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    Programs that enable individuals with disabilities, people who abuse drugs or alcohol, or people who have emotional problems to obtain the training and employment experiences they need to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Services may include vocational evaluation, work adjustment, work experience, training in marketable skills and placement in competitive employment or a sheltered work environment.

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    Advance Lane Training and Employment Corporation - Community Integrated ServicesCustom full or part-time designed programs that help the individual develop skills, discover new opportunities, and connect with the community. Individually designed schedules that allow you to chose the activity and learning experience that truly interests you. Programs include: > Volunteer experiences with community non-profit groups, like the SPCA, and Meals on Wheels. > Creative business ventures managed by ALTEC > Community activities and resourcesMontgomeryAdvance Lane Training and Employment Corporation (ALTEC) - Montgomery; ColmarALTEC - Advance Lane Training and Employment Corporation
    Advance Lane Training and Employment Corporation - Employment ServicesWhen you choose ALTEC for your Employment needs, you'll find that we are committed to finding the right job for you. We realize your happiness and satisfaction leads to a long successful work relationship that builds a successful life plan: > Career Planning - Support and guidance toward fulfilling your career goals. > Assessment - A comprehensive assessment is available to help identify your interests, strengths and specific needs before job development begins and a training plan is developed. > Resume Building - We will help you examine your past work experiences and project future skill needs to reach the ultimate objectives of your career. > Job Identification and Development - define and explore potential job opportunities which coinside with your overall desires and best interests. > ALTEC'S Community Network of Employers - We have built strong relationships with many diverse businesses within the community thereby providing access to many job opportunities. > Liaison Work for You - ALTEC is in your corner; we will provide you with honest feedback, strong advocacy for your success, and recommendations for modifications when appropriate. > Job Clubs and Group Support - Success is contagious. Part of the overall plan is to connect you to a group of successful people that have similar experiences.MontgomeryAdvance Lane Training and Employment Corporation (ALTEC) - Montgomery; ColmarALTEC - Advance Lane Training and Employment Corporation
    AgrAbility for PennsylvaniansAgrAbility provides direct services for farmers and farm family members with a disability or long-term health condition who want to remain in production agriculture. Services include on site assessment of needs, identification of appropriate modifications, equipment or assistive technology and referral to state and local resources. Many farmers with a disability are referred to the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) which works with individuals on employment issues such as training, evaluation, assistive technology, and modifications. AgrAbility also participates in a wide variety of educational programs such as farm safety day camps, presentations to health care and rehabilitation professionals, county crop and dairy days, and statewide agricultural expositions. AgrAbility for Pennsylvanians Project is supported under USDA-NIFA Special Projects 2017-41590-27105 in collaboration with Penn State Extension. AgrAbility PA is a statewide partnership with the Penn State Extension, Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry-OVR and UCP Central PA.CentreAgrAbility for PennsylvaniansAgrAbility for Pennsylvanians
    Allentown Rescue Mission - Christian Living and Values ProgramResidential program that provides training in life skills, computer skills and employment readiness. Transitional program participants can join the Clean Team, a vocational rehabilitation program. Secondary services for clients include a weekly health clinic and subsidized apartments for men who have successfully completed their programs and still need permanent housing. Maximum stay of one year. LehighAllentown Rescue MissionAllentown Rescue Mission
    ALTEC - Advance Lane Training and Employment Corporation - Vocational ServicesIndividuals have an opportunity to experience WORK responsibilities in the structured work environment at ALTEC. ALTEC also recognizes the need for diverse experiences and opportunities and will focus supports to: > Refine work habits and skills focusing on developing or enhancing work habits and skills to prepare you for independent, competitive employment. > Enhance communication and social skills: Learn to communicate with your supervisor and coworkers in a manner that creates relationships and personal respect. Learn the appropriate way to get information, request help, and say "I don't know". Learn self-esteem creating a happier quality of life. > Receive training wages for work experience while you are learning. ALTEC provides fair compensation at a prevailing rate to learn for production and service whether it is on site at our training center or on a job in a community transitional opportunity. . > Experience community work opportunities: ALTEC will arrange and provide on going supports. Transitional work opportunities where ALTEC support is consistently available at the work place. Work at a business or establishment in the community with ALTEC personnel available for consistent training. > Experience Volunteer Opportunities: Learn new and interesting skills along side other community volunteers in one of ten other non-profit organizations in our area. Learn to communicate with other volunteers in a manner that creates relationships and personal respect. Learn self-esteem by giving back to the community valued service.MontgomeryAdvance Lane Training and Employment Corporation (ALTEC) - Montgomery; ColmarALTEC - Advance Lane Training and Employment Corporation
    Arc of Chester County - Comprehensive Employment Services (CES)Comprehensive Employment Services (CES) provides services that help adults with disabilities find and keep the right job, as well as train companies to find, train and supervise people with disabilities. CES helps people with disabilities find paid employment and become productive members of the community by providing these services: pre-employment assessment and counseling; job seeking and placement services; hands-on and on-the-job training to meet employer needs; ongoing job coaching to ensure job retention; opportunities to learn and share experiences with other participants; transportation training and assistance with securing daily transportation; support with benefits information and referral to benefits counselors, and referrals to obtain proper work attire. CES's program helps people with disabilities become productive employees at no cost to the employer, by providing the following services: thorough screening of applicants to ensure proper job match, individualized, on-site training by a professional employment training specialist to meet the employer specifications, ongoing assessment and follow-up to maintain quality employee performance, excellent long-term communication with job supervisors, and information about ADA and tax credits for businesses hiring people with disabilities. ChesterArc of Chester County, The - Chester; West ChesterArc of Chester County
    Avenues - Vocational and Employment ServicesA 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. LuzerneAvenues - LuzerneAvenues
    Baker Industries - Workforce DevelopmentThe purpose of our 30-year old workforce development program is to instill a strong work ethic in our population of low-income vulnerable adults (people with disabilities, former substance abusers, ex-offenders, and homeless people) and, in doing so, build their self-esteem and work skills to the point where those who are able are ready to move into the real workforce. Through such vehicles as our temporary employment program, we have been able to help an average of 67 individuals each year to do just that - 67 individuals who become one step closer to becoming independent and productive members of their communities. For those who are unable to be mainstreamed, we provide long-term employment at one of our two work sites (Malvern and Philadelphia). Each year, depending on the level of work that is outsourced to us, we touch between 200 and 400 individuals. Approximately 60-70% of our revenue comes from the work that we do for our customers - the rest we raise privately. We believe there is no other organization in this country that does what we do, i.e., blending these four, very different types of individuals in a work rehabilitation program, and doing it without any government support. Baker Industries is one of the leading outsourcing and fulfillment companies in the Delaware Valley , and a unique workplace. Striving to set the standard for outsourcing, fulfillment and temporary staffing in the region, we offer a well-supervised, well-practiced and extremely work-ready staff capable of a meticulous and intelligent response to your needs. We can provide workers for companies that need temporary help for special on-site projects. Our workers know how to handle on-the-job problems, how to spot defects, and how to complete the work you need in the way you need it.ChesterBaker Industries - Chester; MalvernBaker Industries
    BARC - Vocational RehabilitationThe Vocational Services Department of BARC provides vocational assessment, training, work experience, habilitative supports, job placement, and retirement activities for nearly 300 adults with developmental disabilities, age 21 and older, in two modern, industrial employment training centers located in Quakertown and Warminster, PA.BucksBARC Developmental Services - Bucks; BuckinghamBARC Developmental Services
    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 Vocational RehabilitationProgram that enables individuals with disabilities, people who abuse drugs or alcohol, or people who have emotional problems to obtain the training and employment experiences they need to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Services may include vocational evaluation, work adjustment, work experience, training in marketable skills and placement in competitive employment or a sheltered work environment.CambriaRehabilitation ProgramCambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped
    Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped Vocational Rehabilitation ServicesPrograms that enable individuals with disabilities to obtain traiing and employment experience in order to reach economic self-sufficiency.CambriaCambria County Assoc. for the Blind and Handicapped Vocational Rehabilitation ServicesCambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped
    CareLink Community Support Services - Employment TrainingCareLink provides individualized employment, education, and training services to promote self-worth, the development of natural supports, and community integration. Job placement in itself is not our goal. Teaching people to help themselves by expanding their existing skills is the key to success. CareLink's staff use individualized career counseling and offer a variety of skills training options to teach and build needed employment and education supports.DelawareCareLink Community Support Services - DelawareCareLink Community Support Services
    CenClear Family Based Behavioral Health - Vocational RehabilitationFamily therapy to assist in keeping children at risk of out of home placement in their home. Enables individuals with disabilities, people who abuse drugs or alcohol, or people who have emotional problems to obtain the training and employment experiences they need to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Services may include vocational evaluation, work adjustment, work experience, training in marketable skills and placement in competitive employment or a sheltered work environment.CentreCenClear Family Based Behavioral HealthCenClear
    CenClear Fatherhood Initiative - Vocational RehabilitationEnables individuals with disabilities, people who abuse drugs or alcohol, or people who have emotional problems to obtain the training and employment experiences they need to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Services may include vocational evaluation, work adjustment, work experience, training in marketable skills and placement in competitive employment or a sheltered work environment.ClearfieldCenClear Fatherhood InitiativeCenClear
    Coatesville VA Medical Center - Mental Health, Substance Abuse & PTSD TreatmentThe mental health service at the Coatesville VA Medical Center provides consultation, evaluation, and treatment for a variety of issues that can impact emotional health and well-being. Services and supporting programs offered at the Coatesville Medical Center include: Community Residential Care, Mental Health Outpatient Clinic, Inpatient Psychiatry, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder treatment, Substance Abuse Treatment Drug/Alcohol, Domiciliary Care, and a Work Restoration program. We also provide outreach to homeless veterans.The Social Work program also offers counseling to veterans with drug, alcohol, and emotional problems, to help veterans and their families understand and adjust to an illness or disability, to veterans and family members who want to prepare advance directives and durable powers of attorney for health care or finances, to help veterans and their families cope with terminal illness, and to family members about legal issues such as commitment and guardianship. Counseling is conducted through one-on-one discussions, family conferences and group classes.ChesterVeterans Affairs VA Medical Center - CoatesvilleUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    Community Progress Council, HanoverPromoting self-sufficiency by helping clients understand and navigate available services in the community. One on one guidance to help clients become self-sufficient by providing assistance with job searching, job applications, resume building, financial literacy/budgeting, and navigating social service programs with referrals. Able to process Dollar Energy Grant Fund applications, Columbia Gas CAP applications, and Adams Electric Project Helping Hands applications for utility assistance. OTHER SERVICES:
  • Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) on Tuesday and Thursday
  • Community Progress Council’s WIC on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
  • Offers Home Buyers Workshops as well as credit/debt counseling hosted by Community Progress Counsel Housing Program
  • YorkCommunity Progress Council, HanoverCommunity Progress Council, Inc.
    Community Progress Council, Red Land Community Action Program•Promoting self-sufficiency by helping clients understand and navigate available services in the community. One on one guidance to help clients become self-sufficient by providing assistance with job searching, job applications, resume building, financial literacy/budgeting, and navigating social service programs with referrals. Able to process Dollar Energy Grant Fund applications, Columbia Gas CAP applications, and Adams Electric Project Helping Hands applications for utility assistance. OTHER SERVICES: •Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) on Tuesday and Thursday •Community Progress Council’s WIC on Monday, Wednesday and Friday •Offers Home Buyers Workshops as well as credit/debt counseling hosted by Community Progress Counsel Housing Program Please, note: as of Sept 1st, 2019, New Hope Ministries will be offering food pantry services via their mobile food pantry at the Red Land location. YorkRed Land Community Action ProgramCommunity Progress Council, 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
    Community Services Group - Vocational Programs for Mental Health Rehabilitation - WilliamsportCSG 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.LycomingCommunity Services Group - Lycoming/ClintonCommunity Services Group
    CTC Manufacturing - Vocational RehabilitationProvide life skills training, job skills training, mentoring and employment for adults with disabilities. Added second site: 103 Rotary Drive West Hazleton, PA 18202 570-497-4773CarbonCTC ManufacturingCTC Manufacturing
    Department of Veterans Affairs - Pittsburgh Regional OfficeAlleghenyAllegheny County Department of Veterans ServicesPennsylvania Department of Military and Veteran Affairs
    Developmental Enterprises Corporation - Work Activities Centers - NorristownWork Activity Center involves DEC's innovative Contract Packaging and Assemble program. Individuals are trained by skilled professionals on a continual basis to comfortably handle a wide variety of contracts, and to cost-effectively provide business customers with a quality job that is delivered on time and on budget.MontgomeryDEC- Norristown Training CenterDevelopmental Enterprises Corporation
    Developmental Enterprises Corporation - Work Activities Centers - North PennWork Activity Center involves DEC's innovative Contract Packaging and Assemble program. Individuals are trained by skilled professionals on a continual basis to comfortably handle a wide variety of contracts, and to cost-effectively provide business customers with a quality job that is delivered on time and on budget.MontgomeryDEC- North Penn Training CenterDevelopmental Enterprises Corporation
    Developmental Enterprises Corporation - Work Activities Centers - PottstownWork Activity Center involves DEC's innovative Contract Packaging and Assemble program. Individuals are trained by skilled professionals on a continual basis to comfortably handle a wide variety of contracts, and to cost-effectively provide business customers with a quality job that is delivered on time and on budget.MontgomeryDEC- Pottstown Training CenterDevelopmental Enterprises Corporation
    Developmental Enterprises Corporation - Work Activities Centers - Willow GroveWork Activity Center involves DEC's innovative Contract Packaging and Assemble program. Individuals are trained by skilled professionals on a continual basis to comfortably handle a wide variety of contracts, and to cost-effectively provide business customers with a quality job that is delivered on time and on budget.MontgomeryDEC Willow Grove Training CenterDevelopmental Enterprises Corporation
    H.A.R.T. CenterVocational Rehabilitation training and job placementAdamsH.A.R.T. CenterH.A.R.T. Center
    Hedwig House - HOPE AcademyParticipants 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.MontgomeryHedwig House - ColmarHedwig House
    Hedwig House - Psychiatric Rehabilitation Education ProgramParticipants 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.MontgomeryHedwig House - Montgomery; LansdaleHedwig House
    Hedwig House - Psychiatric Rehabilitation Education Program - AbingtonParticipants 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.MontgomeryHedwig House - AbingtonHedwig House
    Home and Community Habilitation-St. Joseph's CenterThis program assists individuals living in the community in attaining, maintaining skills in the areas of self-help, socialization and adaptive skills. It can be helping someone learn how to cook, ride a bus or make small purchases.LackawannaCommunity Support ServicesSt. Joseph's Center
    Hope Enterprises - Vocational RehabilitationThe Vocational Rehabilitation program assesses the vocational, behavioral, and independent/self-help skills of mentally challenged individuals and exposes them to a variety of activities to help them improve skills in needed areas. Habilitation services include vocational evaluation, the student transition program, vocational training and work opportunities, classroom instruction, and volunteer activities assist individuals in achieving self-sufficiency. Volunteer opportunities allow individuals to access the community, build relationships, and serve others. Community-based recreational activities allow individuals to interact with friends and peers in a more social setting. Those who have the potential to be competitively employed will participate in Personal Work Adjustment Training (PWAT). This program provides work opportunities to develop and strengthen behaviors essential for job success. An additional goal of PWAT is to enhance pre-employment skills such as completing resumes and job applications and to learn interviewing skills. Subcontract jobs provide monetary compensation and help improve individual self esteem. In addition to workshop based operations, off-site opportunities may also be available.LycomingDay ServicesHope 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.
