Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Altoona Office

Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)


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General Information
Description of ServiceThe Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, or OVR, provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. OVR provides services to eligible individuals with disabilities, both directly and through a network of approved vendors. Services are provided on an individualized basis. The OVR counselor, during face-to-face interviews, assists customers in selecting their choice of vocational goals, services and service providers. An Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) is developed, outlining a vocational objective, services, providers and responsibilities. Certain services are subject to a Financial Needs Test (FNT) and may require financial participation by the customer. Counseling and guidance, diagnostic services, assessments, information and referral, job development and placement, and personal services such as readers or sign language interpreters are provided at no cost to the individual. Also, by law OVR customers receiving Social Security benefits for their disability (SSI, SSDI) are exempt from OVR’s Financial Needs Test.
LocationBlair
Geographical AreaBedford, Blair, Centre, Fulton and Huntingdon Counties.
Facility/ADA AccessYes for entrance to building, within the building, and restrooms.
Helpful TipsWhen going to the website www.dli.state.pa.us, click on "Disability Services" to access information on the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation.
 
Client Information
Intended ParticipantsAdults and older adults.
GenderEither
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Ms. Pamela Montgomery
Contact's Position District Administrator
Contact's Phone 814-946-7240
Contact's Email pmontgomer@state.pa.us
Physical Site Address 1 1130 Twelfth Avenue
Physical Site Address 2 Suite 500
Physical Site City, State, Zip Altoona, PA 16601
Main Phone 814-946-7240
TDD Phone 814-946-7240
Other Phone 800-442-6343
Fax 814-949-7918
Web Address www.dli.state.pa.us
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
Affiliated Program: Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)
This Service: Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Altoona Office
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Comprehensive Disability Related Employment Programs (ND-6500.1500)