Industries is a nonprofit, human services agency, which helps
people with developmental and physical disabilities improve
the quality of their lives. Our goal is to provide the vocational
training and skill development for individuals to grow to their
Our services support, educate and empower
people with disabilities to be employed and live full and independent
lives filled with everyday joys and accomplishments.
People with developmental and physical disabilities
also dream of having a job, a social life with friends and coworkers,
and being independent, no different than your own dreams. SUNCOM
offers people with disabilities the opportunity to achieve these
goals and live their dream.
View a list of SUNCOM
Board Members here.
Our mission is to promote socialization
and provide vocational assessment, training and employment opportunities
to enable persons with disabilities to fulfill their greatest
potential within the community.
In 1966, a group of people recognized
the need to help people with disabilities achieve their fullest
potential. With a strong desire to make a difference in people's
lives and a total of fifty dollars in cash, this group of twenty-seven
business leaders, professionals and citizens of the community,
organized to form the non-profit corporation called SUNCOM Industries.
Initially, funds were raised through donations
and grants. A building was purchased south of Sunbury and set
up as a training center and workshop. In 1969 SUNCOM began operations
with a staff of three serving three people with disabilities.
Today, a staff of 150 provides training
for independent skill development, vocational work skill enhancement,
and community involvement. We serve over 450 people in two vocational
rehabilitation facilities, three adult training programs, two
Community Unity sites and a supported placement program.