VersAbility Resources
2520 58th Street
Hampton VA 23661
Mission Statement
MISSION: VersAbility Resources supports people with disabilities in leading productive and fulfilling lives.

VISION:
VersAbility Resources envisions a world where people with disabilities enjoy dignified, productive lives of their choosing as fully accepted members of society.
 

VersAbility Resources has been providing comprehensive community-based supports for individuals with disabilities and their families for over 60 years. VersAbility currently serves more than 1,500 citizens with disabilities annually in early childhood, day support, community living, and four diverse employment programs. Our service area includes the entire Hampton Roads region, as well as the ten counties on the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck. Through our success with government contracts we are also creating jobs for people with disabilities around the country and our budget has grown to $43 million. Last year, individuals with disabilities participating in VersAbility Resources' employment programs earned more than $7.7 million in wages and benefits.

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Leadership
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Kasia Grzelkowski
Board Chair Rick Gallaer
Board Chair Company Affiliation Pomoco Auto Group
Contact Information
Address 2520 58th Street
Hampton, VA 23661
Telephone 757 896-6461
Fax 757 896-8470
E-mail info@versability.org
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1953
Former Names
NameYear
Peninsula Association for Retarded Children, Inc.1953
Association for Retarded Citizens of the Peninsula, Inc.1992
The Arc of the Virginia Peninsula2013
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expense Bar Graph - All Years
Expense Breakdown Bar Chart - All Years
 
 
Projected Revenue $43,801,761.00
Projected Expenses $42,466,830.00
Additional Documents
Annual Report2014View
*Updated* Financial Page for 2014 Annual Report2014View
State Corporation Commission Name Change Letter2013View
Community Report2013View
Annual Report2012View
Statements
Mission
MISSION: VersAbility Resources supports people with disabilities in leading productive and fulfilling lives.

VISION:
VersAbility Resources envisions a world where people with disabilities enjoy dignified, productive lives of their choosing as fully accepted members of society.
 

VersAbility Resources has been providing comprehensive community-based supports for individuals with disabilities and their families for over 60 years. VersAbility currently serves more than 1,500 citizens with disabilities annually in early childhood, day support, community living, and four diverse employment programs. Our service area includes the entire Hampton Roads region, as well as the ten counties on the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck. Through our success with government contracts we are also creating jobs for people with disabilities around the country and our budget has grown to $43 million. Last year, individuals with disabilities participating in VersAbility Resources' employment programs earned more than $7.7 million in wages and benefits.

Impact

VersAbility’s ongoing organizational goals are:

  • Expand employment options for people with disabilities by increasing business with the public and private sectors.

  • Develop new approaches to support people with disabilities in the employment setting of their choice.

  • Develop integrated and innovative models for individuals with disabilities to live and participate fully in the community.

  • Ensure the success of VersAbility through effective and values-driven business practices, leadership, and governance.

 

In the past year, we are proud of the following accomplishments:

  • VersAbility is a leader in federal employment for people with disabilities, holding 11 contracts in the region and 2 that are national in scope.  We are the prime contractor for ship provisioning for the Navy at the 6 major ports on both coasts. We also handle official and post mail for the Air Force and provide custodial services to NASA at Wallops Island Flight Facility.  By choosing to subcontract to sister agencies at distant sites, we are strengthening the capacity of our field to create jobs for people with disabilities via a proven track record of performance for federal and commercial customers.

  • Individuals with disabilities digitized 6,669,866 industrial X-rays for Alcoa. This project won Alcoa’s international Impact Award for Productivity, representing the only project that included an external partner and winning the highest level of recognition that can be achieved by Alcoa. 

  • We recently received R2 (Responsible Recycling) certification and are now the only certified recycling service provider in Southeastern Virginia.  We also were awarded a contract to handle e-Recycling for the Commonwealth in our surrounding three regions and received a $100,000, two-year grant from the Hampton Roads Community Foundation to establish an electronics recycling facility on the Southside.  

  • VersAbility successfully achieved ISO certification, receiving zero non-conformances.  This international accreditation will create jobs for people with disabilities by making our lines of business fully competitive. 

