PWC in the Spotlight
Updated: Apr 9, 2020
VGM Live at Home featured People Working Cooperatively in their newsletter this month. Click here to see the full article!
The home accessibility industry is all about one thing: helping people. We help make households safer and more accessible so our clients can continue to live in the place they call home. However, those most in need of home modifications are often not in a spot financially to do so.
For those struggling to make necessary renovations, there’s People Working Cooperatively (PWC), a nonprofit organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio. They serve low‐income households by providing critical home repairs, energy conservation, and modification for mobility services. What began as a small, two-man operation in 1975 has grown to a robust group of more than 120 licensed, professionally trained staff members and administrative personnel and over 4,000 volunteers.
“We were established as a job training organization teaching construction skills," said Jock Pitts, president of PWC. "As programs developed, we began providing home repairs for the elderly, persons with disabilities and other low‐income individuals, and our mission adjusted to that focus. Today, they perform nearly 10,000 services each year to help some of the most vulnerable populations in Ohio, northern Kentucky, and southwestern Indiana.