HELP U Shred provides secure document destruction and recycling for individuals and businesses of all sizes at competitive rates and critical job skills training for adults who have developmental disabilities. Following industry standards for HIPPA compliance and chain of custody security HELP U Shred is your local, reliable resource to prevent identity theft and finally get rid of those old files and papers.
HELP U Shred is one of HELP Foundation’s vocational programs preparing people with disabilities for success in independent community employment. Employees at HELP U Shred work in a supported environment to develop transferrable skills and appropriate workplace behaviors that can be applied at any place of employment. Our staff teach all employees the importance of punctuality, appropriate workplace manners and behavior, and staying focused on performing their jobs thoroughly through the end of their scheduled shifts. Employees work through a job skill ladder, beginning with basic skills like sorting and removing staples and paper clips, feeding the shredding machines, handling the bulk shredded material, and performing pick-ups with staff at our customer’s locations. Each of these jobs is a necessary function of the business, so employees are fulfilled knowing that their individual tasks contribute to the overall success of HELP U Shred.
All of HELP’s programs, from our residential sites, summer program, and daytime programs for adults work towards empowering consumers to have as much independence as possible. HELP U Shred prepares consumers for employment in the community, and also pays each consumer the full minimum wage for their work. This is uncommon for vocational programs of this kind as many opt to pay consumers sub-minimum wage or piecework pay. At HELP, we know the positive impact that even the minimum wage can have for these consumers on their quest for independence.
Thanks to the success of our HELP U Shred program in Euclid, we opened a second location this year in Northfield to provide vocational training for consumers in Summit County. Our productivity has increased with our new addition, so HELP U Shred now has the capacity to accept more contracts to service our community partners. HELP U Shred offers one time drop offs, regularly scheduled pickups, containers for your office, and flexible contracts all at competitive pricing.
If you are interested in contracting services with HELP U Shred, please contact Cathy Rush at 216.432.4810 x333 or Rushc@helpfoundationinc.org. Let her know you read our story in the Observer and you will receive your first 10 lbs of shredding free!
HI! I'm Rachel McKelvey. I am the Manager of Development & Communications at HELP Foundation, Inc. in Euclid. HELP is an agency that serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities through residential, day support, and vocational programs. It is my job to get the word out about the incredible work we do and engage the community in our mission. I hope you enjoy reading about HELP and will consider attending one of our events, volunteering, or sharing our stories with your networks!