|AHEDD - Western Pennsylvania||Provides 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.||Allegheny||AHEDD, Inc.||AHEDD, Inc.|
|Avenues - Expressions||Thrift shop that carries an array of products
- DVD's, CD's & Movies
- New Gifts and more
||Schuylkill||Avenues - Expressions||Avenues|
|Avenues - Habilitation, Inc||A vocational training program, which serves individuals with developmental and/or acquired disabilities. Individuals receiving vocational services through Habilitation, Inc. are eighteen years of age or older. The primary goal of the program is to assist each employee to reach their optimum level of vocational functioning, with the result leading to employment in the competitive work force.
Provides an integrated environment, encouraging personal growth and independence for each individual. This enables our employees to pursue and strengthen their self esteem, self worth, and pride they will need to work in the competitive work environment.
Habilitation, Inc.'s competitive employment division provides services to individuals who are interested in being competitively employed in the community. Our job coach assists with education of the job search process, assessments of skills and preferences, and employment maintenance.
Customer Service & Sales
Habilitation, Inc. operates 3 retail locations: Serendipity, Valley Treasures, & Expressions. Employees interested in working in a retail location receive training on retail operations. All training is individualized with the emphasis on developing a skill set necessary to acquire competitive employment in a retail setting.
Habilitation, Inc.'s Kitchen provides culinary training for employees interested in the food industry. Employees learn food service regulations, how to accommodate to dietary needs, and other skills necessary to work in a culinary setting through the preparation of daily meals for other employees and catering opportunities.
Habilitation, Inc.'s custodial services offer individuals opportunities within Avenues locations as well as at sites throughout the community. Employees interested in this career path receive individualized training on all aspects of custodial and janitorial services. Various shifts are available Monday through Friday as well as weekend opportunities.
Habilitation, Inc.'s Lessie's Garden Greenhouse & Gift Shop provides a variety of opportunities for individuals interested in a career in the horticultural industry. Each employee receives individualized training on different types of plants and plant nurturing. In addition, employees develop customer service skills through interaction with customers on a daily basis.
Facility Based Job Opportunities
Habilitation, Inc.'s Workshop and Warehouse offer a variety of job opportunities including small and large parts assembly, bulk mailing preparation, shredding, and other tasks procured from businesses within the community. All employees receive individualized training designed to improve skills necessary to advance in other vocational areas by performing vital job tasks.
Mobile Work Force
Habilitation, Inc.'s mobile work force offers individuals the ability to gain skills in a number of different business and industrial settings. The mobile work force consists of up to 10 employees that perform tasks on a business's premises. Tasks vary depending on locatio||Schuylkill||Avenues - Habilitation, Inc||Avenues|
|Avenues - Lessie's Garden Greenhouse and Gift Shop||Lessie's is operated by trained individuals with physical and/or developmental disabilities. These individuals learn all types of planting skills through our greenhouse supervisors and program specialist.
The gift shop is decorated with gifts for all occasions including our special TRASH TO TREASURES!
||Schuylkill||Avenues - Park Street||Avenues|
|Avenues - Serendipity||Designed for adults with acquired or developmental disabilities to work in a retail setting. Their gift shop provides personal growth and enables self worth and self pride. Also, offers the community a great way to provide a loved one with an everlasting memorable gift.||Schuylkill||Avenues - Serendipity||Avenues|
|Avenues - Valley Treasures Thrift Shop||Thrift shop that carries an array of products.
||Schuylkill||Avenues - Valley Treasures Thrift Shop||Avenues|
|Avenues - Vocational and Employment Services||A vocational training program serving individuals with developmental and/or acquired disabilities. The structure of our program is based off of Habilitation, Inc., a division of Avenues that has been providing vocational rehabilitation services since 1962.
Focused on facility based job opportunities. On a daily basis, program employees receive individualized training designed to improve vocational skills by performing vital job tasks procured from businesses within the community.
