|Adult Services||Provides adults with pre-employment activities, community work assessments, benefits counseling, job placement, job coaching, and follow-up job support services.||Dover, Delaware Office (AHEDD)||AHEDD|
|Adult Services||Provides adults with pre-employment activities, community work assessments, benefits counseling, job placement, job coaching, and follow-up job support services.||Cumberland||Harrisburg Office (AHEDD)||AHEDD|
|Adult Services||Provides adults with pre-employment activities, community work assessments, benefits counseling, job placement, job coaching, and follow-up job support services.||Cumberland||*Main Site (Administrative Office) (AHEDD)||AHEDD|
|AHEDD - Adult Services||Offers adults with developmental disabilities various opportunities for pre-employment activities, community work assessments, benefits counseling, job placement, job coaching, and follow-up job support services.||Montgomery||Philadelphia Office (AHEDD)||AHEDD|
|AHEDD - Employment Services||Offers a variety of individualized services to both youth and adults with disabilities and employers. Those seeking employment can receive assistance with: resume preparation, appropriate completion of job applications, job interviews, training assistance at the job site, counseling for job related concerns, transportation training, and follow up services to ensure that the individual is satisfied with their job and meeting the expectations of the employer. AHEDD also helps SSA beneficiaries to understand how earnings will impact government benefits as they move toward greater independence.||Allegheny||Pittsburgh Office (AHEDD)||AHEDD|
|AHEDD - Youth Services||Provides youth out of school with pre-employment activities, community work assessment, benefits counseling, job placement, job coaching, follow-up.||Montgomery||Philadelphia Office (AHEDD)||AHEDD|
|American Corporate Partners||American Corporate Partners (ACP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting veterans in their transition from the armed services to the civilian workforce. With the help of business professionals nationwide, ACP offers veterans tools for long-term career development through mentoring, career counseling, and networking opportunities.
With the belief that one-on-one relationships enhance an atmosphere of mutual understanding, respect, and support, ACP aims to strengthen the connection between corporate America and veteran communities.
ACP AdvisorNet is an online network of volunteer Advisors who commit to sharing their business expertise and advice with military veterans and their immediate family. Veterans can post questions related to the following areas:|
ACP’s Veteran Mentoring Program connects Veteran Protégés with Corporate Mentors for a yearlong mentorship. Paired based on their career objectives and professional experience, Mentors and Protégés define the goals of their mentorship together. Mentors have a wide variety of professional expertise, including defense, education, finance, insurance, information technology, logistics, management, manufacturing, marketing and retail.
Over the course of the year, all matched pairs should have at least 12 significant discussions regarding the Protégé’s career objectives. These discussions can focus on topics ranging from résumé building and interview skills to networking and small business development. Mentors may participate in all of the discussions personally or arrange for colleagues to meet with their Protégé.
ACP has developed two program options in order to offer mentorships to veterans across the country:
- Career Development,
- Small Business.
- National - ACP's National Program supports remote mentorships between participants who share similar career interests, but do not live within local proximity. We ask Mentors and Protégés to be flexible regarding the location of their mentorship. Participants in long-distance mentorships communicate by phone, e-mail, and/or videoconference.
- Local- ACP's Local Programs operate in cities with high densities of participants. Because we aim to connect you with someone whose career objectives and professional experience aligns with yours, we may not always have an ideal candidate in your area. If your location lends itself to a local mentorship, we will do our best to pair you with a participant nearby.
|American Corporate Partners||American Corporate Partners|
|A Woman's Place - RISE:Redefining Independence,Safety, and Empowerment||Free education empowerment program that has a 12 week curriculum and will provide the participants with skills in financial literacy, resume writing, job-seeking, health and wellness tips, family law, civic engagement and education options.||Bucks||A Woman's Place - Bucks; Doylestown||A Woman's Place|
|Beaver County Rehabilitation Center (BCRC) - Vocational Evaluation||Clients are assisted in determining their individual interests and aptitudes to identify appropriate types of work and supports. The evaluation process typically involves the following: academic testing, interest testing, vocational aptitude testing, motor skills testing, community-based assessments, job shadowing experiences, tours, and simulated job experiences. Clients receive a profile of their interests and abilities at the end of the evaluation process to utilize as they begin seeking employment.||Beaver||Employment Preparation and Training||Beaver County Rehabilitation Center (BCRC)|
|Blueprints - Job Development||Through individual sessions and classes, caseworkers assist clients to identify career options, help them develop resumes, apply for jobs, and practice interviewing skills.||Washington||Family Economic Success||Blueprints|
|Business and Professional Women’s Foundation||Business and Professional Women’s Foundation (BPW Foundation) was the first foundation dedicated to conducting research and providing information solely about working women. Since then, we have partnered with employers to create successful workplaces that embrace and practice diversity, equity and work-life balance convening employers, working women and policymakers to promote systemic workplace change.