  • For the 2nd year in a row, VersAbility was honored by Inside Business Magazine as one of the “Roaring 20’s,” the fastest-growing companies in Hampton Roads in terms of employees and revenue.  We were the only nonprofit on this list, and our growth is in service to our mission.

 

In the next year, our goals include:

  • Strengthen use of assistive technologies to increase productivity and expand opportunities for individuals with disabilities.

  • Increase site inclusion where people with disabilities work in collaboration with people without disabilities.

  • Obtain funding for 24 individuals in our Employment Services program who lack support funding so that they may continue to earn wages and receive services.

  • Expand our number of business partnerships to provide diverse employment opportunities for individuals with developmental and other disabilities.

  • Expand our individual, planned giving, and membership campaigns to support our programs.

Needs
  • Funds for the 24 individuals in our Employment Services program who have no support funding. $10,000 provides one year of services for an unfunded individual with disabilities with the cost to VersAbility totaling over $200,000 a year. Your donation helps individuals with disabilities lead productive and fulfilling lives of their choosing. 

  • New business partners. Develop a partnership with VersAbility and watch your business thrive. Our large, flexible, and dedicated workforce performs a wide array of tasks and meets sudden business needs and deadlines. We also train employees to lend their skills to various workplaces, helping them become vital members of your team.

  • Old electronics including computers, laptops, cell phones, and printers to be donated for our e-Recycling Program. This program not only keeps this equipment out of area landfills, but it also provides jobs for individuals with disabilities. You can recycle your electronics by dropping them off at VersAbility’s sites in Hampton or Gloucester.

  • Adequate state funding for Medicaid Waiver slots to enable individuals with disabilities to receive the supports they need to live fulfilling lives of their choosing and adequate reimbursement rates for quality residential services.

  • Passionate advocates to join VersAbility in educating legislators and elected officials about the issues faced by individuals with disabilities.

  • Volunteers who are willing to donate their time and talent to helping us with our mission. 

Background

VersAbility Resources was founded in 1953 by a group of concerned parents who wanted to improve the quality of life for individuals with developmental disabilities on the Peninsula.  In its infancy, the organization’s primary goal was to establish services to fill the void that existed at that time.  VersAbility established special education classes in public schools, operated preschool classes to provide social opportunities for children with disabilities, and provided work opportunities for adults with disabilities.

 

Since that time, VersAbility has:

  • Expanded our Government Contracts program to include 11 regional and 2 nationwide contracts employing over 450 individuals with disabilities

  • Developed our Community Living program to meet the needs of individuals who are transitioning from state institutions to community-based supports through 10 community homes

  • Launched e-Recycling, X-ray digitization, and a document imaging line of business to create more jobs for individuals with disabilities

  • Began an early intervention program to provide tailored therapies to children with disabilities and delays

  • Been awarded a contract with the Commonwealth of Virginia to provide electronics recycling to three regions in the state

  • Assumed operations of the Lewis B. Puller Center in Gloucester to provide long-term employment and day support services to individuals with disabilities on the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck

 
Areas of Service
Areas Served
Area
In a specific U.S. city, cities, state(s) and/or region.
Gloucester County
King and Queen County
Lancaster County
Mathews County
Middlesex County
Northumberland County
Hampton Roads
Northern Neck
Southside Virginia
Other
Essex County
Richmond County
Westmoreland County
VersAbility Resources' service area includes the entire Hampton Roads region and the ten counties on the Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck. 
 