||Luzerne||Avenues - Luzerne||Avenues|
|Bell, MHS, Oasis House||• Services for adults with mental health diagnosis
• Rebuild lives and regain skills related to employment, education, companionship, connections to their community, and self-respect
• Members and staff work side by side in all aspects of the clubhouse
• Fully accredited member of Clubhouse International
• Licensed through Pennsylvania Department of Human Services
||York||Bell, Mental Health Services (MHS), Oasis House||Bell Socialization Services, Inc. (Bell) |
|Burnley Employment and Rehabilitative Services||Helping individuals with disabilties to achieve their full social, vocational and economic potential through sheltered workshop, community employment programs and various community work sites.||Monroe||Allied Services - Community Services||Allied Services|
|Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped Disability Related Center Based Employment||Program that provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to learn and practice work skills in a separate and supported environment. Participants may be involved in the program on a transitional or ongoing basis, and are paid for their work, generally under a piecework arrangement. The nature of the work and the types of disabilities represented in the workforce vary widely by program and by the area in which the organization is located. Individuals participate in center-based employment for a variety of reasons including severity of disability, need for additional training or experience, need for a protected environment and/or lack of availability of community-based employment.||Cambria||Rehabilitation Program||Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped|
|Community Services Group - Vocational Programs for Individuals with Intellectual or Developmental Disabilities - Williamsport||Programs aid individuals with intellectual or developmental disabilities in searching for jobs, refining interviewing skills, and transitioning into the workforce through temporary employment positions. They focus on working with each person in the setting in which they are most comfortable.
The Commerce Park Clubhouse offers a variety of employment opportunities such as Transitional Employment Positions (TEP)and Supported Employment, and also provides in-house support for those in Independent Employment. TEP’s and Supported Employment also receive Job Coaching, funded through OVR. Clubhouse administrators try to match members with positions that fit a member's needs and skill sets. Commerce Park Clubhouse has a wide variety of opportunities for members to get involved in everything from cooking to how to use a computer throughout the work day.
The Tower Cafe is a vocational training restaurant operated by Community Services Group.||Lycoming||Community Services Group - Lycoming/Clinton||Community Services Group|
|Community Services Group - Vocational Programs for Mental Health Rehabilitation - Williamsport||CSG provides vocational programs for adults whose mental illness has impeded their emotional, social, economic and vocational development. Programs aid individuals in searching for jobs, refining interviewing skills and transitioning into a new job. They focus on working with each person in the setting most comfortable for the individual.
The Commerce Park Clubhouse offers a variety of employment opportunities such as Transitional Employment Positions (TEP), Supported Employment and also provides in-house support for those in Independent Employment. TEP’s and Supported Employment also receive Job Coaching, funded through OVR. Commerce Park Clubhouse has a wide variety of opportunities for members to get involved in everything from cooking to how to use a computer throughout the work day.
The Tower Cafe is a vocational training restaurant operated by Community Services Group.||Lycoming||Community Services Group - Lycoming/Clinton||Community Services Group|
|CTC Manufacturing - Vocational Rehabilitation||Provide life skills training, job skills training, mentoring and employment for adults with disabilities.
Added second site:
103 Rotary Drive
West Hazleton, PA 18202
570-497-4773||Carbon||CTC Manufacturing||CTC Manufacturing|
|Cumberland/Perry Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities - Employment Services Directory - Individuals w/ MH Disabilities||The Employment Services Directory for Individuals with Mental Health Disablities was created to provide information on community resources, services and supports that are available to individuals in recovery from mental illness who are interested in furthering that recovery through employment.
The link to access the Employment Services Directory electronically is http://www.ccpa.net/documentview.aspx?DID=6543||Cumberland||Cumberland/Perry Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities||Cumberland/Perry Mental Health and Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities|
|Day Services, Shadowfax||Shadowfax offers day program services in a variety of settings to meet each person's interests and capabilities. Programs include vocational training, job finding and support, enhancing skills for daily living, volunteerism, and fun activities.
Vocational Alternatives: Shadowfax offers vocational training in a variety of supported settings. Two facility based training centers operate in York. The program is designed to provide work experience in an industrial setting to individuals who have disabilities. Classes provide assistance in developing a resume, completing a job application, mastering interviewing skills, and learning appropriate social skills for the work environment. Placement services are available for people who need assistance in finding a job. Once employed, follow-up services are provided to ensure the job experience is successful for the person and the employer.
Supported Employment: Employment Specialists help with every aspect of job development in order for a person to find and keep a job. Once the person’s job preferences and skills are explored and assessed, Employment Specialists assist them in the job search and interview process. After being hired, Employment Specialists stay on-site with the person to ensure they learn the job.
Independent Skills Training Program: . Individual plans are developed based on the needs and desires of each person. Daily living needs for each individual are met by our caring staff. Program activities include, but are not limited to, socialization, communication, motor development and exercise, sensory stimulation, and basic work skills.
