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    Programs that provide individual and group instruction and/or counseling for individuals with disabilities (including mental health issues) who need to develop physical and emotional tolerance for work demands and pressures; acquire personal-social behaviors that will allow them to get along with employers and co-workers on the job; and develop the basic manual, academic and communications skills that are needed to acquire basic job skills.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    ACHIEVA VocationalSupported Employment, Transitional Work Services, Pre-Vocational Services, Adult Day Programs.AlleghenyACHIEVAACHIEVA
    AHEDD Inc. - Butler and Lawrence CountyAHEDD is a specialized human resource organization with a mission to serve the community as a catalyst in the employment and development of “people with a disabilities” AHEDD contracts with all government and private pay funding sources and we provide services to youth and adults from ages 14 to 64 years all across Pennsylvania. LawrenceAHEDD Inc, - Lawrence CountyAHEDD, Inc.
    AHEDD - Western PennsylvaniaProvides services to persons with disabilities that will help them to obtain competitive employment. Services include pre-employment services, job placement, on and off-site job support and coaching, follow-along to help maintain job, and benefits counseling.AlleghenyAHEDD, Inc.AHEDD, Inc.
    All Abilities - Prevocational ServicesThis service assists in preparing an individual for employment. Concepts addressed are compliance, attendance, task completion, problem solving, safety and habilitative skills for employment.WestmorelandService CoordinationAll Abilities
    Angino Boys & Girls Club - Vocational EducationEducational instruction with photography, cooking, printing, computers, ceramics, arts and crafts, and woodshop.DauphinAngino Boys & Girls ClubBoys & Girls Club of Harrisburg
    Arc of Northeastern Pennsylvania, TheAdvocates and provides services for the rights of children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities/Autism. Specific services include adult day services, vocational services, community residential services and recreational programs.LackawannaArc of Northeastern Pennsylvania, TheArc of Northeastern Pennsylvania
    Brian's House - Client Employment ServicesWe help people with disabilities maximize their successes in the world of work. Based in the Downingtown Business Center, Brian's House Enterprises (BHE) provides employment training to adults with mental retardation, autism spectrum disorders, brain injury, and other disabilities. Individuals served may be incontinent or require mobility assistance. BHE services include: - comprehensive vocational assessment; - supportive, competency-based pre-vocational, vocational, and psychosocial skill development; - supervised workshop employment; - community-based supported employment. Based upon the needs and choices of an individual, BHE services may include job development, job skill training, workshop or community job placement, and extensive work adjustment coaching. We provide nursing coverage at our workshop, fully accessible facilities, implementation of services recommended by OT's and PT's, and positive approach behavior management procedures. As with all Brian's House, Inc. programs, active supervision is coupled with an individualized approach to habilitation that includes ongoing consultation with family members.ChesterBrian's House, Inc. - Chester; ExtonBrian's House
    Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped Prevocational TrainingProgram that provides individual and group instruction and/or counseling for individuals with disabilities (including mental health issues) who need to develop physical and emotional tolerance for work demands and pressures; acquire personal-social behaviors that will allow them to get along with employers and co-workers on the job; and develop the basic manual, academic and communications skills that are needed to acquire basic job skills.CambriaRehabilitation ProgramCambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped
    Chester County Association for the Blind and Visually ImpairedServices include: Eye examinations Glasses Follow-up evaluations Low-vision evaluations Handicapped Employment for legally blind and totally blind people Prevention/Counselor Lending agency for Talking Book tape and CD players Information and referralChesterChester County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired; Chester; CoatesvilleChester County Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired
    Communities in Schools of Philadelphia - Health TechThe Health Tech program gives students comprehensive exposure to the health care industry. Students are placed in both clinical and nonclinical jobs. In addition, Health Tech’s on-the-job training extends beyond the scope of clinical health care work. Administrative positions, building engineering, and client relation positions are also incorporated to give students experiences within the health care field.PhiladelphiaCommunities in Schools Philadelphia - Philadelphia; Art MuseumCommunities in Schools of Philadelphia
