including services to those individuals wanting to remain independent in their community. Services include chores, such as housekeeping, assistance with shopping, cooking; community activities like CLS, and Respite, and AFC Specialized Residential Care. Hulda's provides services to private-pay individuals, insurance companies and through contracts with various governmental agencies, such as Area Agency on Aging; St. Joe County Community Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services; Michigan Rehabilitation Services and the Michigan Dept. of Health & Human Services. For more info, see the HHH tab.

St. Joe Community Co-op devotes all of its resources to developing, supporting and maintaining our workforce and providing services to individuals with developmental disabilities, those experiencing mental illness, the aging population or anyone else who needs assistance in gaining employment or living independently. We provide on the job training and job coaching to those seeking employment and help other individuals become independent in their community, while learning to successfully navigate their lives.

The St. Joe Community Co-op provides on-the-job training and employment opportunities in a supportive, team-oriented environment that reinforces positive work performance and attitudes. Training in soft skills, quality assurance, and specific employment tasks, all leading to better, are among the employment opportunities offered by the Co-op.

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ST. JOE COMMUNITY CO-OP VALUES

SELF-DETERMINATION Everything that we do will reflect the wants, needs and desires of our clients, thus preserving their basic right to Self-Determination.

FREEDOM for clients to make their own choices about participation in their activities and decisions about their lives.

AUTHORITY for members to be the primary decision makers about the entire range of affecting the services they are authorized, to the delivery of those services.

SUPPORT for clients to accomplish their goals and provide access to opportunities and community inclusion for everyone while focusing on what clients can do rather than what they cannot.

RESPONSIBILITY for clients to do their part to achieve goals, make decisions and be accountable to their actions.

CONFIRMATION that a client's activities will be meaningful, add value to their lives and result in additional opportunities for them to be a member of their local community.


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ST. JOE COMMUNITY CO-OP MISSION

TO PROVIDE QUALITY, VALUE -ADDED SERVICES TO OUR CLIENTS, WHILE EXPANDING THEIR OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDEPENDENCE.

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FAQ's

WHERE ARE THE EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES?
The St. Joe Community Co-op maintains contracts throughout St. Joseph County, in various capacities, providing staffing and offering competitive-paid employment for employees and clients in Supported Employment.

WHAT IS SELF DETERMINATION?
Self-Determination is the basic right of every individual to make choices about his/her life. Many people across the nation who are concerned about people with disabilities are fighting to make sure that everyone gets to make choices about their life, and make those choices happen.

HOW DO I DO BUSINESS WITH THE CO-OP?
The Co-op is always looking for new customers and new ways to serve their clients. Please call (269) 659-4525 to inquire about opportunities to partner with the Co-op.

WHEN DID THE CO-OP START?
The Co-op started providing services on March 1st of 2006. The official grand opening of the Co-op was held at the production facility on S. Jefferson, in Sturgis, on June 16, 2006. We are now located at our permanent location of 307 W. Chicago Rd., Suite 200, Sturgis, MI.

HOW DO I RECEIVE SERVICES OR APPLY FOR EMPLOYMENT AT THE CO-OP?
For those seeking employment, the Co-op always has opportunities. If you are over the age of 18, call us and set up a time to come in and pick up an application. There are different requirements for different positions. Several positions require a clean Criminal Background and a valid driver’s license.
Clients seeking services can call (269)659-4526 to speak with our Program Manager and find out about specific services we offer and how they can get signed up.

St. Joseph Community COOP, Inc., Employment Training, Sturgis, MI



"The purpose of life is not to be happy —
but to matter, to be productive, to be useful,
to have it make some difference that
you have lived at all. "

- Leo Rosten (1908-1997)




307 W. Chicago Rd., Suite 200, Sturgis, MI 49091
(269) 659-4525