Areas of research include women and non traditional jobs, Gen Y women and women’s use and access to the internet. In 2007 BPW Foundation conducted the first research on women veteran’s transition to civilian careers and in 2010, hosted a National Summit, Joining Forces for Women Veterans to identify the challenges women veterans face. Through information gathered at the summit, the need for mentors was identified and in 2012 BPW Foundation launched Joining Forces for Women Veterans and Military Spouses Mentoring Plus a program recognized by the White House Joining Forces Military Family initiative. The mentoring program is built on our legacy of working women helping women work.
BPW Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) research and education organization. The work of BPW Foundation supports workforce development programs and workplace policies that recognize the diverse needs of working women, communities and businesses.
||Business and Professional Women’s Foundation||Business and Professional Women’s Foundation|
|Business and Professional Women’s Foundation - Joining Forces for Women Veterans and Military Spouses Mentoring Plus||Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® offers unlimited free personal coaching and professional guidance—including working women mentors—for women veterans of all ranks and eras, military/veteran spouses, and caregivers of wounded warriors, to help them successfully identify, outline, and pursue civilian careers. The high tech-high touch framework meets women where they are to address the distinct challenges they face and provide exposure and access to education, credentialing, career development, and entry into the broadest spectrum of industry, services, and entrepreneurial endeavors.
Joining Forces Mentoring Plus® gives working women – both veterans and civilians – the opportunity to tap their own experiences in the workplace, to help women veterans, military spouses and caregivers of wounded warriors successfully enter the workforce and advance in in their careers. It provides women veterans, military and veteran spouses and caregivers of wounded warriors the tools and support necessary to assist them obtain meaningful employment in a career of interest to them.
Visit website to view Case Studies, Testimonials, and a Program Overview.||Business and Professional Women’s Foundation||Business and Professional Women’s Foundation|
|Career Counseling - Blair County CareerLink||Programs that provide information and guidance for people who need to evaluate their aptitude, abilities and interests in order to choose a vocation or career and select the type of training that will enable them to obtain and progress in positions in the public or private sector that are productive and fulfilling.||Blair||PA CareerLink - Blair County||PA CareerLink |
|Career Counseling - Cambria County CareerLink||Provide information and guidance for people who need to evaluate their aptitude, abilities and interests in order to choose a vocation or career and select the type of training that will enable them to obtain and progress in positions in the public or private sector that are productive and fulfilling.||Cambria||PA CareerLink - Cambria County||PA CareerLink |
|Catholic Charities - Diocese of Allentown - Community Support Program||Case management services assist individuals with goal setting to help individuals and families to establish and sustain self-sufficiency. Referrals are made to the appropriate resources. Can provide housing and utility funds, budgeting and job search counseling and prescription assistance.
Financial support with groceries for Puerto Rican evacuees||Lehigh||Catholic Charities - Diocese of Allentown - Berks County Office||Catholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton Administrative Office|
|Counseling Services||Family, marriage, and career counseling.||Dauphin||Capital Bible Church||Capital Bible Church |
|Crossroads Foundation||Provides supplementary academic year initiatives and intensive summer programs. Provides college and career readiness, personal and social wellness and academic achievement.||Allegheny||Crossroads Foundation||Crossroads Foundation|
|Delaware County Community College - New Choices Career Development Program||Provides a program that helps individuals in transition so they can participate fully in planning and achieving their career, educational and personal goals by improving self-esteem and building self-confidence. Classes in computer basics supplement the program. New Choices Career Development Program classes are offered three times per year – in January, March and October – on the Marple Campus. Qualified individuals may receive transportation or child care assistance if funding is available.
Résumé preparation and interview skills
Job readiness instruction
Job search skills
Exploration of education and training resources
Job placement assistance
||Delaware||Delaware County Community College - Media||Delaware County Community College|
|Department of Veterans Affairs - Pittsburgh Regional Office||Allegheny||Allegheny County Department of Veterans Services||Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs|
|District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund - Educational Pathways||Educational Pathways connect opportunities for skill development and career advancement to training and education. Created in conjunction with employers and educational institutions, these pathways have a positive impact on recruitment, retention and quality of care.