    Human Services Center - Lawrence CountyProvides a variety of outpatient psychiatric and crisis intervention services for children, adolescents and adults. Child Mental Health Services including Child Blended Case Management; School Based Partial Hospitalization Services; Family Based Behavioral Health Services; Student Assistance Program; Transitional Aftercare; Family Reintegration Services, and CASSP. Early Intervention Service Coordination for ages 0-3 years of age and Supports Coordination for those with an intellectual disability. Adult Mental Health Services include Adult Blended Case Management; Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services; Certified Peer Specialists; Residential, and Vocational Services.LawrenceHuman Services Center - Lawrence CountyHuman Services Center - Lawrence County
    ICW Vocational Services Vocational RehabilitationProvides vocational services to adults with disabilities. Workshop Division: Provides work experience, vocational training and sheltered employment for persons with disabilities. Employment Services Division: Provides on-the-job training and job placement (Supported Employment Services) in the community.IndianaVocational RehabilitationICW Vocational Services
    JEVS Human Services - Vocational Research InstituteVocational Research Institute offers career assessment, planning and training tools, and much more. PhiladelphiaJEVS Human Services Headquarters - Philadelphia; RittenhouseJEVS Human Services
    Lark Enterprises – Small Group EmploymentSMALL GROUP EMPLOYMENT Lark’s Small Group Employment is designed to support individuals who are transitioning to competitive integrated employment through work that occurs in a location other than one of Lark’s facilities. Services through Small Group Employment may also be used in our social enterprises. All Small Group Employment Work is paid at least minimum wage. Small Group Employment service options include mobile work force, work station in industry, social enterprises, and enclaves. Services Janitorial – Mobile Work Force In Lark’s Janitorial Services, individuals are part of a team, supervised by a job coach, cleaning businesses and organizations that have contracted with Lark for cleaning services. Recycling – Mobile Work Force In Lark’s Recycling Services, individuals are part of a team, supervised by a job coach, providing recycling services to businesses and organizations that have contracted with Lark for those services. Delivery Services – Mobile Work Force In Lark’s Delivery Services, individuals are supervised by a job coach, providing delivery services to businesses and organizations that have contracted with Lark for delivery services. Auto Detailing – Mobile Work Force In Lark’s Auto Detailing Services, individuals are part of a team, supervised by a job coach, detailing autos for individuals, businesses, or organizations that have contracted for detailing services. Industrial Work Sites – Work Station in Industry In Lark’s Industrial Work Sites, individuals are part of a team, supervised by a job coach, at local businesses in the immediate area, training for potential positions available at the industrial work site. Once job expertise is demonstrated the individual may be hired by the industry being served. Social Enterprises – Affirmative Industry In Lark’s social enterprises, individuals are employed by Lark for no less than minimum wage in order to fill contracted orders from businesses who outsource to Lark Social Enterprises. As an affirmative industry, Lark is dedicated to providing opportunities for work to people with disabilities. As such, we will give a preference to hiring those individuals who self-disclose a disability. Settings Small Group Employment is provided in community based settings or in affirmative businesses owned and operated by Lark. Our affirmative businesses, which we refer to as social enterprises occur in unlicensed spaces owned by Lark. LawrenceVocational RehabilitationLark Enterprises
    Lark Enterprises - Community Integration and Employment Training Center for AutismLawrenceVocational RehabilitationLark Enterprises
    LifePath - Adult Day ProgramDay programs include vocational training programs, adult training facilities and older adult activity centers. NorthamptonLifePath - Lehigh ValleyLifePath
    Melmark - Residential Options and ServicesResidential Options that Build Confidence: Our residential program offers an array of alternatives for living on campus and in the community. This program engages leading therapeutic methods to assist individuals to achieve their maximum potential, and feature a strong multidisciplinary clinical team approach that focuses on individual strengths, interests, needs, and choices. Using consumer choice and preference, treatment goals are linked to assessment and reflect planning for future care. Social, Recreational and Athletic Services: Well equipped for a variety of activities, Melmark offers indoor and outdoor pools, a covered riding arena, gymnasium, multi-service recreation center, and interactive playgrounds. Students visit surrounding communities regularly for shopping, exercise, and entertainment.Chester*Main Site (Melmark)Melmark
    Mental Health Partnerships - ACT NOWACT 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 internshipPhiladelphiaMental Health Partnerships (MHP) - Philadelphia; Center CityMental Health Partnerships
    Mosaic House ClubhousePsychiatric rehabilitation services including transitional employment opportunities, educational supports, social opportunities, etc.BerksMosaic House ClubhouseThreshold Rehabilitation Services, Inc.