    Community Participation Support Program (Community Based)This program provides vocational skills development to individuals within community work or volunteer activities in area businesses and organizations. Individuals are allowed opportunity to obtain real world work experience and demands with the support of a job coach. This service is an extension of OSIs in-house program and is a step toward preparing the individual for competitive employment. The program enables individuals to increase skill levels and task knowledge while decreasing the need for intensive supervision and training. In this program individuals work within groups of up to 3 people under the direction of a crew leader, or Job Coach. Though the client is not employed by the host business, opportunity is given to be trained on a variety of tasks in order to gain competence in meeting demands similar to those in competitive employment situations. Readiness and motivation for competitive employment are assessed, and competitive employment is a possible outcome for the individual.FranklinOccupational Services, Inc- Franklin ProgramOccupational Services, Inc
    Community Services Group - Tempo Clubhouse - LancasterA vocational psychiatric rehabilitation program for adults with a mental illness. Services include: - Clubhouse work-ordered day - Pre-vocational activities - Job placement - Supportive employment - Job loss prevention LancasterCommunity Services Group - LancasterCommunity Services Group
    Dare 2 B MeThis is a summer program for students with autism that emphasizes the development of social and pragmatic language skills as well as anger and stress management activities in a fun and engaging format. Academic modules in reading, writing, and math will be provided daily, as well as interactive science, music, or crafts. Students who are 14 and older will be working on pre-vocational skills in one of three careers: retail, culinary, and horticulture, as well as practicing life skills including budgeting and meal planning and preparation. Daily behavior support and autism consultation is also included, as well as fine motor activities to assist with occupational therapy goals.WestmorelandSummer ProgramsSummer Programs
    Easterseals Society of W. PA - Medical Rehabilitation and Employment ProgramsPersonal work adjustment training; vocational rehabilitation; competitive and sheltered employment; assessments; on-the-job training; and attendant care.AlleghenyEasterseals Society of Western PAEasterseals Western and Central Pennsylvania
    Fayette Resources - Adult Training and Supported EmploymentProvides individualized programming for people with developmental disabilities. Focuses on increasing independence through vocational development and training in self-care, communication, and social skills. Emphasizes community integration through field trips and other socially-oriented volunteer activities. Matches employer needs with individuals' skills and prepares employees for specific jobs through Industry-oriented job skills training.FayetteAdult Training and Supported EmploymentFayette Resources
    Hope Enterprises - Community Access ProgramThe Community Access Program (CAP) gives participants, individuals with developmental disabilities, experience with paid work, volunteer work, and social/recreational activities, as well as job search training. Services provided include Life Skills Training, which helps with health, hygiene, socialization, and learning appropriate behaviors for functioning in the community; social/recreational activities to supplement classroom instruction and allow the opportunity to practice interpersonal and physical skills; vocational values clarification and exposure to work to help to define expectations of work; volunteerism, which allows the opportunity to participate in community activities, and on-the-job-evaluations, with assessments according to ability levels.LycomingJob Placement and TrainingHope Enterprises
    Hope Enterprises - Social Rehabilitation, Pre-employment Training, and Community Employment SuccessThe FOCES (FOCES on Community Employment Success) is a social rehabilitation program with an emphasis on pre-employment training. Through a process of skill development and goal orientation, the FOCES program staff work with individuals to identify their particular interests and strengths so they will be as prepared as possible to pursue, attain and maintain employment either on a part-time or full-time basis. They maintain a consistent social and recreational calendar so individuals will have the opportunity to use their acquired interpersonal skills in most any social situation where problem solving takes place.LycomingJob Placement and TrainingHope Enterprises
    Hope Springs ClubhouseProvides support to 16-25 year olds struggling with a mental health diagnosis. Some of the clubhouse's opportunities include: - Skill building and resource development (for housing, education, employment, and social) - Provides support in returning to educational settings - Assists in experience building and application process for employment. On-the-job support is provided, as needed, with the supported employment program - Offers social opportunities in the clubhouse and in the communityBerksHope Springs ClubhouseThreshold Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