Educational Pathways meet employer needs since they reduce costs incurred by employers as a result of high turnover, which results in loss of productivity, overtime costs, disruption of operations and compromised quality of care. The impact of these factors on quality of care include poor patient outcomes, increased length of stay and operating costs, decreased capacity, increased malpractice liability, decreased patient satisfaction, and lowered employee satisfaction.
The Educational Pathway strategy helps employers with recruitment and retention since workers want to work where they are valued, receive core and specialty training, and understand that there is room for career advancement. The Educational Pathway model will also have a positive impact on quality of care since the workers’ skills will be enhanced and increased and the workers will feel valued, both of which positively impact quality of care.||Philadelphia||District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund (Training Fund Members) - Philadelphia; Center City||District 1199C Training and Upgrading Fund|
|Educational Planning & Support - Hazleton||Academic Specialists provide free help with education goals. Services include career planning, assistance with financial aid applications, information on entering post-secondary schools, GED information, and academic and educational counseling. Talent Search complements the EOC program by helping to prepare adolescents for post secondary education including SAT Prep.||Luzerne||Educational Opportunity Center - Hazleton||Educational Opportunity Centers, Inc.|
|Educational Planning & Support - Kingston||Academic Specialists provide free help with education goals. Services include career planning, assistance with financial aid applications, information on entering post-secondary schools, GED information, and academic and educational counseling. Talent Search complements the EOC program by helping to prepare adolescents for post secondary education.
||Luzerne||Educational Opportunity Center - Kingston||Educational Opportunity Centers, Inc.|
|Educational Planning & Support - Scranton||Academic Specialists provide free help with education goals. Services include career planning, assistance with financial aid applications, information on entering post-secondary schools, GED information, and academic and educational counseling. Talent Search complements the EOC program by helping to prepare adolescents for post secondary education, including SAT prep
||Lackawanna||Educational Opportunity Center - Scranton||Educational Opportunity Centers, Inc.|
|Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA - Adult Services||Information and referral. Support group meetings. Employment advocacy and job seeking skills assistance. Emergency medication assistance..||Allegheny||Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA||Epilepsy Association of Western and Central PA|
|Hedwig House - HOPE Academy||Participants choose a specific goal in one of the life domains (living, learning, working, social), this goal then becomes the cornerstone of his or her recovery-focused service. Participants take part in classes, individual practitioner meetings, and community exploration related to his/her recovery goal (a commitment of 5 hours per week). Class sizes are limited to allow for focused work among participants.||Montgomery||Hedwig House - Colmar||Hedwig House|
|Hedwig House - Psychiatric Rehabilitation Education Program||Participants choose goals in their living, learning, working, and social environments. The focus is on individual functional skill development, enhancement, retention, and transference to real life tasks and settings. Services are provided on an individual and group basis.||Montgomery||Hedwig House - Montgomery; Lansdale||Hedwig House|
|Hedwig House - Psychiatric Rehabilitation Education Program - Abington||Participants choose goals in their living, learning, working, and social environments. The focus is on individual functional skill development, enhancement, retention, and transference to real life tasks and settings. Services are provided on an individual and group basis.||Montgomery||Hedwig House - Abington||Hedwig House|
|Indian Creek Foundation - Vocational Program||Vocational Program providing opportunities for growth in lifelong learning, vocational training, and employment options for people with developmental disabilities while maximizing each individual’s potential to become productive, contributing members of the community. Services range from on-the-job training, to supported volunteerism, to facility-based programs.||Montgomery||Indian Creek Foundation - Montgomery; Souderton||Indian Creek Foundation|
|In-School Youth Programs-Bradford County Action||Offers Career Decision making and Exploration Services, Work Experience, Job Search Assistance, Job Retention Services and Follow-Up Case Management on a individualized basis.||Bradford||In-School Youth Programs||Bradford County Action|
|JEVS Human Services - General Career Management Services||General Career Management Services offers expert guidance and proven strategies, we provide personal attention every step of the way to help each client achieve his or her career goals with one-to-one consulting, career center workshops, resume and job interviewing preparation and much more.
||Philadelphia||JEVS Human Services Headquarters - Philadelphia; Rittenhouse||JEVS Human Services|
|JEVS Human Services - General Career Management Services - Supports Coordination/Career Strategies||General Career Management Services offering expert guidance and proven strategies, we provide personal attention every step of the way to help each client achieve his or her career goals.
