About Our Organization

Together we can make a difference

What's Our Mission

To provide meaningful and innovative experiences to enhance the lives of the people we serve

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Founded in 1979

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Facility in North Carolina


Businesses Supported

Life is more than work, so WE do more than work

We Build Lives, We Empower, We Help Businesses.

Wake Enterprises offers a variety of services to overcome barriers to employment. For adults needing a structured environment, we operate a 20,000 square foot work site in Raleigh, NC. Participants receive valuable job skills while completing contracts for local businesses. They earn a paycheck for the work they complete and gain work skills to take back into the community. In addition, with our supported employment and individual job placement, our employment specialist works with individual participants to find jobs within their community.


In addition to being a human service agency, Wake Enterprises is also a business dedicated to providing quality subcontracting, outsourcing, and fulfillment services at a fair price.  Our Participants receive job training in areas such as electronic subassembly, corrugated box and insert assembly, shrink-wrapping, and more. By contracting with Wake Enterprises, companies have access to a dependable workforce that provides quality work on time and can avoid wasting payroll dollars by utilizing the Business Services we provide.


How did we get to this point? This is our story.

Founded in 1979, Wake Enterprises, Inc (WE) provides vocational and social opportunities for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and became the first agency in North Carolina offering supported employment in 1982.  WE serves adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, down syndrome, traumatic brain injuries, and seizure disorders.

Your Donations Matter

Wake Enterprises is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Our funding comes from a variety of sources including government, grants, private providers and contract revenues. Nevertheless, funding never meets our needs to provide the full range of services we would like.

Who We Need

Friendly, caring, energetic, patient, and reliable candidates who are passionate about working with adults with developmental disabilities. Candidates are matched with specific participants based on compatibility.
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Find Us

WE are located at 3548 Bush St in Raleigh, NC
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Meet our Team

We would love for you to join us on this mission of helping others