Kent-Sussex Industries, Inc. (KSI) is a private, not for profit vocational rehabilitation organization which serves the residents of Kent and Sussex Counties Delaware and is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors.
The mission of KSI is to provide person-centered supports to assist people with disabilities in the pursuit of their potential in employment and meaningful participation in their communities.
Approximately 300 individuals receive services per year. Program participants are referred to KSI by agencies such as the Division of Developmental Disabilities Services (DDDS), the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR), the Division for the Visually Impaired (DVI), Veterans Administration (VA), and various school districts. Services provided include transportation, vocational evaluation, Skill Development Center based pre-vocational services, community based work crews, supported employment, and competitive placement.
Originally known as the Golden Opportunity Center, Inc., KSI was founded in 1962 with a grant from Delaware Foundation Reaching Citizens with intellectual disABLITIES (DFRC). What began in a small facility in Camden, just south of Dover, Delaware grew over the next decade to include four satellite facilities. In 1985, programs in Woodside, Bridgeville, Dover and Milford were consolidated and moved to KSI's current location, a 77,000 sq. ft. plant, located at 301 N. Rehoboth Blvd, Milford, Delaware.
KSI is a full member agency of the United Way of Delaware and since 1980 has been accredited by the Commission for Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF).
Community awareness, involvement and support are critical to the success of this organization. We encourage tours of the facility and welcome the opportunity to have a KSI representative speak with your service club or organization. For more information about tours or a speaker, please contact our Community Relations Department at 302-422-4014 ext. 3015.