- One-on-one career consulting
- Workshops on networking, changing careers, job search, etc.
- Assessment to identify skills, natural aptitudes, personality preferences, interests, work and leadership styles, and career priorities
- Job search and placement assistance
- Computer training
- Resumé and job interview preparation
- Advice on salary negotiations||Philadelphia||JEVS Human Services - Orleans Technical College||JEVS Human Services|
|JEVS Human Services - General Career Management Services - Work and Recovery Programs||General Career Management Services offering expert guidance and proven strategies, we provide personal attention every step of the way to help each client achieve his or her career goals.
- One-on-one career consulting
- Workshops on networking, changing careers, job search, etc.
- Assessment to identify skills, natural aptitudes, personality preferences, interests, work and leadership styles, and career priorities
- Job search and placement assistance
- Computer training
- Resumé and job interview preparation
- Advice on salary negotiations||Philadelphia||JEVS Human Services - Philadelphia Central Location||JEVS Human Services|
|Montgomery County Commerce Department - Employment Advancement and Retention Network (EARN) Program - Montgomery; Norristown||Provides job-search assistance, guidance, and support to its participants. Program participants create a plan of action to gain employment and are offered guidance toward empowerment and self-sufficiency. Resources such as The Career Wardrobe, computer labs, life-skills workshops, on-site recruiting events, and individualized attention.||Montgomery||Montgomery County Commerce Department - Montgomery; Norristown||Montgomery County Commerce Department|
|Montgomery County Senior Adult Activities Center (MONTCO SAAC) - Boomer U - Ambler||Boomer U at Ambler SAAC provides a welcoming place where baby boomers and the boomer-minded can discover a variety of resources to volunteer, pursue civic engagement, re-career and find employment, as well as engage in lifelong learning, embark on healthy lifestyles and enjoy social connections in a community for all ages.||Montgomery||Ambler SAAC||Montgomery County Senior Adult Activities Center (MONTCO SAAC)|
|New Choices/New Options - Career Development||Provides free career decision making and development services for displaced homemakers, single parents and people in work transitions. Classes include interest and skills assessment, career exploration, stress management, confidence and self-esteem building, resume writing and the development of a career and educational plan.||Northampton||New Choices/New Options||Northampton Community College|
|Northern Tier Career Center||Provides quality vocational-technical education to the youth and adults of Bradford County and the Northern Tier by providing a curriculum, facility, and faculty that is responsible to the needs of business, the employment areas, and the students enrolled. The Northern Tier Career Center offers continuing education for adult students including CDL Class A truck driving training and Continuing Education classes through Penn State. For a full list of educational opportunities please see the website.||Bradford||Northern Tier Career Center||Northern Tier Career Center|
|Out-of-School Youth Programs-Bradford County Action||Offers students the opportunity to investigate careers, talk to employers and discover what it takes to get and keep a job.
Offers summer work opportunities.||Bradford||Out-of-School Youth Programs||Bradford County Action|
|PA CareerLink - Erie County||The PA CareerLink is a one-stop job center that provides an array of employment and training services in a convenient, easily accessible location.
Services include job counseling, testing and assessment; resume preparation assistance, interview training and other prejob guidance services; job matching and referral; unemployment insurance and job registration; labor market and career information; information on financial aid for education and training; and referral for job training, transportation, child care, personal and financial counseling, health care and other human services resources in the community.||Erie||PA CareerLink - Erie County||PA CareerLink |
|Preparing Older Youth for Success - Education and Job Readiness - Multicultural Community Family Services - Delaware; Upper Darby||The Preparing Older Youth for Success (POYS) Job Readiness Program
The Preparing Older Youth for Success (POYS) Program provides GED Instruction and job readiness services for older youth in Delaware County between the ages of 18-24, and prepares them to pass the Pennsylvania State General Education Development exam. Participants also receive assistance in the following areas:
Enrolling in college or trade school
Preparation for the National Retail Foundation Certified Customer Service examination
Obtaining employment with area employers through direct hiring and internships
Assistance with resume writing, interviewing skills, job search and other support services||Delaware||Multicultural Community Family Services - Delaware; Upper Darby||Multicultural Community Family Services|
|Tableland Services Career Counseling||Counseling and information on career choices and obtaining employment.||Somerset||PA CareerLink Somerset County||Tableland Services|
|Temple University - Office of Career Development - Ambler||Career Advising assist students with a variety of academic and job relates issues.
