SKILS’KIN was organized in 1969 (under the name Pre-Vocational Training Center) by concerned families and business leaders in Spokane, Washington, to provide services to Spokane area adults with developmental, physical, and mental disabilities.
SKILS’KIN is a community-based, not-for-profit agency.
SKILS’KIN is a Native American word meaning a place where a person goes to seek personal identity and self-empowerment. Our programs have continued to grow and adapt to the most pressing needs of the community. Through our continuing commitment to work together with our many friends and business partners in the community, we are able to assist people with a wide variety of disabilities to become more self-reliant and economically self-sufficient. It is our belief that each person, regardless of his or her abilities, is an individual capable of growing, learning, developing, and changing; that the services and supports we offer should be designed to maximize this potential and to increase independence and full inclusion into the community.
To Provide Supports and Services to adults with disabilities to expand their employment and living opportunities.
To be recognized, in the Communities in which we operate, as the premier employer and provider of services to people with disabilities.
Accountability is the acknowledgement and assumption of responsibility for actions, decisions, and policies. This includes the obligation to report, explain and be answerable for resulting consequences.
Understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. It is understanding each other; moving beyond simple tolerance to embrace and celebrate the rich dimensions of each individual.
The creation of more effective products, processes, services, technologies, or ideas.
The honesty and accuracy of one’s actions.