Mission Statement: To enhance the productivity and quality of life of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families by providing services which teach valuable skills, encourage independence, and promote the overall health of the individual and his/her vital contribution to the community.
VIP Industries is one of the largest sheltered workshops in the state of Missouri and has been in operation for over 45 years. With over 175 employees and staff, we offer packaging, assembly and production, distribution and warehousing, recycling, and security shredding services.
If you are interested in learning more about us, or would like to see our facilities in person, we encourage you to stop by our Cape Girardeau location and request a tour. Tours are given Tuesday through Friday, 9 am to 3 pm. Appointments are appreciated but not necessary. We are proud of what we do and the people we work with every day. Come visit us and see for yourself!
In addition to providing a place of employment for individuals with disabilities, we also provide programs which benefit their mental and physical health. With that overall goal in mind we have established organizations for advocacy and housing.
The Association for persons with Intellectual Disabilities (AID) was established to provide social services such as health screenings, cultural art activities, recreational events, advocacy, and case management.
Regency Management was established to provide residential and assisted living facilities for the mentally handicapped and developmentally disabled.
To find out more about these and other services, please explore the links throughout this site.
"You might find housing or you might find work, but this is the only place you find it all in one place." --Janet Lakner
"I'm thankful to VIP because they stepped up and helped when others wouldn't." --Ed Roberts
"I just think VIP is a great place. I'm glad it exists. If Sammy didn't have it, he would have no place to go." --Yvette West
"I like all the social activities they have and the work ethic and the atmosphere - it is a very relaxed atmosphere." --Ruth Ansberry
"I think the whole program is fantastic." --John Sanders
"I would have paid to have her work there. She was happy there and she had her friends there. She was in it from the beginning. She just loved it. She was so happy." --Lillian Jones
"It (having a job at VIP Industries) adds structure to his day, which is an important stabilizing influence on his behavior, gives him a feeling of self-worth, and helps him to feel part of the community." --Marie Bragdon