- Next week we will begin providing remote services to individuals whose usual services have been closed or disrupted. Be sure to “like” and “follow” our new VTC Friends and Family Facebook page which was created to help support this project. We intend to increase our efforts over the next several weeks to allow all interested individuals to be able to access these services.
- The ‘A’ Street Café is closed and is no longer accepting take-out orders.
- Please note that most businesses are now requiring anyone who enters their buildings to wear a mask, including customers.
- The governor’s shelter at home order issued March 19, 2020 remains in effect and based on directions provided by the Department of Developmental Services, all of the following are CLOSED: Adult Day Services, Community Day Services, The ‘A’ Street Café, Innovative Printing Solutions, Hidden Treasures Thrift Store.
- Some of our individuals are employed at local essential businesses, and we are continuing to provide job support services to them.
- Our government contracts continue to operate: Vandenberg Air Force Base, Naval Base Ventura County, Custodial Contracts in Santa Maria and Oxnard.
- Administrative staff are working remotely to support the businesses, contracts and services that are still operating.
- Guidance from the Santa Barbara County Health Department has recommended that people cover their face in addition to observing proper social distancing when in the community/out in public. In the rare instance it is not required by the proprietor of a business, we are encouraging VTC employees working in the community to wear a mask (need not be a N95 mask) and for all VTC employees to consider wearing a mask when they are in the community for any reason.
VTC is constantly monitoring COVID-19 information from applicable regulatory agencies. Please reach out to me (805)-695-2293 or your supervisor if you have questions or are unclear about how to proceed at any point.
Your Potential ♦ Our Mission
The mission of VTC Enterprises is to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve their life goals.
Our 2019 Elks Rodeo Queen, Nerissa Arellano!
Nerissa raised $379,345 for VTC!
In just 8 weeks, Nerissa Arellano, senior at Righetti High School raised over $379,000 to help individuals with intellectual and physical disabilities receiving services at VTC.
My name is Nerissa Arellano and it is my privilege to be the Candidate representing VTC Enterprises in the 2019 Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Queen Competition. I am truly excited for this opportunity to get involved with the community, get the community involved with VTC, and to raise funds for such a great organization!
I am 18 years old and a senior at Ernest Righetti High School. Aside from my academic studies, I am an active member in both the Future Farmers of America organization and 4-H. Showing animals competitively is something I am passionate about and have been participating in for 7 years, showing pigs specifically for the past six. After high school I plan to attend Allan Hancock College for my Business Administration Transfer Degree, then move on to a 4-year college in Northern California (preferably Sacramento State University, UC Santa Cruz, or Chico State) where I will study English and Liberal Studies to reach my goal of becoming an English teacher.
VTC Enterprises, whose mission is to assist individuals with disabilities to achieve their life goals, has a solid home in my heart. My mother has worked there for 20 years, and during that time I have gotten to know and interact with most of the individuals at the organization. Additionally, I have had the pleasure of volunteering for all of VTC’s Rodeo Queen Campaigns. These past 5 years as I watched each candidate work, grow and stretch herself beyond what she thought possible, I dreamed of running for Rodeo Queen one day too.
Now my dream is becoming real, and I am eager to pour myself into this endeavor with a passion to support the work of VTC, strengthen our Central Coast community, and further my own development as a young woman who will make a positive difference today and in the future. I am very thankful for the amazing support of my parents, Jose and Brenda Arellano, and from my younger brother Noah. My family is a continual inspiration to me of community involvement, generosity, persistence and dedication.
I am forever grateful to have this opportunity to run for Santa Maria Elks Rodeo Queen and honored to be serving our community and the people of VTC Enterprises. Thank you!
You Can Help VTC Enterprises Achieve Its Mission
’To assist youth and adults with disabilities or other limitations in choosing and achieving their life goals’