PHC Northwest has provided nearly 60 years of broad-based educational, training and job opportunities (with full union benefits) for thousands of people with developmental, physical and mental disabilities. As a dynamic and forward-thinking industry leader, PHCNW’s diversified business lines have allowed it to help employees develop the technical skills required to earn living wages in a variety of occupations, thus empowering them to pay taxes, raise families and live independently. PHCNW’s influence extends into the general community through provision of affordable housing programs and environmental stewardship in the form of developing and hosting the largest contiguous solar energy array in the Pacific Northwest region.
Our theme, “Beyond Limitations,” embodies not only assisting individuals to overcome societally imposed limitations, but also continuously improving work performance and delivering value to our customers. Our constant improvements are anchored in high quality standards and on-going training, unsubsidized by the government and always free to trainees.
We believe that going green is more than just a fad. In the 90’s, our Janitorial Services team led the industry with green product testing and usage. Today, our manufacturing facility hosts the largest single-roof solar-power array in the Pacific Northwest. When operating at full capacity, the 860,000 kW array generates enough clean energy to power 72 average Oregon households. Click HERE to read more about PHCNW's green initiatives.
PHCNW serves individuals with a wide range of disabilities. Many non-profit organizations assist workers with only certain types of disabilities and often rely on case management fees from families and agencies to fund their work. At PHCNW, independent contracts in janitorial, landscaping, clerical, industrial and manufacturing services allow employees to find a niche, regardless of their disability.
When our employees told us they were having trouble maintaining a steady place to live, we responded with 530 affordable housing units, many of which are designed for people with disabilities. Click HERE to read more about our housing program.