Services are provided at 386 Pattison Street, York; 149 S. Tremont Street, York; or 1205 E. Market Street, York||York||Shadowfax||Shadowfax|
|Developmental Education Services of Monroe County - Adult Training Facility||A facility designed to help adult clients with vocational, personal and social development. Services for adults with developmental disabilities utilize activities and opportunities to promote the acquisition and practical application of knowledge and skills. Individualized support and small group services are offered at center and within the community.||Monroe||Developmental Education Services of Monroe County||Developmental Education Services of Monroe County |
|Developmental Enterprises Corporation - Supported Employment||Our exceptional staff strives to foster a powerful service mentality by coordinating with various agencies and clients to identify and address specific support needs for individuals with disabilities. After evaluating each person's vocational goals, DEC assesses the individual's existing abilities and matches his or her interests and skill set to a relevant work environment. Placement in our Employment Services Program offers hands-on experience in the workplace, with a high dose of support from a knowledgeable DEC employment consultant.||Montgomery||Developmental Enterprises Corporation - Montgomery; Norristown||Developmental Enterprises Corporation|
|Developmental Enterprises Corporation - Supported Employment - Pottstown||Our exceptional staff strives to foster a powerful service mentality by coordinating with various agencies and clients to identify and address specific support needs for individuals with disabilities. After evaluating each person's vocational goals, DEC assesses the individual's existing abilities and matches his or her interests and skill set to a relevant work environment. Placement in our Employment Services Program offers hands-on experience in the workplace, with a high dose of support from a knowledgeable DEC employment consultant.||Montgomery||DEC- Pottstown Training Center||Developmental Enterprises Corporation|
|Dickinson Center - Elkwood Arts||Services consist of work experience and other developmental work training activities to promote movement into a higher level vocational program. Activities include: 1) training designed to teach job-related skills; 2) personal work and adjustment training designed to develop appropriate worker traits and teach an understanding of the work environment; and 3) assessments of an individual’s vocational aptitude and potential.||Elk||Dickinson Center - Ridgway Facility||Dickinson Center|
|Employment of Persons with Blindness or Visual Impairments-North Central Sight Services||North Central Sight Services manufactures and assembles products for the government through a nationwide industry program called AbilityOne. The AbilityOne Program creates employment opportunities for individuals who are blind or severely disabled. Products produced by non-profit agencies in the program share the brand name SKILCRAFTÂ®.
Their business services include shredding, CD/DVD duplication and printing, custom logo USB flash drives, Flash drive and file preloading. They are also available as subcontractors for warehousing, distribution and shipping, light assembly, collating, packaging, and shrink wrapping.||Lycoming||Industry and Employment Program||North Central Sight Services|
|Ephrata Area Rehab Services||Services include:
- Experience training
- Extended employment
- Job placement services
- Mobile work crews
- Supportive employment
- Intensified and specialized developmental training program for adults with severe and profound developmental disabilities
Work Activities Service Site
121 West Fulton Street
Ephrata, PA 17522
Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:30am to 3:30pm||Lancaster||Ephrata Area Rehab Services||Ephrata Area Rehab Services|
|Excentia Human Services - Supported Employment Services||Provides job readiness, career assessments, and customized employment for those who want to work and be financially independent.
||Lancaster||Excentia - Rohrerstown||Excentia Human Services|
|Goodwill Keystone Area - Employment Services||Assists youth and adults with disabilities to prepare for, secure, and maintain or advance in employment in the local community to support their financial self-sufficiency. As part of their service delivery, they provide benefits counseling support to those individuals who receive SSI and/or SSDI to understand work's impact on their cash benefit and healthcare.||Lancaster||Goodwill Keystone Area - Lancaster||Goodwill Keystone Area|
|Helping Hands - Adult Support Services||Adult Support Services offers a range of services.
Services available include:
- Work Activity Center (WAC): Program designed to provide disabled individuals with a well-rounded job training experience.
- Adult Training Facility (ATF:)Program provides support activities for adults with more severe disabilities.