    Indian Creek Foundation - Vocational ProgramVocational 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.MontgomeryIndian Creek Foundation - Montgomery; SoudertonIndian Creek Foundation
    Lark Enterprises – Community Participation ServicesCOMMUNITY PARTICIPATION SUPPORT Lark’s Community Participation Support provides opportunities and support for community inclusion in order to build interest in and develop skills for competitive integrated employment. Our services provide opportunity to participate in a broad range of community included activities, such as Meals on Wheels, visits to local employers, the Humane Society, local restaurants, community events, etc. in order to build interests, preferences, gifts and strengths. Activities reflect a desired outcomes related to employment, community involvement and membership. Services The CPS staff will help participants in integrated community settings, in activities that involve other people in the community. Through this service, a range of social roles and relationships will be developed: natural supports; increase independence; increase potential for employment; and experience meaningful community participation and inclusion. Activities will include the following supports; • Activities to develop skills for competitive integrated employment; • Participation in community activities, organizations, groups, associations or clubs to develop social networks; • Involvement in activities that provide purpose and responsibility; • Fine and gross motor development and mobility; • Participation in community opportunities related to the development of hobbies or leisure/cultural interests or to promote health and wellness Settings Community Participation Support is provided in the following settings: • Vocational Facilities – prevocational services focus on developing competitive worker traits through work as the primary training method. Individuals utilizing prevocational services learn by doing and gain work experience in a variety of departments, including industrial, UPS shipping, food service, and screen printing • Community Locations – locations around our community, such as libraries, restaurants, community centers, etc. • Community Hubs – locations throughout our community that serve as gathering places from which we disperse to inclusive settings in the community. During inclement weather these locations may serve to house the group until the weather clears and leaving is safe. LawrenceVocational RehabilitationLark Enterprises
    Life'sWork of Western PA - Customer Service Representative TrainingThis program teaches the skills necessary for individuals with or without disabilities to find employment in the customer service industry.AlleghenyLife'sWork of Western PALife'sWork of Western PA
    Life'sWork of Western PA - Employment Preparation and Placement ServicesThe program is designed to prepare and place individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment in competitive jobs. Both Services include pre-employment services, such as resume, job readiness preparation, preparation, mock interviews and interviewing skills.AlleghenyLife'sWork of Western PALife'sWork of Western PA
    Lighthouse Vocational ServicesA Christian organization serving adults with disabilities by providing training to improve job related skills, assistance in gaining competitive employment and supports to enable workers to excel in community employment alongside people without disabilities.LancasterLighthouse Vocational ServicesLighthouse Vocational Services
    Mercy Behavioral Health - BrooklineA Facility Based Vocation Training program focusing on job readiness training in preparation for future employment in the community. Individuals earn a paycheck by completing contract work procured from area businesses. In addition, the individuals participate in groups such as interviewing skills that promote job readiness.AlleghenyMercy Behavioral HealthPittsburgh Mercy Health System
    Mercy Behavioral Health Intellectual Disabilities ServicesAdult Treatment Facilities: day programs for adults with intellectual disabilities, providing education in self-care, socialization skills, pre-vocational training, and specialized therapy as needed. Supportive Counseling: individual, family, and group counseling. Recreational Programs: year-round activities for all ages. Family Resource Services: respite care, family aides, sitting service, recreation, speech therapy, or adaptive equipment. Community Living Arrangements: supervised housing providing guidance and counseling in daily living skills.AlleghenyMercy Behavioral HealthPittsburgh Mercy Health System
