Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Vocational Rehabilitation Services - Montgomery; Norristown


Send the URL of this service profile via SMS text message.
Enter Phone Number:
(Full US mobile number of recipient, eg. 1-303-555-1234) 
 


 
Data Provided By
2-1-1 SEPA 2-1-1 SEPA - 2-1-1 SEPA
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. Statewide there are 21 District Offices staffed with trained, professional Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors which serve Pennsylvania in all 67 counties. The Hiram G. Andrews Center in Johnstown provides vocational training and comprehensive rehabilitation services to people from across the state. OVR’s Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services also provides specialized services to blind and visually impaired individuals. These services are designed to increase an individual’s independence and employability. OVR's central administrative offices in Harrisburg provide technical assistance to local district offices in order to improve service delivery.
LocationMontgomery
Geographical AreaBucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery; PA
Intake ProcedureCall for information.
 
Fees or Charges
Fee AmountsCall for information
 
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 1875 New Hope Street
Physical Site City, State, Zip Norristown, PA 19401
Main Phone 484-250-4340
TDD Phone 888-616-0470
Other Phone 800-221-1042
Service Location Email tokon@pa.gov
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Affiliated Program: Vocational Rehabilitation Services - Montgomery; Norristown
This Service: Vocational Rehabilitation Services
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Functional Disabilities (YF-2200)
Job Situations (ND-3600)
Occupational Therapy (LR-6200)
Vocational Rehabilitation (ND-9000)