- Integrated Senior Program (ISP): A day program for disabled seniors.||Berks||Helping Hands||Helping Hands|
|Homefields Vocational - Community Supported Agriculture||Goodwill at Homefields Farm is a community-supported agricultural (CSA) program for people with disabilities and other disadvantaging conditions. Provides employment opportunities for adults who wish to work in an alternative context. Links the trainee farmer to the community in a real-world business relationship, and supplies the community with healthy, fresh, organically grown food options.||Lancaster||Homefields Vocational||Homefields Inc.|
|Hope Enterprises - Custodial Program||Hope Enterprises employs and trains indviduals with developmental disabilites together with non-disabled workers to provide Federal, State, and commercial facilities with customized cleaning, tailored to meet facility needs. All employees are professionally uniformed, trained, and supervised to ensure quality from the very beginning. Workers use up-to-date equipment and are able to provide supplies, such as paper products and sanitary supplies. Quality Assurance Inspections occur on a regular basis and services are at a competitive price.||Lycoming||Business Services||Hope Enterprises|
|Hope Enterprises - Industrial Program||The Industrial Program enables clients with developmental disabilities to provide comprehensive outsourcing services for private industries. They are able to meet either short- or long-term manpower needs by either
- Providing laborers at the job site
- Providing transitional production supervisors to conduct on-site training to assure quantity and quality standards are met at no additional cost
- Providing permanent workers with job coaching services
|Lycoming||Business Services||Hope Enterprises|
|Job Experience in Food Service for Individuals with Mental and Intellectual Disabilities - Clinton County Community Connections||Individuals with mental and intellectual disabilities who are in the Haven Program use their job readiness skills to operate the 4 C's cafe in the Clinton County Community Center.||Clinton||Clinton County Community Connections-Haven||Clinton County Community Connections|
|Life Path||Northampton||LIFE PATH, INC||Life Path|
|Life'sWork of Western PA - Allegheny||A non-profit organization whose mission is to increase the quality of life of persons with disabilities and others with barriers to employment through productive employment opportunities.||Allegheny||Life'sWork of Western PA||Life'sWork of Western PA|
|Life'sWork of Western PA - Fayette||Provides sheltered employment for persons with disabilities. Vocational rehabilitation services includes evaluation, training, education, and placement. Ultimate goal is job placement. Evaluation for computer access, home modification, seating, and environmental control units available.||Fayette||Life'sWork of Western PA||Life'sWork of Western PA|
|Lighthouse Vocational Services||A 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.||Lancaster||Lighthouse Vocational Services||Lighthouse Vocational Services|
|Mental Health Partnerships - ACT NOW||ACT NOW assists people with mental illnesses who want to find a job. The program provides a 3-week training course followed by a 12-week internship designed to lead to full-time employment.
Programs available include:
- Information and instruction on how to search for a job
- Writing a resume
- Taking and giving directions
- Make decisions
- Communicating appropriately
- Listening effectively
- Preparing for an internship||Philadelphia||Mental Health Partnerships (MHP) - Philadelphia; Center City||Mental Health Partnerships|
|Occupational Development Center||A vocational rehabilitation agency that provides facility-based and community-based employment, training, and placement for developmentally disabled adults. The primary goals are to enable the individual to move into a less-sheltered employment setting or to increase independence and productivity within their current setting.||Lancaster||Occupational Development Center||Occupational Development Center|
|Penn Employment Services, The Arc of York County||For many people with intellectual disabilities, one of the most significant steps toward self-sufficiency is finding and keeping a job. Success in the competitive workplace can be a tremendous challenge, but every day we see people of all ages making a place for themselves in companies across York County. We help qualified and motivated individuals with disabilities find jobs that fit their interests and needs. We work with them to learn the required job skills. Our Employment Training Specialists provide on-the-job training while helping make necessary accommodations for each individual. We also partner with local school districts to teach job skills and employment-related social skills to help students transition from school to work.
||York||The Arc of York County||The Arc of York County|
|Penn-Mar Human Services||Residential Programs
Community Supported Living Programs
Adult Day Program
In-Home Services Are Available
Supported Employment Training; Transportation To Work Sites
Penn Mar Ink-The Process Of Recycling And Refilling Ink Cartridges For Computer Printers. Contact: kevin walker email@example.com||York||Penn-Mar Human Services||Penn-Mar Human Services|
|Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Johnstown||The 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.
||Cambria||Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)||Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry|
|Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - New Castle||Assists Pennsylvanians with disabilities in gaining the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities. OVR services include: diagnostic services, vocational evaluation, vocational counseling, job training, medical services and assistive technology equipment to help clients pursue and achieve employment, and job placement assistance.||Lawrence||Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)||Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry|
|Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Pittsburgh||Assists Pennsylvanians with disabilities in gaining the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities. OVR services include: diagnostic services, vocational evaluation, vocational counseling, job training, medical services and assistive technology equipment to help clients pursue and achieve employment, and job placement assistance.||Allegheny||Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)||Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry|
|Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Washington||Assists Pennsylvanians with disabilities in gaining the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities. OVR services include: diagnostic services, vocational evaluation, vocational counseling, job training, medical services and assistive technology equipment to help clients pursue and achieve employment, and job placement assistance.||Washington||Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)||Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry|
|Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom||Pittsburgh 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.