    Mercy Behavioral Health North Hills CenterMental Health Services: Adult Treatment: outpatient family therapy, marriage and divorce counseling, psychological testing, crisis management, and medication clinic. Support Treatment: post-hospital care, counseling, medication clinic, crisis management, home visits; and training and social rehabilitation services. Day Treatment Programs: for adults in crisis who wish to avoid or need an alternative to hospitalization. Adolescent and Children's Services: individual, group, and play therapies for emotional and behavioral difficulties; treatment planned on an individual basis. Community Residential Rehabilitation: supervised housing providing guidance and counseling in daily living skills for mentally ill adults. In-Patient Psychiatric Care: provided by Mercy Providence Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Intellectual disability services: facility-based vocational training and competitive supported employment. Combined services: psychiatric evaluation, psychological testing, case management, crisis intervention, mobile crisis intervention, and information and referral.AlleghenyMercy Behavioral HealthPittsburgh Mercy Health System
    Mosaic House ClubhousePsychiatric rehabilitation services including transitional employment opportunities, educational supports, social opportunities, etc.BerksMosaic House ClubhouseThreshold Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
    Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for FreedomPittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom provides a business directed training resulting in competitive employment for people with disabilities. Project for Freedom is a 10-week training program followed by a 2-week job shadow/internship experience. The training is focused on beginner to intermediate level computer skills, call center support, job search and professional skills. Students are evaluated for employment opportunities based on both hard skills related to their potential profession and soft skills such as communication, interpersonal skills, work ethic, and leadership. The purpose of this program is placement in unsupported competitive employment. Goals include:
    • Learn valuable customer service skills (NO collections/telemarketing), Windows 7, Microsoft Office, computer security and more.
    • Develop soft skills for workplace success: critical thinking, problem solving, communication, attitude, teamwork and ethics.
    • Gain job hunting skills, develop a resume, polish interviewing and public speaking skills.
    • Discuss employment goals and opportunities, and meet with our corporate partners for possible recruitment.
    AlleghenyPittsburgh Disability Employment Project for FreedomVolunteers of America of Pennsylvania - Sharpsburg
    Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom - Young Adult Summer ProgramProject for Freedom's Young Adult Summer Program is a 2-week summer program for 11th and 12th grade students and recent high school graduates with disabilities that focuses on the soft skills–communication skills, interpersonal skills, decision making skills, and lifelong learning skills–necessary for the workplace. Focus will be on job readiness, employment goals, employment opportunities and strategies for success. By the end of the program students will have an awareness of what it takes to be employed, prepare the necessary tools to search for employment, and will effectively present at an interview. Material will be based on “Skills to Pay the Bills” curriculum developed by the Department of Labor specifically for individuals with disabilities. It will be presented in an interactive workshop environment that encourages workplace best practices. The Instructor will monitor progress. Strategies will be developed for improvement and students will leave with the start of an employment plan. Pre and post assessments will measure progress. This program will be the start for continuing education in this critical area of transition from school to work. Make sure your student is prepared for employment. Be a part of this exciting program.AlleghenyPittsburgh Disability Employment Project for FreedomVolunteers of America of Pennsylvania - Sharpsburg
    Pittsburgh Mercy Intellectual Disabilities Services - BaldwinAn Adult Training Facility offering vocational, communication, functional and socialization training in individual and group format to enhance their skills. Individuals are offered paid work and volunteer opportunities in the community. A Senior Citizens program for individuals age 50 or older who are diagnosed with an intellectual disability and express the desire for a slower paced day program. Individuals benefit from a less demanding schedule and meaningful support.AlleghenyMercy Behavioral HealthPittsburgh Mercy Health System
    Pittsburgh Mercy Penn Avenue ClubhouseThis program features a "work-ordered day" designed to promote social and vocational skills and readiness. Also offers transitional employment placements as well as support and assistance toward obtaining independent, competitive employment.AlleghenyMercy Behavioral HealthPittsburgh Mercy Health System
    Pre-Vocational ServiceWhen sheltered employment is the most appropriate vocational setting, work activities provides for long term employment opportunities. This program offers training in all spheres of employment to include job training on a variety of jobs, social competence in the work place, and worker personality. As individuals are assigned a Program Specialist and placed in a work center they are helped to reach their highest level of employ-ability. At OSI, clients perform a wide variety in-house subcontracting services while earning a paycheck and providing valuable services to local companies.FranklinOccupational Services, Inc- Franklin ProgramOccupational Services, Inc