    Multiple Sclerosis Service Society of CLASSIndependent of other Multiple Sclerosis organizations, CLASS currently offers residential services, community skills training, vocational programs, attendant care services, outreach, and advocacy to residents of western Pennsylvania living with Multiple Sclerosis. Programs and Services of Multiple Sclerosis Service Society (MSSS) include: Muliple Sclerosis Exercise and Support Program (MSES) Under a doctor’s direction, MSES staff provide instructional range of motion exercises, equipment, and assistive living device evaluations, and emotional support in the home. The staff also educate clients about adaptive and durable medical equipment, a home exercise program, and safety concerns. Services are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Durable Medical Equipment and Supplies The MSSS is a full service provider of medical equipment and supplies. This includes sales, services, and rentals with free delivery in your area. Participants discuss their needs with experienced staff who recommend medical equipment and supplies. Information And Referral This program is designed to help individuals in making the necessary emotional, social, and economic adjustments to their lifestyle. The MSSS offers community education through Information and Referral. View some of the Helpful Links. Social And Recreational Activities The MSSS helps to fund ten social clubs/support groups throughout Southwestern Pennsylvania. Most clubs meet monthly and plan various activities throughout the year. Download the most recent schedule for the Support/Social Clubs here. Community Education Key staff members are available for public speaking engagements to educate the community about MS and its implication as well as the services offered through MSSS. A newsletter, “The Voice” is done three times per year from CLASS to highlight clients, programs and upcoming events for all programs and divisions of CLASS. Lending Library Informative articles are mailed and recent books and videos on MS may be borrowed from the MSSS office. AlleghenyCommunity Living and Support Services (CLASS)Community Living and Support Services (CLASS)
    Occupational Development CenterA 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.LancasterOccupational Development CenterOccupational Development Center
    Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVR)-Pennsylvania Department of Labor and IndustryThe 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.LuzerneOffice of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Opportunities Unlimited of ErieCreates employment opportunities for people with disabilities and to support them in achieving their goals.ErieOpportunities Unlimited of Erie Opportunities Unlimited of Erie
    PA 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 referralChesterPA ASSOCIATION FOR THE BLIND & VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHESTER COUNTY BRANCH, INC.PA Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired Chester County Branch
    PA CareerLink - Columbia/Montour Counties - Office of Vocational Rehabilitation OVRAssistance for individuals to obtain or retain employment, must have a physical or mental disability that limits one or more major life activityColumbiaPA CareerLink - Columbia/Montour CountiesPA CareerLink
    PA CareerLink Mon Valley - Veterans ProgramThe PA CareerLink® Veterans Program provides a full range of employment services to assist veterans in their search for work. Specially trained veteran employment representatives located in PA CareerLink® offices provide veterans with a full range of employment services, including referral services, job development, referral to training, and referral to government and community veteran service agencies. These representatives help veterans match their job skills to employer job openings and contact employers on behalf of the veteran for consideration in hiring. The PA CareerLink® web site enables you to search for job openings, create a résumé, apply for jobs online, research career information or request vocational rehabilitation services. PA CareerLink® offices comply with the Jobs for Veterans Act by providing priority services to veterans. Local Veterans Employment Representatives and/or Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialists are available at PA CareerLink® offices to assist veterans with job search and other employment needs. Job seekers identified as veterans are matched to job orders, before any other job seeker matches are performed. If you reside in Mon Valley region of Washington county, the Veterans Representative/Specialist in your area is: Douglas Short Disabled Veterans Outreach Program Specialist doshort@pa.gov 724-379-4750 ext 118WashingtonPA CareerLink Mon ValleyPA CareerLink
    PA CareerLink - Services for Individuals - Vocational RehabilitationCareerLink helps individuals to find a job, get job training, research careers, create a resume and get vocational rehabilitation services. For veterans, specially trained veteran employment representatives provide veterans with a full range of employment services. Special emphasis is given to disabled veterans and veterans who are just leaving the military.ChesterCHESTER COUNTY CAREERLINKChester County CareerLink
    PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Wilkes-Barre OfficeProvides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. 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. Services include: -Diagnostic Services -Vocational Evaluation -Counseling -Training -Restoration Services -Placement Assistance -Assistive Technology -Support ServicesLuzernePA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Wilkes Barre OfficePA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Central Office
    PA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Williamsport OfficeProvides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. 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. Services include: -Diagnostic Services -Vocational Evaluation -Counseling -Training -Restoration Services -Placement Assistance -Assistive Technology -Support ServicesLycomingPA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Williamsport OfficePA Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Central Office
    Paralyzed Veterans of America - Operation PAVEOperation PAVE (Paving Access for Veterans Employment is a Paralyzed Veterans of America's vocational rehabilitation program, supports America’s paralyzed veterans in their search for good jobs and meaningful careers while helping employers strengthen their workforce with hard-working, gifted employees. Many of America’s 44,000 paralyzed veterans are unemployed. Research and clinical studies have shown that providing an individual with a vocational focus is critical to their successful transition to living with paralysis. Access to education and career opportunities is essential to boost quality of life, reduce chronic health issues and improve the financial stability of veterans and their families. Traditional vocational rehabilitation models have been ineffective in preparing our nation’s paralyzed and disabled veterans to reenter the workforce and remain there. That’s why Paralyzed Veterans’ is working to overcome the vocational challenges that face veterans living with spinal cord injuries, and all persons with disabilities, at our six vocational rehabilitation centers located across the country. At each, PAVE counselors work hand-in-hand with the veteran, medical staff, PVA’s national service officers and physical therapists to:
    • Explore career options early on in a paralyzed veteran’s medical rehabilitation,
    • Assist veterans to find the appropriate educational opportunities, job training, skill improvements, etc.,
    • Connect veterans to a network of hiring employers.