Services available include:
- Choosing a Major and a Career Direction
- Resumé Development and Critiques
- Interviewing Techniques (enhanced through practice interviews)
- Using job Search Resources||Montgomery||Temple University Ambler - Montgomery; Ambler||Temple University Ambler|
|The Arc of Greene County - Mobile Employment Services||Provides employment opportunities through job training and placement program. Allows individuals the opportunity to seek and secure competitive employment in the community. Each individual is placed with a Job Coach, who will work along side of the individual until employment needs are met.
Greene Arc also offers Mental Health Recovery Services along with Peer Support.||Greene||The Arc of Greene County - Career Coaching||The Arc of Greene County|
|The Open Link - Employment Counseling||The Open Link serves as a one-stop career center providing local job seekers with the resources and personalized attention they need to find their next career opportunity. We offer job seekers several options for finding employment that matches their skills, experience, and needs designed to help at all stages of the decision-making and planning process.
- Vocational testing to identify which occupations best fit with an individual's abilities, interests, and personality
- Resume preparation
- Information on local job leads
- Site for corporate staffing and job fairs
- Free use of facilities – Computer access, fax machine, telephone and more (for employment purposes only)||Montgomery||The Open Link Main Office - Montgomery; Pennsburg||The Open Link|
|Tip of the Arrow Foundation||The Tip of the Arrow Foundation is a volunteer organization staffed by highly experienced career counselors. Our target is U.S. veterans of the Global War on Terror. Our aim is to help you transition to civilian work life successfully.
Most or our consultants are veterans themselves and have faced a transition similar to the one on which you are embarking. We will provide you with one-on-one coaching and guidance to help you navigate the entire process of finding and entering your next career. In addition, we have cultivated relationships with potential employers in both the private and government sectors to help clear the path toward achieving your desired job.
Tip of the Arrow counselors will be on post during your stay with the demobilization company, available to meet with you and get you started on the job search process. If you do not have time to do this while going through demob, do not worry! You will always have someone to call after you return home. That is our commitment to you. The counselor to whom you are assigned will be available by phone 24/7. No other transition service available to veterans offers the same level of support.
Your Tip of the Arrow counselor will work with you to:|
- Take an inventory of marketable skills,
- Build an effective, attention-getting resumé,
- Develop job search strategies and skills,
- Prepare for interviews,
- Debrief after each interview,
- Negotiate salary and benefit packages,
- Smooth the way into your new job through post-employment mentoring.
|Tip of the Arrow Foundation||Tip of the Arrow Foundation|
|United States Department of Defense - Troops to Teachers Program||Troops to Teachers (TTT) is a DANTES-managed Department of Defense (DoD) program that can assist transitioning Service members to become employed as teachers.
To meet our objective of assisting eligible military personnel to transition to a new career
as public school teachers, a network of State TTT Offices has been established to provide
participants with counseling and assistance regarding certification requirements, routes to state
certification, and employment leads. The TTT homepage provides information and resource
links, including links to state Departments of Education, state certification offices, and other job listing sites in public education.
For participants that meet certain criteria as defined by the legislation, financial assistance may be provided (upon availability of funds) to eligible participants to assist with their transition to the classroom. The purpose of the financial assistance is to provide transition assistance for those becoming first-time teachers and, therefore, is not available to those that became teachers prior to registration with TTT.
TTT provides counseling services which includes identifying state certification requirements, programs leading to certification and assistance in selecting the certification program that best fits your wants and needs. Additionally, we will assist you in finding employment by providing you with information on jobs and interview opportunities.
For a listing of the TTT State Offices, visit website.||United States Department of Defense||United States Department of Defense|
|United States Department of Labor - Veterans' Employment and Training Service||The United States Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) is the focal point for meeting veterans’ employment, training, and job security needs. Within the Department of Labor (DOL), VETS is directly supported by numerous DOL agencies. VETS utilizes an integrated approach to serving veterans that requires extensive coordination across all DOL agencies and partnering with other Federal agencies, veteran service organizations and employers that support veterans; employment programs.
