Empowering Those with Disabilities

Empowering Those with Disabilities




Nobis Works (known as Tommy Nobis Center until 2012) is Georgia’s second largest nonprofit employer of individuals with disabilities. Nobis Works’ mission is to develop and provide job training, employment and vocational support for youth and adults with all types of disabilities and barriers to employment.

Founded in 1977 by a group of parents and teachers, along with Atlanta Falcons linebacker Tommy Nobis, this community rehab program operates throughout Metro Atlanta and in 15 states. Nobis Works’ professionals have assisted more than 24,000 individuals in gaining independence, confidence – and a paycheck.

Individuals We Serve

Nobis Works serves individuals with all types of disabilities, including:

  • Developmental: 21%
  • Learning: 36%
  • Psychiatric: 20%
  • Medical/Physical: 19%
  • Brain Injury: 2%
  • Sensory (vision & hearing): 3 %

How We Serve

Four groups work under the Nobis Works umbrella to provide job training, employment, ongoing vocational support and business solutions:

Tommy Nobis Center is our job-training and employment service and the name of our headquarters facility in Marietta, Ga. Here and at work sites in the community, Rehabilitation Services professionals provide job-training and employment services in FY 2013 for 694 youth & adults with disabilities.

Nobis Enterprises offers business solutions for federal, state and local governments. Employees with disabilities provide administrative, mailroom, janitorial & other support services. In 2013, our team staffed HUD administrative services offices in 15 states. We provide mailroom services to the CDC and administrative support for the Department of Justice in five Georgia cities. Nobis Enterprises also provides Drug Test Kits to numerous State of Georgia agencies.

Business Solutions offers customers cost-effective, high quality production and fulfillment solutions from the 39,000 square-foot Nobis Works warehouse. The facility is equipped with six loading docks, forklifts, shrink wrappers, heat sealers and L-sealers. Our team offers kit packing, assembly, light manufacturing, warehousing/distribution and more.

Nobis Works’ Vehicle Donation Program helps provide job-training and employment services to youth and adults with all types of disabilities and other barriers to employment. In 2013, 596 donated vehicles brought sales of $559,200 that went directly towards helping clients uncover their purpose and find workplace success. Your vehicle donation also may provide an income tax deduction for you. Call 1-866-NOBIS AUTO (1-866-662-4728) for more information on how to donate.


Our electronics recycling program was created in 2009 to provide sustainable recycling jobs for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment, and to generate revenue to maintain and grow the mission of Nobis Works, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

The result: a triple bottom line…a social mission of providing jobs for people with disabilities, an environmental mission of protecting the planet and an economic mission of giving back to the community by employing people who will become taxpayers instead of tax consumers. More than 60 Reworx employees work at our R2 certified and ISO14001 registered 150,000 square-foot facility in Kennesaw, Ga., processing around one million pounds of eWaste monthly.

How it Works

Individuals or companies may bring electronic recyclables to the Reworx location in Kennesaw, Ga. A charge applies for TVs and CRT monitors. Contact Reworx for details.

Items that can be Recycled

PCs including laptops, tablets, smart phones, gaming systems/components, cell phones, DISH/DirecTV boxes, telephones, microwaves, stereos, toasters, copiers, printers, VCRs and DVD players, alarm clocks, remote controls, MP3 players, disk drives, camcorders, speakers, fax machines and more.

Facility Security

Reworx is fully protected by security systems including digital cameras, a third-party security guard service, key-card controls, metal detection at access/egress, controlled entrance and exit for employees and visitor escort policies. Strict hiring practices include professional and criminal background checks.

Editor’s note: For more, nobisworks.org; (770) 427-9000; 1480 Bells Ferry Road Marietta, Georgia 30066

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