    Paralyzed Veterans of AmericaParalyzed Veterans of America
    Penn Foundation - Wellspring ClubhouseWellspring Clubhouse is a voluntary rehabilitation program designed to promote recovery and instill hope among adults with mental health and/or co-occurring substance use challenges. Members work side-by-side with staff as colleagues to run the program, to learn or teach skills, and to offer support and resources needed to achieve a satisfying and improved quality of life in the community. Members work in one of three units: Member Services, Career Development, or Health and Wellness.BucksPenn Foundation - Bucks; SellersvillePenn Foundation
    Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry - Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services - Vocational Rehabilitation Altoona District OfficeThe Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program helps individuals prepare for or retain employment. Services offered can include but are not limited to: counseling and guidance; vocational evaluation; blindness skills training; orientation and mobility instruction; rehabilitation teaching; vocational and college training; occupational tools and equipment; and, job placement services. Services are based on an individual's needs and choices, and some or all of these services may be needed for the person to prepare for or retain employment. VR counselors work directly with the individual to determine an employment goal and what services are needed to reach that goal. An Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) is developed jointly by the counselor and customer. BlairPennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry - Bureau of Blindness and Visual ServicesPennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry - Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) - Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - ErieAssists 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.EriePennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - AllentownProvides comprehensive services to assist Pennsylvanians with disabilities prepare for, obtain and maintain employment. Services available include skills assessment, training, counseling, placement assistance, evaluation for assistive technology and ongoing support services. The Hiram G. Andrews Center offers post-secondary education at the Commonwealth Technical Institute, and also provides career opportunities and independent living skills. The Office of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides information, referral and advocacy to adults and children who are deaf or hard of hearing, as well as their employers, relatives and friends. An online database of qualified sign language interpreters is available. LehighPennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation – Washington District OfficeVocational rehabilitation services for people with physical, emotional, cognitive and sensory disabilities from Fayette, Greene, and Washington Counties. Apply if you have a disability and it causes substantial problems in preparing for, obtaining or maintaining a career. Ultimate goal is job placement in competitive employment. Individualized services may include, counseling, evaluation, training, restoration services and placement.WashingtonPennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - BerksProvides 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.BerksPennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services - ErieAssists Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired gain the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities. Services include vocational rehabilitation, orientation and mobility instruction, and independent living skills instruction. The Randolph-Sheppard Business Enterprise Program (BEP) assists persons operate food service businesses in commercial, industrial or governmental locations. EriePennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services - HarrisburgServices include: - Independent Living Services - Specialized Services - Vocational rehabilitation including counseling, guidance, pre-vocational training, job placement, and specialized blindness skills training - Orientation and mobility instruction (white cane usage) - Rehabilitation Teaching - Business Enterprise program that trains persons who are blind to work in food service - Transportation can be purchased by the agency for consumers when needed in conjunction with another service - Public education programsDauphinPennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services - PittsburghAssists Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired gain the skills necessary to live and work independently in their communities. Services include vocational rehabilitation, orientation and mobility instruction, and independent living skills instruction. The Randolph-Sheppard Business Enterprise Program (BEP) assists persons operate food service businesses in commercial, industrial or governmental locations. AlleghenyPennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services - Wilkes-BarreAssists Pennsylvanians who are blind or visually impaired gain 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. LuzernePennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - DuboisAssists 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.ClearfieldPennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - HarrisburgDiagnosis- evaluating medical, psychological, occupational and educational abilities and limitations.DauphinPennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - JohnstownThe 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. CambriaPennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - New CastleAssists 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.LawrencePennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - PittsburghAssists 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.AlleghenyPennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - WashingtonAssists 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.WashingtonPennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Williamsport District Office - Vocational Rehabilitation ServicesProvides individualized vocational rehabilitation services both directly and through a network of approved vendors to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. Counselors conduct face-to-face interviews, assist customers with setting vocational goals and with selecting services and service providers in order to develop an Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE). OVR provides a wide range of services, including:
    • Diagnostic services
    • Vocational evaluation
    • Counseling
    • Training
    • Restoration services
    • Placement assistance
    • Assistive technology
    • Support services
    LycomingPennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - YorkServices are provided when there is a reasonable expectation that employment is a possible outcome of the services. "Employment" means not only competitive placement, but also in some instances, homemaking. Services may include: - Evaluation of medical, psychological, occupational, and educational abilities and limitations - Providing comprehensive medical, psychological, and allied services to minimize the disabling condition and enable the person to work - Assistance with setting vocational goals and making plans to attain them - Developing job skills through vocational and technical schools, universities, on-the-job training, or rehabilitation workshops - Independent living services - Placement in employment - Post-employment services - Adaptive equipment necessary for employment - Rehabilitation engineering services Disabilities served include, but are not limited to: - Alcoholism/Substance Abuse - Amputation - Epilepsy - Heart disease - Mental illness - Muscular disease - Developmental disabilities - Mental retardation - Speech impairment - Spinal cord injury - Deafness - Multiple Sclerosis - Head injury - Orthopedic disabilities YorkPennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR)Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry
    Peoples OaklandProvides comprehensive psychosocial rehabilitation programming for adults with disabilities resulting from serious mental illness. Peoples Oakland provides a variety of social and vocational opportunities for its members.AlleghenyPeople's OaklandPeople's Oakland
    Peoples Oakland Supported Employment and Education ProgramEmployment Specialists are available to assist mental health consumers in all aspects of employment assistance with the emphasis on rapid attainment of competitive employment. Services include career counseling, resume development, interview preparation, job development and on-going support. Staff is also available to assist individuals with support and information for those pursuing training and/or education goals.AlleghenyPeople's OaklandPeople's Oakland
    Personal & Work Adjustment TrainingA vocational rehabilitation program designed to develop an individual's capabilities to the optimal level in all areas (vocational, social, and emotional). This program is sponsored by the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. This program may last up to 16 weeks. The primary qualifying element is the outlook for attainment of competitive employment within a short period of time. Individuals are assigned a Program Specialist and placed in a competitively oriented work setting.FranklinOccupational Services, Inc- Franklin ProgramOccupational Services, Inc
    Philadelphia Elwyn - Vocational RehabilitationPhiladelphiaElwyn - Philadelphia; Market StreetElwyn
    Philadelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center - Vocational RehabilitationA state licensed social/vocational rehabilitation program that provides training in building maintenance, building services, and clerical services to individuals who have mental health disorders and are receiving outpatient services in local community health centers. No fee required.PhiladelphiaOpportunities Industrialization Center - Philadelphia; North PhiladelphiaPhiladelphia Opportunities Industrialization Center
    Pressley Ridge - Counselors in Training at Brightwood - PittsburghThe training program is for teenagers with high functioning autism, Aspersers Syndrome or mild developmental disabilities who need to develop job skills in an understanding and flexible environment. The CITS work within the camp setting with supervision.AlleghenyPressley Ridge - PittsburghPressley Ridge
    Progressive Workshop of Armstrong County Adult Achievement CenterProvides services to individuals who are not yet ready for the workforce, attend the AAC to continue their education and soft skill sets. The goal is to offer training at this level to transition the clients to an employment setting when they are ready.ArmstrongAdult Achievement CenterProgressive Workshop of Armstrong County
    RISE - Vocational TrainingGrants participants the exposure to the fast paced food service industry through intensive training and skill building. Participants work hands on in a kitchen setting while also gaining knowledge in the classroom. Off-site internships are also afforded to those enrolled in the training and successful completions result in a ServSafe Certification.PhiladelphiaRISECity of Philadelphia
    Student Veterans of AmericaStudent Veterans of America (SVA) provides military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy necessary to succeed in higher education and following graduation. SVA is a coalition of student veterans groups on college campuses across the globe that help veterans reintegrate into campus life and succeed academically. Each chapter must be an officially recognized student group by their university or college and provide a peer-to-peer network for veterans who are attending the school. Additionally, chapters often coordinate campus activities, provide pre-professional networking, and generally provide a touchstone for student veterans in higher education. Among SVA's programs are:
    • Local Leadership Summits: One-day events that explore campus-level concepts that can ease a veteran’s transition from the military to higher education and then to the workforce,
    • Google Resume Workshops: Every veteran that attends a workshop is paired with a Google employee for a one-on-one resume critique and coaching session, attends a panel discussion with Google veterans and hiring professionals, enjoys a free lunch, and goes on a tour of the Google office,
    • Kognito Virtual Training: Evidence-based role-playing training simulations to provide a highly-engaging and effective learning experience that will enhance users' ability to support veterans in achieving academic success.
    • Scholarships:
      • Eight Google scholarships of $10,000 each,
      • Five Rockwell Collins scholarships of $5,000 each,
      • Three Disney scholarships of $10,000 each,
      • Two NBC scholarships of $12,000 each,
      • Three PNC Bank scholarships of $10,000 each,
      • One General Dynamics scholarship of $10,000.
