TVW is a non-profit started in 1967 by a former special needs teacher, Hildah Highbe. Hildah saw a need for programs after high school graduation for adults with disabilities. At the time, there were limited choices in employment and day programs. TVW began a workshop where people could come and earn wages and be more self-sufficient.
Over the years, TVW is transforming from a sheltered workshop and is placing individuals in community-integrated employment.
TVW also offers a day program called Vanguard. Vanguard offers community-enrichment programs and takes people with disabilities into the community for life-enriching activities.