Wiregrass Rehab Center opens new service center

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DOTHAN, AL (WSFA) - For over fifty years the Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center has been working to provide people with physical limitations a chance to earn a living.

Monday the WRC opened their brand new work services center, which will allow the center more space to help more people find jobs.

For the more than 200 people learning countless skills at the Wiregrass Rehabilitation Center they will soon be learning in a new facility.

The rehab center cut the ribbon on their new work services center, expanding their training and work opportunities.

"It means a lot to me they're helping me find a job and everything," says Rachel Russo, who is learning skills at the rehab center.

"As things moved to china we realized we had to change the things we were doing, so we didn't have the space and the building we had wasn't accessible so this facility solves it all and it's one hundred percent accessible to any person," says Dr. Jack Sasser, administrator for the WRC.

"When you can take someone that has a disability and allow them to be able to do something that fundamentally changes their life's that's really what his program is all about," added Gov. Bob Riley.

And those life changing skills learned has resulted in five million dollars spent annually in the wiregrass.

The rehab center offers job training and employment in laundry, data destruction and vocational skills.

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