VETS prepares separating service members and their spouses to transition from the military to the civilian workforce through the DOL Employment Workshop component of the Transition Assistance Program (TSP); VETS provides veterans with the critical resources, expertise and training to assist them in locating and obtaining meaningful careers; and VETS protects the employment rights of service members and veterans by investigation allegations of wrongdoing under the Uniform Service Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA).
Veteran Electronic Tools Guide
DoL Employment Workshop (www.dol.gov/vets/programs/tap): Curriculum of the three day Employmnet Workshops, conducted on military bases as part of service member transition, is now available online.
Gold Card Initiative (www.wageandhour.dol.gov/vets/goldcard): Post-9/11 era veterans are eligible to receive Gold Card services at American Job Centers. Gold Card services may include case management, development of an individual employment plan, and 6 months of follow-up services.
Service Locator ( www.servicelocator.org ): Find the American Job Center closest to you, where you’ll be treated as an individual and connected to the resources and services you need to be successful in our civilian job search. Veterans receive priority of service.
VETS Employment Assistance Map ( www.dol.gov/vets/aboutvets/contacts/map.htm ): Find the Director of Veterans Employment and Training in your state and learn more about local resources and services.
elaws – Veterans’ Preference Advisor ( www.dol.gov/elaws/vetspref.htm ): Obtain assistance in understanding employee eligibility and job entitlements, employer obligations, benefits and remedies under USERRA.
elaws – USERRA Advisor ( www.dol.gov/elaws/userra.htm ): Examine preferences veterans may be entitled to with regard to federal jobs.
Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) ( www.dol.gov/vets/): Learn more about all VETS programs, resources and online tools, including the My Next Move skills translator and eBenefits Employment Center.
||United States Department of Labor||United States Department of Labor|
|United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and Training: Educational & Career Counseling and CareerScope||Educational and Career Counseling Services
Free Educational and Career Counseling (Chapter 36) services are provided to transitioning Service members who are:|
- Within six months prior to discharge from active duty.
- Within one year following discharge from active duty.
- Current beneficiaries of educational assistance under Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, 1607.
- Veterans and qualified dependents who are eligible for and have entitlement to education assistance under Chapters 30, 31, 32, 33, 35, 1606, 1607.
In addition to Career Counseling, the Department of Veterans Affairs provides the interest and aptitude assessment tool known as CareerScope at no cost to all eligible benefit recipients. CareerScope has been used frequently by Veterans to determine the best career path for transition to civilian life.
Whether you wish to pursue education and training in a field you already know, or you wish to branch out to other fields that interest you, CareerScope can help. With CareerScope you will be provided with an assessment of your interests and aptitudes, and given recommendations about which careers you may enjoy and be successful doing, and what courses or training programs you should focus on to pursue those careers.
- Counseling to facilitate career decision making for civilian or military occupations.
- Educational and career counseling to choose an appropriate civilian occupation and develop a training program.
- Academic and adjustment counseling to resolve barriers that impede success in training or employment.
|United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Education and Training||United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration|
|United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment||The United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration is responsible for administering The VA's extensive non-medical benefits. Its responsibilities include initial veteran registration, eligibility determination, and five key lines of business (benefits and entitlements): Home Loan Guarantee, Insurance, Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment, Education (GI Bill), and Compensation & Pension.
You may receive vocational rehabilitation and employment services to help with job training, employment accommodations, resume development, and job seeking skills coaching. Other services may be provided to assist Veterans in starting their own businesses or independent living services for those who are severely disabled and unable to work in traditional employment.
VA's Education and Career Counseling program is a great opportunity for Servicemembers and Veterans to get personalized counseling and support to help guide their career paths, ensure the most effective use of their VA benefits, and achieve their goals.
For Family Members:
If you support a Veteran or Servicemember with a service-connected disability, who faces difficult employment challenges, there may be little left in the household budget for your higher education and career advancement. VA may offer assistance to help you assess your career goals and abilities, find your next job, further your education and skills, and identify places where you can get job training.
VA may extend vocational counseling and support to family members on topics including:|
- Educational and Vocational Counseling,
- Readjustment Counseling,
- Career Assessments,
- Occupational Exploration and Training Site Selection.
|United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment||United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration|
|Veterans Health Administration, Pittsburgh Vet Center||The Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Vet Centers are a type of VA health care facility designed to provide outreach and readjustment counseling services through 232 community-based Vet Centers located in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Services are also available for their family members for military related issues. Veterans have earned these benefits through their service and all are provided at no cost to the Veteran or family. Readjustment counseling is wide range of services provided to combat veterans in the effort to make a satisfying transition from military to civilian life.
