Fact Sheet

2017 RCS Printable Fact Sheet


  • Nonprofit 501(c)(3) founded in 1955 by a group of parents and community supporters Incorporated as Rehabilitation Center of Sheboygan (RCS, Inc.)
  • Name change to RCS Empowers, Inc. in 2007
  • Move to 1607 Geele Ave. (old Plastics Engineering building plus new construction) completed in 2012.

Quick Facts

  • 105 staff plus 40 production workers
  • 557 adults with disabilities served in 2016

Services/Number of Participants Served

Day Services-189-(approximately 125 also spend some time in work at RCS)

  • 60 life enrichment classes to choose from, daily living skills, 800 community outings, art therapy
  • Annual Play with over 2,700 community members attending
  • Annual Community Art Show featuring 148+ artists and 800+ pieces of art work
  • RCS/Nourish Educational Garden
  • Aktion Club (Service club in partnership with Kiwanis Club)
  • Trips
  • Annual Prom

Prevocational Services-245

  • Work opportunities at North Plant, Packaging, Janitorial, Kitchen, Clerical
  • Rate of pay is $11.61 for subcontract and packaging work paid on a piece rate basis. RCS holds a Special Wage Certificate from the Department of Labor which allows RCS to pay participants based on productivity
  • Career exploration, volunteer experiences, and soft skill development lead to employment in the community

Employment Services-346

  • Job placement, job coaching, assessments, transition services for high school students, benefits analysis
  • 68 people hired through RCS in 2016
  • Over 100 Sheboygan County employers partner with RCS to provide employment opportunities
  • RCS exceeds Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development targets for successful placements

Birth to Three

  • Service coordination for children with disabilities

Business Operations

  • Packaging department fills over 6 million household fastener packages annually
  • Largest contract is Menards
  • North Plant performs subcontract work for over 60 businesses: assembly, collating, shrink wrapping, high speed packaging, silk screening, boxing, labeling
  • Janitorial training program cleans RCS buildings as well as contracted sites in the community


Family Care, State DWD-Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, Iris, Sheboygan County Health and Human Services, school districts, private pay

  • 32.94% of RCS Empowers funding for services comes from – County, State (Family Care, Iris, DVR), schools, private pay
  • 67.06% of RCS Empowers Funding for services comes from – business services-subcontract,  packaging, janitorial,  rental income, and donations