- 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.
|Allegheny||Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom||Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania - Sharpsburg|
|Pittsburgh Mercy Penn Avenue Clubhouse||This 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.||Allegheny||Mercy Behavioral Health||Pittsburgh Mercy Health System|
|Quest, Inc. - Occupational Skills Training||Provides job skills training for adults with disabilities. Some examples are janitorial, food service (including catering), and lawn care skills training in the community at commercial and private sites. Training is provided at a ratio of one staff to 3 or 4 individuals.||Lebanon||Quest, Inc.||Quest, Inc.|
|Services to Visually Impaired/Blind||Access Technology Training: Introduces people who are blind or visually impaired to computer software and the internet and advance computer skills. Evaluation of low video magnifier, vision aids and store on site.
Production: Provides employment to people with disabilities (minimum wage).
Radio Reading: Individuals who are print reading impaired receive news, information, broadcasts of special events and other programming. Reading and recording of information for individuals. Also do Braille production.
Prevention: Preschool vision and hearing screening for children ages 3-5. Adult screenings at businesses, civic organiztions, health fairs. Public awareness presentations. Free eye care and glasses for those who meet financial guidelines.||Dauphin||Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania||Vision Resources of Central Pennsylvania|
|Skills of Central PA Blair County Disability Related Center Based Employment (Shops)||Provide opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to learn and practice work skills in a separate and supported environment.||Blair||Blair County||Skills of Central Pennsylvania|
|Skills of Central PA Centre/Clinton/Lycoming Counties Disability Related Center Based Employment (Shops)||Provide opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to learn and practice work skills in a separate and supported environment.||Centre||Centre/Clinton/Lycoming Counties||Skills of Central Pennsylvania|
|Skills of Central PA Huntingdon/Mifflin/Juniata Counties Disability Related Center Based Employment (Shops)||Provide opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities to learn and practice work skills in a separate and supported environment.||Mifflin||Huntingdon/Mifflin/Juniata Counties||Skills of Central Pennsylvania|
|Social Skills Development-Clinton County Community Connections -||Pathways is a community habilitation adult training facility where individuals with developmental disabilities (mental health and intellectual disabilities) development of personal and social skills, independence and self-esteem, communication skills, and health maintenance. Professionals engage clients using sensory stimulation, music therapy, exercise programs, and recreational activities such as picnics, bowling, and trips to local attractions.||Clinton||Clinton County Community Connections - Pathways Program||Clinton County Community Connections|
|Subcontracting Employment Services, Shadowfax||York||Shadowfax||Shadowfax|
|United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Camp Hill (55 Utley Drive) - Employment Services||Finding competitive employment in the community is one way for individuals with disabilities to enjoy a productive, inclusive, and fulfilling life that, for some, may result in a self-sufficient lifestyle.
- Individual assessment
- Career counseling
- Job referral
- Job development
- Job coaching and ongoing support
- Student transition to the work force
- Links to additional support and resources
- Assistive technology
- Transportation||Cumberland||United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA - Camp Hill (55 Utley Drive)||United Cerebral Palsy of Central PA |
|Via of the Lehigh Valley - Work Training Services Workshop||The Via Business & Industrial Services Workshop provides hands-on vocational training, and helps individuals gain skills and confidence. Via offers a safe and productive environment where individuals work on a variety of projects, improve independence and enhance work skills.
||Lehigh||Via of the Lehigh Valley||Via of the Lehigh Valley|
|VisionCorps York, Employment Services||Employs legally blind adults to provide recycling services for the Library of Congress and other contract services for the visually impaired to other area businesses.||York||VisionCorps York||VisionCorps|
|Vocational Services-Martha Lloyd Community Services||Offers vocational assessment, specific skill training, sheltered employment, community work experience, school to work experience, experience in retail operations, job coaching and placement services. Following training, participants may be employed in food services, custodial services and beauty shop attendants.||Bradford||Martha Lloyd Community Services, Inc.||Martha Lloyd Community Services, Inc.|