Vet Centers can assist veterans and their family members toward a successful post-war adjustment in their community with the following services:|
- Readjustment counseling,
- Couples/marital counseling,
- Family counseling,
- Substance abuse information and referral,
- Group readjustment counseling,
- Military sexual trauma counseling and referral,
- Referral for benefits assistance,
- Job counseling and referral,
- Community education,
- Networking and referrals,
- Bereavement counseling (some locations),
- Medical referrals,
- Crisis intervention,
- Assistance in applying for VA Benefits.
|Allegheny||Veterans Health Administration, Pittsburgh Vet Center||United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration|
|Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)||Participants must be a Veteran or a member of a family in which the head of the household, or the spouse of the head of the household, is a veteran; household income can't exceed 50% of annual median income; participants must meet one of the following categories: residing in permanent housing, homeless and scheduled to become a resident of permanent housing in 90 days, or exited permanent housing within 90 days to seek other housing; possible assistance with rental, utility, child care, transportation, car repairs, etc.||Allegheny||Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA - Veterans Benefits||Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA|
|VisionQuest - At Risk Youth||VisionQuest has been providing care for at-risk young people and their families in Pennsylvania since 1980. For more than a quarter century, VisionQuest has worked closely with youth serving agencies across the state to develop a broad spectrum of programs to meet a variety of needs. Our offerings include:
- A full range of behavioral health treatment services, including long and short term residential care and homebased family services
- Gender-specific programming specifically designed for young women
- Family-like community based group homes
- Residential care for young mothers and babies
- Vocational development programs for boys and girls
- Shelter care and diagnostic services
- At-home and in-community support for youth and families
- Young people are referred to VisionQuest's Pennsylvania programs by Juvenile Probation Departments, Child Welfare Agencies, MH/MR Agencies, managed care organizations, and parents.
All VisionQuest residential programs within Pennsylvania are licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare and accredited by the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Organizations (JCAHO). VisionQuest schools in Pennsylvania are regulated by the Pennsylvania Department of Education and accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.
||Chester||*Main Site (VisionQuest)||VisionQuest|
|Women Achieving New Directions||Women Achieving New Directions is a 6-session career development and networking service. Helps women discover more about themselves, develop job readiness skills and career confidence, network with potential employers and think about non-traditional career opportunities
||Northampton||YWCA of Bethlehem||YWCA of Bethlehem|
|Women for Change Coaching Community||Provides 12 (one hour long) personal coaching sessions for women seeking to improve their life. Services are provided through phone or video conferencing. Clients can work with coach in developing a schedule of sessions, and must complete the 12 sessions within 6 months. After the initial 12 sessions, the client can sign up for an additional 12 sessions if desired. Most clients work with coaches on things like setting strategies for career changes, raising awareness around strengths and core values, self confidence and awareness, setting goals, etc.||Philadelphia||Women for Change Coaching Community||Women for Change Coaching Community|
|YouthPlaces - Career Readiness||Helps teenagers prepare for success in school and in the workforce through offering workshops, entrepreneurial programs, and work experiences.||Allegheny||YouthPlaces||YouthPlaces|
|Youth Services||Provides youth out of school with pre-employment activities, community work assessment, benefits counseling, job placement, job coaching, follow-up.||Dover, Delaware Office (AHEDD)||AHEDD|
|Youth Services||Provides youth out of school with pre-employment activities, community work assessment, benefits counseling, job placement, job coaching, follow-up.||Cumberland||Harrisburg Office (AHEDD)||AHEDD|
|Youth Services||Provides youth out of school with pre-employment activities, community work assessment, benefits counseling, job placement, job coaching, follow-up.||Cumberland||*Main Site (Administrative Office) (AHEDD)||AHEDD|
|Youth Services||Provides youth out of school with pre-employment activities, community work assessment, benefits counseling, job placement, job coaching, follow-up.||Allegheny||Pittsburgh Office (AHEDD)||AHEDD|
|YWCA Greater Harrisburg - Starting Place Shelter||Emergency shelter for up to 30 days. Food and clothing bank, employment and career services, and housing search assistance.||Dauphin||YWCA Greater Harrisburg||YWCA Greater Harrisburg|