Finding the right job for each person is the cornerstone of our employment success.

Vista Life offers specialized competitive employment services to assess, prepare, and guide individuals through the employment process. With more than 65 community business partners, we can place individuals in competitively paid jobs. Because of our individualized approach, over 80% Of Vista Life students and members ready and seeking employment, are competitively paid.

Through Employment Services we offer:

  • Job Development
  • Employment Assessments
  • Start-up or Retraining Employment Supports
  • Employment Follow-up
  • Assisted Employment
  • 1-to-1 Supported Employment and Training/Retraining Service

After the hiring process, our professional and experienced team of job developers and coaches assist with training and acclimation to newly secured jobs. 

Ventures Business Services

Ventures Business Services was established by Vista Life in 2013 to offer additional paid job opportunities for our students and members. These jobs come through contracts with local companies for fulfillment work, state contracts, commercial cleaning, and property maintenance. It now employs nearly 40 students and members.


Located in the heart of downtown Madison, CT, Creations is a unique, nonprofit gift shop filled with the work of more than 500 independent artisans from around the globe, including several talented Vista Life artists. In addition to selling the work of several Vista Life artisans, Creations employs 3 Vista Life members. 

If you are interested in hearing more about our Employment Services, please contact our Admissions Department at admissions@vistalifeinnovations.org