    Student Veterans of AmericaStudent Veterans of America
    Transitional Employment Consultants (TEC)Vocational program for individuals with disabilities including job readiness (resume preparation, interviewing, etc.), supported employment services for competitive employment, community based assessments, and transition from school to work services.WashingtonTransitional Employment ConsultantsTransitional Employment Consultants (TEC)
    United States Department of Veterans AffairsVeterans of the United States armed forces may be eligible for a broad range of programs and services provided by the VA. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions, and certain benefits require service during wartime. If you are new to the VA, the Federal Benefits for Veterans, Dependents and Survivors booklet will help you get started. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs's health care offers a variety of services, information, and benefits. As the nation’s largest integrated health care system, VA operates more than 1,400 sites of care, including hospitals, community clinics, community living centers, domiciliaries, readjustment counseling centers, and various other facilities. VA administers a variety of benefits and services that provide financial and other forms of assistance to Veterans, their dependents, and survivors. Major benefits include Veterans' compensation, Veterans' pension, survivors' benefits, rehabilitation and employment assistance, education assistance, home loan guaranties, and life insurance coverage. Burial and memorial benefits are available for eligible service members, Veterans, reservists, National Guard members, and eligible family members. Service include interment, headstones and markers, and Presidential memorial certificates. VA operates 128 national cemeteries in the United States and Puerto Rico, together with oversight and management of 33 soldiers' lots, confederate cemeteries, and monument sites.United States Department of Veterans AffairsUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: Employment ProgramsThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home. The entire department has put its energy and resources into ending Veteran homelessness. VA's programs provide individualized, comprehensive care to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. VA is dedicated to helping homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of homelessness secure and maintain employment leading to increased residential and personal stability. Our goal is to afford Veterans the opportunity to return to healthy, productive lifestyles within their own communities.
    • Homeless Veteran Supported Employment Program The Homeless Veteran Supported Employment Program (HVSEP) provides vocational assistance, job development and placement, and ongoing supports to improve employment outcomes among homeless Veterans and Veterans at-risk of homelessness. Formerly homeless Veterans who have been trained as Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists (VRSs) provide these services.
    • Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) Program VA’s Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) Program is a national vocational program comprised of three unique programs which assist homeless Veterans in returning to competitive employment: Sheltered Workshop, Transitional Work, and Supported Employment. Veterans in CWT are paid at least the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher. VA's National Cemetery Administration and Veterans Health Administration have also formed partnerships at national cemeteries, where formerly homeless Veterans from the CWT program have received work opportunities.
    • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. Services that may be provided include: Comprehensive rehabilitation evaluation to determine abilities, skills, and interests for employment; employment services; assistance finding and keeping a job; and On the Job Training (OJT), apprenticeship, and non-paid work experiences.
    For information about possible employment services in their area, Veterans can call the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans hotline at 1-877-4AID-VET. Visit website for additional information on these programs.
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans ProgramUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration - Vocational Rehabilitation and EmploymentThe 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 EmploymentUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Benefits Administration
    USA.gov - VeteransGet information about benefits and other services for veterans.
    • Benefits for Veterans Find benefits by state or topic, such as health, employment, education, and more.
    • Cemeteries and Burials Find cemeteries and gravesites or learn more about burial benefits for veterans.
    • Education for Veterans Learn more about the G.I. Bill and how it can help you further your education.
    • Health Care for Veterans Find the care you need, learn more about health programs, and how you can protect your health.
    • Job Resources for Veterans Browse the job bank and get job tools and tips.
    • Memorials, Military History, and Monuments Find military history, historical facts, historical monuments, and memorials.
    • Returning Service Members Have you recently returned from military service? Find out how the VA can help you.
    • Women Veterans Learn more about health care and benefit programs for women.
    USA.govUSA.gov
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Butler HealthcareVA Butler Healthcare provides comprehensive medical care to Western Pennsylvania and Eastern Ohio-area Veterans. Veteran care includes primary, specialty, and mental health care, as well as health maintenance plans, management of chronic conditions, preventive medicine needs and social support services. VA Butler Healthcare also provides vocational services and housing resources for eligible Veterans to break the cycle of homelessness and unemployment.ButlerVeterans Health Administration, VA Butler HealthcareUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System: Comprehensive Vocational Services and Supported EmploymentVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Comprehensive Vocational Services and Supported Employment helps Veterans get back to work. Staff will assess your abilities and interests, provide you with job-seeking skills and assist you with finding and maintaining employment. They will provide support as long as you need it. This program gives priority to serious psychiatric issues. The program will help:
    • Determine the type of work you want to do,
    • Fill out job applications,
    • Arrange job interviews,
    • Prepare you for interview questions,
    • Handle problems that may arise on the job,
    • Work closely with your clinician and employer regarding your potential symptoms,
    • Their staff can attend interviews with you and accompany you on the job to help you adjust to your duties.
    AlleghenyVA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz CampusVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is an integrated health care system that proudly serves the Veteran population throughout the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. VAPHS consists of two clinical care facilities in Pittsburgh as well as five community based outpatient clinics. The H.J. Heinz campus is home to a 262-bed community living center as well as an ambulatory care center that offers outpatient services including dental, primary care, pharmacy and rehabilitation services. The campus also offers a 65-bed Veterans recovery center and 31 psychiatric residential rehabilitation treatment beds.AlleghenyVA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - Vocational ServicesVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's Vocational Services program provides a variety of services to help veterans return to competitive employment or a useful place in society. The Vocational Service Program provides a variety of employment services to veterans. Evaluation Services consisting of both standardized psychometric testing, job simulation and other situation-specific opportunities are available to assess the veteran's skill levels, aptitudes, abilities, and interests. Job Seeking and Job Survival Skills Training include one-on-one counseling for developing effective employment strategies. Situation specific, personalized solutions for applications, resumes, job search, interviewing techniques, correspondence, telephone contact and follow-up are always available to any veteran seeking employment. Services and programs include:
    • Evaluation services to assess skill levels, aptitudes, abilities and interests:
      • Standardized psychometric testing,
      • Job simulation,
      • Other situation-specific opportunities.
    • Job seeking/job survival skill training:
      • One-on-one counseling for developing effective employment strategies.
    • Personalized solutions for:
      • Applications,
      • Resumes,
      • Job search,
      • Interviewing techniques,
      • Correspondence,
      • Telephone contact.
    • Exploration of additional info and referrals:
      • Unclaimed VA benefits,
      • Public/private sector support,
    • Supported employment:
      • Assistance in locating and maintaining competitive community employment for veterans with serious mental illness,
      • Regular and ongoing employee support, job training assistance (as needed), job coaching advocacy.
    • Transitional work:
      • Contracted work situations,
      • Case management,
      • Counseling.
    • Homeless veteran supported employment program:
    • Incentive therapy,
      • Opportunities to develop and improve prevocational skills for both inpatients and outpatpatients,
      • Participants work in a variety of medical center settings providing supportive services.
    • Compensated work therapy/transitional residency:
      • Work-based mental health and residential rehabilitation treatment program,
      • Provides a rehabilitation-focused residential setting for veterans recovering from chronic mental illness, chemical dependency and homelessness,
      • Combines a residential therapeutic community of peer and professional support, with a strong emphasis on increasing personal responsibility.
