DOCO Sheltered Workshop

Providing dignified and meaningful employment

Giving the disabled workers of Ava and Douglas County a safe, supportive, and productive environment allowing them to reach their own full potential.

A safe work experience

DOCO has been a part of the Ava, Missouri community since 1978.  Our mission is to provide a safe and positive atmosphere for employees with disabilities to reach their full potential, regardless of their physical or mental limitations.  Our employees manufacture products that are shipped and utilized worldwide and provide services that are an integral part of our local community. Our motto is to "Lead with Kindness" and we strive to live that everyday.

We are much more than their employer!

Whether you are a caregiver, parent or group home administrator, DOCO, Inc. Sheltered Workshop provides a safe and supportive work environment for people with disabilities. They are trained for their job, have proper supervision throughout their workday, earn money, and we even provide transportation to and from work.
  • For the parent, this can be needed respite and it builds the self-esteem of your son or daughter.
  • For the professional caregiver, having dignified and meaningful work for your client in a real non-profit business can enrich their life and help them grow as a person.

Current News

Picture of employee Steven at the Egg Room

A look inside our Egg Room

Easter eggs made at DOCO are snapped in six colors, with one piece of candy (or a toy) inside each one. Careful supervision is made to ensure that every egg is made correctly, and they are shipped in a variety of these colors.

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Picture of 3 employees posing for photo in the dance

Our First Dance!

Recently, DOCO co-hosted their first-ever dance!  Held at the Mountain Grover sheltered workshop (Unique Services), our employees enjoyed a night of dinner and dancing!  Spaghetti and desserts were on the menu, served by the lovely ladies from different Mountain Grove churches.

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Picture of employee David at his workstation

Easter with the DOCO Team!

Having a supportive and healthy work environment is important for everyone, and that includes our certified employees.

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