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About Wayne Opportunity Center:

Wayne Opportunity Center is a private non-profit 501(c)3 community-based rehabilitation facility.   We operate to provide services for persons with intellectual disabilities to assist them in performing at their highest vocational potential.  


The center was first established in 1964 as the "Wayne County Sheltered Workshop" and was housed in the basement of St. Stephens Episcopal Church.


After a few years, the center moved to Mulberry Street in the former Carolina Laundry Building. In 1989, the name was changed from "Wayne County Sheltered Workshop" to "Wayne Opportunity Center, Inc.". In 1995, the center moved to its main location where it is located today at 619 South George Street in the former Pepsi Cola Plant.

In 2006, Wayne Opportunity Center added the HOPE, Adult Developmental Vocational Program. Wayne Opportunity Center's programs serve 100+ people each year.

Today, the 619 South George Street location is the only main location for the center.  This location houses our CAP & ADVP programs, production centers, main offices, and classrooms.

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