    Psychiatric Rehab - Vocational Rehabilitation & Life SkillsProvides job coaching, counseling, development and placement to persons with disabilities. Services are individualized and often take place at the employment site/home of the consumer.DauphinCentral Pennsylvania Supportive Services, Inc.Central Pennsylvania Supportive Services, Inc. (CPSS)
    Skills of Central PA Blair County Prevocational TrainingProvide individual and group instruction and/or counseling for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health issues who need to develop physical and emotional tolerance for work demands and pressures; acquire personal-social behaviors that will allow them to get along with employers and coworkers on the job; and develop basic manual, academic and communication skills that are needed to acquire bask job skills.BlairBlair CountySkills of Central Pennsylvania
    Skills of Central PA Centre/Clinton/Lycoming Counties Prevocational TrainingProvide individual and group instruction and/or counseling for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health issues who need to develop physical and emotional tolerance for work demands and pressures; acquire personal-social behaviors that will allow them to get along with employers and coworkers on the job; and develop basic manual, academic and communication skills that are needed to acquire bask job skills.CentreCentre/Clinton/Lycoming CountiesSkills of Central Pennsylvania
    Skills of Central PA Huntingdon/Mifflin/Juniata Counties Prevocational TrainingProvide individual and group instruction and/or counseling for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health issues who need to develop physical and emotional tolerance for work demands and pressures; acquire personal-social behaviors that will allow them to get along with employers and coworkers on the job; and develop basic manual, academic and communication skills that are needed to acquire bask job skills.MifflinHuntingdon/Mifflin/Juniata CountiesSkills of Central Pennsylvania
    SPARC ProgramA licensed adult training facility that provides prevocational training and personal development training to adults with cognitive, intellectual and developmental disabilities. Program participants select from a variety of options based on their abilities and personal choice. Participants can build their work-related and social skills by volunteering their time and talents at community sites.LehighSPARC ProgramArc of Lehigh and Northampton Counties
    Step-By-StepCommunity residential services, intermediate care, and pre-vocational training services for adults with intellectual disabilities. As a state-wide agency, provides mental health residential services outside of Allegheny County.AlleghenyStep-By-StepStep-By-Step
    The Arc of Adams CountyOffers the following servies: - protection and advocacy services - attending your child IEP meeting - offering support materials - offering resources on educational law - updates on current legislation - guidance on respite care for assisted living - resources on employement and transportation programs - training workshops on a variety of subjectsAdamsThe Arc of Adams CountyThe Arc of Adams County
    Threshold Rehabilitation Services - Prevocational Training and EmploymentSubcontracts with business and industry are utilized to provide work experience and training options for individuals preparing for competitive employmentBerksThreshold Rehabilitation Services, Inc.Threshold Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
    Venango Training & Development Center - C/J Packaging (Dubois Facility) - Prevocational and Production CenterVTDC offers a Licensed Prevocational Program in which individuals are in a sheltered setting and have the opportunity to attend vocational day programmingClearfieldVenango Training & Development Center - C/J Packaging (Dubois Facility)Venango Training & Development Center
    Venango Training & Development Center - Main Office - Prevocational and Production CenterVTDC offers a Licensed Prevocational Program in which individuals are in a sheltered setting and have the opportunity to attend vocational day programmingClearfieldVenango Training & Development Center - Main OfficeVenango Training & Development Center
    Via of the Lehigh Valley - Employment ServicesVia's Community Employment services provide job development, job coaching and follow-along support to adults with disabilities so they can work in the community. This service is available to any adult who is motivated to work for wages in a competitive job. Via focuses on career planning and helps adults with disabilities as they move into the workforce. Through School-to-Work Transition Services, Via works with students, in partnership with their school districts and the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation to create a personalized employment plan and explore careers of interest. NorthamptonVia of the Lehigh Valley - Employment ServicesVia of the Lehigh Valley

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