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Our Philosophy

TRICO Opportunities, Inc. (TRICO) works to remove barriers to employment for persons with disabilities. Program Participants work to achieve the goal of independent, competitive employment through TRICO’s careful planning and delivery of vocational rehabilitation services from qualified and experienced professionals. TRICO’s work is not directly supported through local, state or federal funding, except for limited transportation monies to help with vehicle purchases. All programming, product development, and service delivery is funded through product sales, "fee for services" contracts with partner organizations, and private donations.

Mission Statement

The mission of TRICO Opportunities, Inc. is to assist persons with disabilities in maximizing their abilities and capabilities so as to become self-reliant and as self-supporting as possible. This outcome will be achieved by harnessing all available resources to deliver vocational rehabilitation and support services in a professional manner that treats all persons with dignity and respect.

Woman working in the recycling area and smiling

TRICO Opportunities, Inc. is a 501(c)(3)

Not For Profit Organization

Serving Dickinson and Iron Counties

in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

and Florence and Marinette Counties in Wisconsin

Rights Under Title VI

TRICO Opportunities, Inc. is committed to ensuring that no person is excluded from participation in, or denied the benefits of , its transit services on the basis of race, color, or national origin as protected by Title VI in Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Circular 4702.1.A. 

If you feel you are being denied participation in or being denied benefits of the transit services provided by TRICO Opportunities, Inc., or otherwise being discriminated against because of your race, color, national origin, gender, age, or disability, contract the TRICO offices at 610 North Hooper Street,  Kingsford, MI  49802 - 5400

(906) 774-5718


TRICO Opportunities was founded in 1968 by local concerned citizens and parents who saw a need to open employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

Today TRICO Opportunities  Staff and Employees and annually serve approximately 100 Program Participants across Dickinson and Iron Counties in Michigan, and parts of Florence and Marinette Counties in Wisconsin.  

Company Overview

TRICO Opportunities, Inc. (TRICO) is a private, not-for-profit organization. We provide vocational rehabilitation services to individuals living in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan and Northeastern Wisconsin. TRICO offers the following programs and rehabilitation services: vocational evaluation, career exploration, rehabilitation planning and vocational counseling, organizational and supported employment, customized employment, and job placement assistance.

In addition, we provide contract work and products through our recycling and products department. TRICO's recycling program includes document destruction and recycling of paper and cardboard as well as production and sales of compost. Recent contract work done includes packaging, stenciling, collating, lawn care, and general cleaning services work.

TRICO Opportunities, Inc. has built a solid reputation in providing comprehensive vocational rehabilitation programs, efficient and cost effective services, and quality products. We are a member of the Michigan Association of Rehabilitation Organizations (MARO) and have received certification through the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Program, and SourceAmerica.

Functional Areas
  • Vocational Rehabilitation services                                           

  • Recycling paper, newsprint, and cardboard

  • Confidential Document Destruction Services

  • Compost development, bagging, and sales

  • Contract work including assembly/packaging and lawn care and cleaning services

Industry Partners
  • Local and Regional Businesses

  • U. S. Government

  • State of Michigan

  • School Districts

  • Hospitals

  • Social Service and Mental Health Agencies

  • Departments of Rehabilitation

  • The Veterans Administration 

Company Demographics

NAICS Codes:      

314129  314911  314999 

321912  321920  321999

624120  624310

CCR Registered

What is Person-Centered Planning? 

The purpose of the community mental health system is to support adults and children with intellectual and developmental disabilities, adults with serious mental illness and co-occurring disorders (including co-occurring substance abuse disorders), and children with serious emotional disturbance to live successfully in their communities—achieving community inclusion and participation, independence, and productivity. Person-Centered Planning (PCP) enables individuals to identify and achieve their personal goals.


PCP, as defined by the Michigan Mental Health Code (the Code), “means a process for planning and supporting the person receiving services that builds upon his or her capacity to engage in activities that promote community life and that honors the person's choices, and abilities. The PCP process involves families, friends, and professionals as the person desires or requires.” MCL 330.1700(g).


PCP is a way for people to plan their lives in their communities, set the goals that they want to achieve, and develop a plan for how to accomplish them. PCP is required by state law (the Michigan Mental Health Code (the Code)) and federal law (the Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Final Rule and the Medicaid Managed Care Rules) as the way that people receiving services and supports from the community mental health system plan how those supports are going to enable them to achieve their life goals. The process is used to plan the life that the person aspires to have, considering various options—taking the individual’s goals, hopes, strengths, and preferences and weaving them into plans for the future. Through PCP, a person is engaged in decision-making, problem solving, monitoring progress, and making needed adjustments to goals and supports and services provided in a timely manner. PCP is a process that involves support and input from those people who care about the person doing the planning. The PCP process is used any time an individual’s goals, desires, circumstances, choices, or needs change.  While PCP is the required planning approach for mental health and I/DD services provided by the CMHSP system, PCP can include planning for other public supports and privately-funded services chosen by the person.




June 5, 2017

Equal Employment Opportunity

TRICO Opportunities, Inc. (TRICO) provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment and/or services without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, TRICO complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


TRICO expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, height, weight, marital status, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of TRICO’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including termination of employment.

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