    AlleghenyVA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    Via of the Lehigh Valley - Work Training Services WorkshopThe 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. LehighVia of the Lehigh ValleyVia of the Lehigh Valley
    VisionCorps LancasterSupports and promotes the interests of the blind and the prevention of blindness through a wide range of services, including: - Vocational Services provides skill training, placement, handicapped employment and competitive employment - Rehabilitation and Social Services teach vision impaired persons and their families techniques and use of adaptive equipment to promote independence - Glaucoma screenings, Kid Sight screenings -Referrals to local ophthalmologists for diagnosis and treatment, eye examinations and refractions for low income individuals without medical insurance - Assistance for the purchase of eyeglasses, ranging in cost from $35 and up, depending on prescription, for low-income individuals - Preschool Classroom Program - Recreation Services includes social club, holiday parties and trips, crochet and knitting classes - Retail shop for low vision aids - Braille Transcription - Sight Loss Support GroupsLancasterVisionCorps LancasterVisionCorps
    VisionCorps Lebanon - Alley Center for the BlindProvides services free of charge to residents in Lebanon County who are blind or vision impaired. Services include: - Orientation and Mobility Instruction - Recreational activities and support groups - Rehabilitation training - Vocational and employment opportunities for those who are blind and vision impaired throughout Lebanon County Also offers a Low-vision store and receive help in choosing aids and appliances to assist them withLebanonVisionCorps LebanonVisionCorps
    Vocational Rehabilitation/Community IntegrationProvides services to assist integration to home, community and workplace. Evaluation, Vocational and Life Skills Case Management, Life Skills Training, Vocational Rehabilitation, Vocational and Community Adjustment program, Music Therapy.DauphinLiving Unlimited IncLiving Unlimted Inc
    Vocational Rehabilitation ServicesThe Pennsylvania Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, or OVR, provides vocational rehabilitation services to help persons with disabilities prepare for, obtain, or maintain employment. OVR provides services to eligible individuals with disabilities, both directly and through a network of approved vendors. Services are provided on an individualized basis. The OVR counselor, during face-to-face interviews, assists customers in selecting their choice of vocational goals, services and service providers. An Individualized Plan for Employment (IPE) is developed, outlining a vocational objective, services, providers and responsibilities. Certain services are subject to a Financial Needs Test (FNT) and may require financial participation by the customer. Counseling and guidance, diagnostic services, assessments, information and referral, job development and placement, and personal services such as readers or sign language interpreters are provided at no cost to the individual. Also, by law OVR customers receiving Social Security benefits for their disability (SSI, SSDI) are exempt from OVR’s Financial Needs Test. Statewide there are 21 District Offices staffed with trained, professional Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors which serve Pennsylvania in all 67 counties. The Hiram G. Andrews Center in Johnstown provides vocational training and comprehensive rehabilitation services to people from across the state. OVR’s Bureau of Blindness and Visual Services also provides specialized services to blind and visually impaired individuals. These services are designed to increase an individual’s independence and employability. OVR's central administrative offices in Harrisburg provide technical assistance to local district offices in order to improve service delivery.MontgomeryVocational Rehabilitation Services - Montgomery; NorristownOffice of Vocational Rehabilitation
    Work Ordered Day ProgramThe Work Ordered Day Program consists of six work units: Clerical, Food Service, Education, Administrative, and Transitional Employment. New members may choose to experience each unit during an orientation period in order to determine which area is of greatest interest to them. The Clerical Unit’s duties involve receptionist work, scheduling of appointments, outreach, and member intakes and orientation. Computers are available for training in word processing, database development, preparation of monthly newsletters, and research. Additional responsibilities include Database Management, Network Management, Internet Services, Web site Administration and Computer User Technical Support. Finally, this unit is also responsible for the ordering of supplies, photocopying and filing. The vanAmerigen Food Service Unit’s responsibilities include meal preparation, grocery shopping, menu planning, outreach, cashiering, bank deposits, financial procedures, and operation of food service equipment and maintenance of food service areas. This unit maintains the grounds and garden. The vanAmerigen Food Service Unit also manages the Blue Dove Café. The snack bar offers snacks and beverages to members and staff throughout the day. Our Education Unit assists members in basics reading, writing, science, current events and math. Some members and staff have been trained as tutors through the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy. Members are currently offered the opportunity to also learn from state of the art adult literacy and GED preparation software. A support dinner is held once a week for individuals who want to improve their educational skills. The Transitional Employment Unit obtains entry-level, paid employment opportunities in our local business community for Chestnut Place members. Placements are part-time and last approximately six to eight months. T.E. is available to all members and T.E. participants are encouraged to experience more than one placement. Weekly employment dinners are held for all working members. The T.E. Unit provides forums for members to discuss barriers and incentives to work. Members who work in the T.E. Unit assist with the preparation of the material for the discussions at the T.E. dinners, the employment record keeping and statistics and clerical duties within the unit. The Administrative Unit, in collaboration with other units, coordinates development activities, billing, fundraising, record keeping, statistics, budget development and management. LehighClubhouse of Lehigh CountyPA Clubhouse Coalition
    Work Ordered Day ProgramThe Work Ordered Day Program consists of six work units: Clerical, Food Service, Education, Administrative, and Transitional Employment. New members may choose to experience each unit during an orientation period in order to determine which area is of greatest interest to them. The Clerical Unit’s duties involve receptionist work, scheduling of appointments, outreach, and member intakes and orientation. Computers are available for training in word processing, database development, preparation of monthly newsletters, and research. Additional responsibilities include Database Management, Network Management, Internet Services, Web site Administration and Computer User Technical Support. Finally, this unit is also responsible for the ordering of supplies, photocopying and filing. The vanAmerigen Food Service Unit’s responsibilities include meal preparation, grocery shopping, menu planning, outreach, cashiering, bank deposits, financial procedures, and operation of food service equipment and maintenance of food service areas. This unit maintains the grounds and garden. The vanAmerigen Food Service Unit also manages the Blue Dove Café. The snack bar offers snacks and beverages to members and staff throughout the day. Our Education Unit assists members in basics reading, writing, science, current events and math. Some members and staff have been trained as tutors through the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy. Members are currently offered the opportunity to also learn from state of the art adult literacy and GED preparation software. A support dinner is held once a week for individuals who want to improve their educational skills. The Transitional Employment Unit obtains entry-level, paid employment opportunities in our local business community for Chestnut Place members. Placements are part-time and last approximately six to eight months. T.E. is available to all members and T.E. participants are encouraged to experience more than one placement. Weekly employment dinners are held for all working members. The T.E. Unit provides forums for members to discuss barriers and incentives to work. Members who work in the T.E. Unit assist with the preparation of the material for the discussions at the T.E. dinners, the employment record keeping and statistics and clerical duties within the unit. The Administrative Unit, in collaboration with other units, coordinates development activities, billing, fundraising, record keeping, statistics, budget development and management. LehighCornerstone ClubhousePA Clubhouse Coalition