Through its government contracts, VersAbility also leverages employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities across the United States. 
Board Chair
Board Chair Rick Gallaer
Company Affiliation Pomoco Auto Group
Term Jan 2016 to Dec 2017
Email info@versability.org
Board of Directors
Board Members
NameAffiliation
Daniel Basnight Kaufman & Canoles, P.C.
Melanie Beale Dominion Virginia Power
Doug Burgoyne TowneBank
David Burley McDermott Ward
Cyndie Callaway Thomas Nelson Community College
Jeff Clemons Old Point National Bank
Jack Ezzell Zel Technologies
Rick Gallaer Pomoco Auto Group
Phyllis Henry Hampton School Board/Hampton City Schools, Retired
Ken Krakaur Sentara Health Care
La'Shawn Littles Thomas Nelson Community College
Rick Matthews Dixon Hughes Goodman
Ron Murray Newport News Shipbuilding
Kelly Musick Department of the Navy
Craig Quigley Hampton Roads Military and Federal Facilities Alliance
Robert Register Dominion Virginia Power
Jim Schloss Retired
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 2
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 15
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 13
Female 4
Governance
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Standing Committees
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Executive
Finance
Legislative
Nominating
Strategic Planning / Strategic Direction
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.
Executive Director
Executive Director Ms. Kasia Grzelkowski
Experience
Kasia Grzelkowski is the President/CEO of VersAbility Resources, a regional nonprofit organization providing comprehensive services for individuals with disabilities.  VersAbility Resources serves over 1,500 individuals with disabilities annually in employment, community living, day support and early childhood programs.  With over 1,000 employees and a budget of $43 million, VersAbility is a significant business and employer in the region.
 
Prior to joining VersAbility Resources, Kasia worked at United Way of the Virginia Peninsula as the Vice President of Community Building and in the City of Hampton’s Neighborhood Office.   Kasia is a graduate of the regional CIVIC Leadership Institute and the Leadership Institute of the Virginia Peninsula.  She received both her Bachelor’s degree in Government and her Master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from Cornell University.  She is active in several community organizations, including the Boards of Directors of the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce, The Arc of Virginia, and Peninsula Nonprofits United.  Kasia was the recipient of an Entrepreneurial Excellence Award from Inside Business in 2012.  She enjoys hiking, traveling, reading and live music.
Senior Staff
NameTitle
Ms. Sarah Sager Bowman Director of Marketing and Development
Mr. John Coffren Chief Human Resources Officer
Ms. Linda Kerns Director of Community Living
Mr. Whitney Lester Director of Business Development
Mr. David Neary Director of Government Contracts
Ms. Julie Palmer Quality and Compliance Officer
Ms. Tammy Robbs CFO
Mr. Jerry Twigg Senior Director of Business Services
Staff
Full Time Staff 900
Part Time Staff 21
Volunteers 0
Plans
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Date Strategic Plan Adopted 2014
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
Affiliations
AffiliationYear
Combined Federal Campaign2000
External Assessments and Accreditations
Assessment/AccreditationYear
Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) - Employment and Community Services - 3 Year Accreditation2015
Awards
Awards
Award/RecognitionOrganizationYear
R2 - Responsible Recycling CertificationPerry Johnson Registrars, Inc.2015
RIOS - Recycling Industry Operating Standard CertificationPerry Johnson Registrars, Inc.2015
Programs
Description

VersAbility has 13 government contracts at federal installations throughout the region and across the country at which 477 people with disabilities work alongside military and civilian personnel and earn competitive wages. We serve the Department of Defense as well as other government agencies.  Jobs include eyeglass manufacturing, switchboard operations, mail distribution, grounds maintenance, and food service.

 

VersAbility is also the prime contractor for two national contracts, on which we partner with sister agencies around the country. We are the prime contractor for ship provisioning services for the US Navy at nine sites, as well as a contract for the US Air Force to deliver military official and post mail at 10 Air Combat Command bases.  VersAbility is a recognized leader in managing government contracts and meeting stringent requirements and is frequently awarded new and challenging contracts because of our reputation to deliver quality work that meets the customer’s needs. 

 
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Budget $30,000,000.00
Long Term Success


Description More than 200 individuals with disabilities come to work each day in the on-site programs at VersAbility’s facilities in Hampton and Gloucester and 129 individuals are employed in the community through our Supported Employment program.

 

Our on-site program provides long-term employment and training to adults with developmental disabilities. Projects include light manufacturing for Alcoa Howmet, packaging a variety of materials for companies such as Solo and Fremont Die, disassembling and recycling computers, and coordinating mailings for companies such as the DAV and Colonial Williamsburg. VersAbility launched a document imaging program to help businesses and citizens create digital versions of their paper documents. A dedicated workforce of individuals with disabilities carefully scans customers’ files, which are then organized and indexed according to their specifications and put on the digital media of their choice.

