Achievement through Learning, Inclusion, and Choice

Programs & Services

Community Focused Services

VARC, Inc. provides a wide array of services to our clientele. At VARC, we understand that each person is an individual, and has unique preferences and abilities. Our customized programming allows each client to experience their community as they would like.

A variety of recreational, vocational, community-oriented and employment-related activities are offered to meet the desires of all participants. All programs are designed to improve the well-being of those we serve, and are driven by our mission to remove barriers of those with varying abilities. Each program takes into account the client’s requirements, preferences, and goals, and is individualized to meet their desired outcomes.

VARC, Inc. currently provides these services to over 800 clients in twelve different locations, and has maintained its commitment to assisting those with obstacles to employment find fulfillment in their lives through meaningful activities and independent lifestyles. Our individualized, community-focused programming allows for all individuals to participate in their choice of services.

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Juneau Day Services clients went on a social outing to the Mauston Park Oasis Restaurant & Bakery! 🧁

 Our clients had the chance to develop and practice their social skills while having fun connecting with others in a new environment. 🧡 These kinds of experiences provide valuable opportunities for personal growth—and you can tell from the look on Christians face that he sure enjoyed himself! 😁

 Big thank you to the staff at Park Oasis for their great service and welcoming atmosphere. 👏Image attachment
Heres a flashback to April when our clients learned about our earth and the flora and fauna that populate it. 🌳🌿

Our Earth, Our Responsibility was the theme that week in our Day Services programming. 🌎 Nate and Sam enjoyed some hands-on learning about how pesticides can be absorbed into plants with a fun experiment using celery and food dye!  🤓🌱Image attachment
Congratulations to Community Support Assistant Lacey Van Fossen on her recent Outstanding Performance Award! 🥳👏

President/CEO Elizabeth Filter made a surprise visit to Kwik Trip in Portage, where Lacey was providing employment support to our client, Travis. 🤲 Lacey was awarded this honor for her great demonstration of teamwork and dedication to clients success. 🏆Travis even mentioned that he loved working with Lacey as his coach, proving this award was well-deserved! Well done, Lacey! 🧡
Heres a follow-up on our Supported Employment client, Douglas—this is a picture of him on his first day of his internship at the Bargain Nook! 🤩

A special shout-out to Robin the store manager, for showing Douglas how to hang up clothing. 👚👖
La Crosse Day Services clients took advantage of the awesome weather and headed up to Grandad’s Bluff to take in the views! ☀️ The combo of fresh air and movement is the ultimate mood booster. 😎 

We currently have openings in our La Crosse Day Services program—head to our website to learn more!

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More Than Just a Service Provider

VARC, Inc. believes that experiencing success and acceptance allows individuals to make decisions, explore opportunities, and become more independent in their lives. VARC is highly experienced in meeting the needs of individuals with disabilities through providing the following services:

Employment and Training

Pre-vocational training is an area of VARC, Inc.’s expertise. Our service provides a variety of prevocational and vocational services that are specifically designed to assist our clientele in improving their work skills and objectives. We provide services to individuals that have never experienced work as well as individuals returning to the work force, and customize an employment plan to assist all clients in being as successful as possible.

One of VARC’s largest areas of success lies in its ability to assist individuals in meeting their employment goals within their broader community. Insite was developed to focus on providing clients assistance with finding and maintaining the right employment match. Learn more about Insite by clicking here.

Skills Enrichment

Skills Enrichment is designed to assist our clients in developing skills in the areas of daily living, socialization and recreation, basic general education, and community living. An individualized service plan is developed to assist each participant in gaining the necessary skills to live fulfilling and productive lives. Individual instruction, role modeling, small and large group activities and access to community resources, are utilized to meet each individuals’ varying requirements. Our staff are also well-trained in providing personal cares to those who may require them.

Recovery Informed Employment

VARC’s Good Bean Café is a recovery-informed business model which provides a supportive place of employment where adults can work alongside others in various points of their recovery journeys. While gaining valuable occupational skills, participants can overcome employment barriers while also earning income that reinforces self-sustainability.  Trained in recovery informed care, VARC staff are well equipped to support employees during relapse or difficulty.  The Good Bean training program utilizes a customizable timeframe based on individual needs.

Life Skills

VARC prides itself in customization. Through Life Skills, clients discover their skills, abilities, and career path. They develop fundamental, intermediate and advanced employment skills, interviewing techniques, application completion, and more. They also learn about team work, communication, how to use public transportation, and attend business tours. Life Skills also encompasses Supportive Home Care services, assisting clients with tasks such as money management, personal cares, recreational activities, and mobility training, among many others.

In 2017, VARC broadened its service expertise and began serving children with disabilities. VARC provides support services, assisting children and families to gain access to and utilize the resources within their community. In addition, VARC provides after-school and summer programming for children and youth ages 3-18, offering a range of structured learning experiences and supervision.


VARC, Inc. is the licensee of two residential homes, meeting the needs of individuals requiring specialized services. Our relaxing and comfortable residential facilities provide a stable and accepting environment that encourages independence toward each of our residents. VARC believes that supporting an individual means supporting their involvement within their community. VARC’s residential services promote choice and accessibility to community activities that include supports and supervision that is customized for each resident.


Transportation is offered in combination with a number of VARC’s services. VARC has a fleet of over 30 buses, and has the capability of transporting individuals that utilize wheelchairs, or require specialized transportation. VARC’s Bus Drivers are highly trained in safely providing services and always use the highest level of dignity and respect with clients. VARC can customize transportation options for those who may require this service during non-standard hours, or who may need one-on- one support during their transport.

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