    Work Ordered Day ProgramThe Work Ordered Day Program consists of six work units: Clerical, Food Service, Education, Administrative, and Transitional Employment. New members may choose to experience each unit during an orientation period in order to determine which area is of greatest interest to them. The Clerical Unit’s duties involve receptionist work, scheduling of appointments, outreach, and member intakes and orientation. Computers are available for training in word processing, database development, preparation of monthly newsletters, and research. Additional responsibilities include Database Management, Network Management, Internet Services, Web site Administration and Computer User Technical Support. Finally, this unit is also responsible for the ordering of supplies, photocopying and filing. The vanAmerigen Food Service Unit’s responsibilities include meal preparation, grocery shopping, menu planning, outreach, cashiering, bank deposits, financial procedures, and operation of food service equipment and maintenance of food service areas. This unit maintains the grounds and garden. The vanAmerigen Food Service Unit also manages the Blue Dove Café. The snack bar offers snacks and beverages to members and staff throughout the day. Our Education Unit assists members in basics reading, writing, science, current events and math. Some members and staff have been trained as tutors through the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy. Members are currently offered the opportunity to also learn from state of the art adult literacy and GED preparation software. A support dinner is held once a week for individuals who want to improve their educational skills. The Transitional Employment Unit obtains entry-level, paid employment opportunities in our local business community for Chestnut Place members. Placements are part-time and last approximately six to eight months. T.E. is available to all members and T.E. participants are encouraged to experience more than one placement. Weekly employment dinners are held for all working members. The T.E. Unit provides forums for members to discuss barriers and incentives to work. Members who work in the T.E. Unit assist with the preparation of the material for the discussions at the T.E. dinners, the employment record keeping and statistics and clerical duties within the unit. The Administrative Unit, in collaboration with other units, coordinates development activities, billing, fundraising, record keeping, statistics, budget development and management. Lehigh*Main Site (Chestnut Place Clubhouse)PA Clubhouse Coalition
    Work Ordered Day ProgramThe Work Ordered Day Program consists of six work units: Clerical, Food Service, Education, Administrative, and Transitional Employment. New members may choose to experience each unit during an orientation period in order to determine which area is of greatest interest to them. The Clerical Unit’s duties involve receptionist work, scheduling of appointments, outreach, and member intakes and orientation. Computers are available for training in word processing, database development, preparation of monthly newsletters, and research. Additional responsibilities include Database Management, Network Management, Internet Services, Web site Administration and Computer User Technical Support. Finally, this unit is also responsible for the ordering of supplies, photocopying and filing. The vanAmerigen Food Service Unit’s responsibilities include meal preparation, grocery shopping, menu planning, outreach, cashiering, bank deposits, financial procedures, and operation of food service equipment and maintenance of food service areas. This unit maintains the grounds and garden. The vanAmerigen Food Service Unit also manages the Blue Dove Café. The snack bar offers snacks and beverages to members and staff throughout the day. Our Education Unit assists members in basics reading, writing, science, current events and math. Some members and staff have been trained as tutors through the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy. Members are currently offered the opportunity to also learn from state of the art adult literacy and GED preparation software. A support dinner is held once a week for individuals who want to improve their educational skills. The Transitional Employment Unit obtains entry-level, paid employment opportunities in our local business community for Chestnut Place members. Placements are part-time and last approximately six to eight months. T.E. is available to all members and T.E. participants are encouraged to experience more than one placement. Weekly employment dinners are held for all working members. The T.E. Unit provides forums for members to discuss barriers and incentives to work. Members who work in the T.E. Unit assist with the preparation of the material for the discussions at the T.E. dinners, the employment record keeping and statistics and clerical duties within the unit. The Administrative Unit, in collaboration with other units, coordinates development activities, billing, fundraising, record keeping, statistics, budget development and management. LehighThe Greenhouse CenterPA Clubhouse Coalition
    Work Ordered Day ProgramThe Work Ordered Day Program consists of six work units: Clerical, Food Service, Education, Administrative, and Transitional Employment. New members may choose to experience each unit during an orientation period in order to determine which area is of greatest interest to them. The Clerical Unit’s duties involve receptionist work, scheduling of appointments, outreach, and member intakes and orientation. Computers are available for training in word processing, database development, preparation of monthly newsletters, and research. Additional responsibilities include Database Management, Network Management, Internet Services, Web site Administration and Computer User Technical Support. Finally, this unit is also responsible for the ordering of supplies, photocopying and filing. The vanAmerigen Food Service Unit’s responsibilities include meal preparation, grocery shopping, menu planning, outreach, cashiering, bank deposits, financial procedures, and operation of food service equipment and maintenance of food service areas. This unit maintains the grounds and garden. The vanAmerigen Food Service Unit also manages the Blue Dove Café. The snack bar offers snacks and beverages to members and staff throughout the day. Our Education Unit assists members in basics reading, writing, science, current events and math. Some members and staff have been trained as tutors through the Mayor’s Commission on Literacy. Members are currently offered the opportunity to also learn from state of the art adult literacy and GED preparation software. A support dinner is held once a week for individuals who want to improve their educational skills. The Transitional Employment Unit obtains entry-level, paid employment opportunities in our local business community for Chestnut Place members. Placements are part-time and last approximately six to eight months. T.E. is available to all members and T.E. participants are encouraged to experience more than one placement. Weekly employment dinners are held for all working members. The T.E. Unit provides forums for members to discuss barriers and incentives to work. Members who work in the T.E. Unit assist with the preparation of the material for the discussions at the T.E. dinners, the employment record keeping and statistics and clerical duties within the unit. The Administrative Unit, in collaboration with other units, coordinates development activities, billing, fundraising, record keeping, statistics, budget development and management. LehighWellspring ClubhousePA Clubhouse Coalition
    Wounded Warrior ProjectWounded Warrior Project is a charitable organization that assists physically or mentally injured veterans through advocacy, events, resources and programs. Programs include:
    • Combat Stress Recovery Program,
    • Project Odyssey,
    • Restore Warriors,
    • The Independence Program and the Long-Term Support Trust,
    • Physical Health & Wellness programs,
    • Soldier Ride,
    • TRACK,
    • Transition Training Academy,
    • Warriors to Work,
    • Alumni program,
    • Family Support program,
    • Benefits Service,
    • International Support,
    • WWP Packs,
    • Peer Support,
    • Policy and Government Affairs,
    • Resource Center.
    Vist website for detailed information on these programs.
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    Wounded Warrior Project, PittsburghWounded Warrior Project is a charitable organization that assists physically or mentally injured veterans through advocacy, events, resources and programs. Programs include:
    • Combat Stress Recovery Program,
    • Project Odyssey,
    • Restore Warriors,
    • The Independence Program and the Long-Term Support Trust,
    • Physical Health & Wellness programs,
    • Soldier Ride,
    • TRACK,
    • Transition Training Academy,
    • Warriors to Work,
    • Alumni program,
    • Family Support program,
    • Benefits Service,
    • International Support,
    • WWP Packs,
    • Peer Support,
    • Policy and Government Affairs,
    • Resource Center.
    Vist website for detailed information on these programs.
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