 

VersAbility’s Supported Employment program helps businesses thrive while providing community jobs for individuals with disabilities. We create successful partnerships that benefit local businesses and give individuals with disabilities the opportunity to earn competitive wages, increase their independence, contribute to the local economy and make a difference in their community. Skilled job coaches provide individualized assessments, on-site job training and long-term supervision and support services to individuals though this program.

 

Employers benefiting from this program include Dan Daniels Distribution Center, Faneuil, Riverside, Sam Rust Seafood, and Target. Employees in this program earn over $1 million in wages each year. The average hourly wage is $9.50 per hour, with some individuals earning as much as $19.10 per hour.

Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Description

VersAbility operates ten homes that provide a safe, supportive environment for adults with disabilities in neighborhoods in Hampton and Newport News. Four to six individuals reside in each home. Staff provide direct support 24 hours a day to ensure each resident’s optimal health, safety, and well-being. Supports are individualized and usually include assistance with activities of daily living, obtaining medical care/treatment, participation in community activities, achievement of personal goals, and/or skill development (e.g. cooking, laundry, money management, social skills, etc.)

 

The Community Living program provides residential and day support services to 45 individuals with significant disabilities in Hampton, Newport News, and York County. VersAbility’s homes are unique in that they offer a variety of leisure and recreation opportunities to every resident. In 2015, we opened our tenth home in York County.

 
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Description

VersAbility’s Envisions Day Support program provides supports for over 50 adults with significant disabilities (e.g. intellectual, physical, emotional, and/or behavioral) that limit their ability to obtain employment. Individuals in this program may have worked earlier in their lives and chosen to “retire” to the Envisions program. Staff provide direct support to individuals to improve their quality of life by enhancing their use of daily living skills, making personal choices, achieving individual goals, and providing behavioral support. Participants are supported in becoming active members of their communities through frequent community outings and volunteer work. A certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist is available to develop supports, which maintain and enhance each individual’s health, as well as their social and recreational skills.

 
Population Served People/Families with of People with Disabilities
Description

VersAbility’s Early Prevention and Intervention for Children (EPIC) program assists infants and toddlers with developmental delays by assessing their needs and coordinating therapy programs so each child reaches his/her potential.  Parents are trained in developmental milestones, parenting skills, therapy techniques, and are given the support needed to assist their child.  Families are connected to therapists, early childhood educators, parenting classes, playgroups, and individual counseling as needed.

 

EPIC staff provide services in the home and daycare settings to teach parents the techniques they need to constantly reinforce their child’s development with the tools they have available.  This approach ensures that parents are able to further their child’s progress between therapy appointments and throughout their lives.  This strategic early investment prepares children with disabilities for success in school, work and life.  Approximately 811 children and their families receive services from the EPIC program each year.

 
Population Served Infants to Preschool (under age 5)
Fiscal Year
Projected Revenue $43,801,761.00
Projected Expenses $42,466,830.00
Form 990s
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
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Government Contributions$238,592$106,110$90,087
Federal------
State----$90,087
Local--$106,110--
Unspecified$238,592----
Individual Contributions$165,392$53,402$139,508
$102,437$114,044$121,222
$39,639,030$36,774,176$34,950,780
Investment Income, Net of Losses$2,282$2,677--
Membership Dues------
Special Events------
Revenue In-Kind$13,042$24,214--
Other$329,604$364,161$395,009
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$37,595,009$37,379,773$34,476,220
Administration Expense$1,246,756$203,295$508,310
Fundraising Expense$176,901$97,000--
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.040.991.02
Program Expense/Total Expenses96%99%99%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue35%35%0%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$18,178,809$16,419,877$17,679,617
Current Assets$10,212,290$8,200,441$9,579,946
Long-Term Liabilities$3,665,063$3,549,124$3,552,596
Current Liabilities$4,624,269$4,303,765$5,318,749
Total Net Assets$9,889,477$8,566,988$8,808,272
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities2.211.911.80
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets20%22%20%
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? No
State Charitable Solicitaions Permit
Solicitations Permit
Solicitations Permit Application Confirmation 5/2016View
VDACS registrationView