These services are intended to help eligible persons to build skills for life and work in the community. The services are delivered by the agency’s Life & Work Connections program depending upon its capacity. Waiting lists may exist.
Services include skills training and support to adults living on their own; also transition age youth and adults who aspire to live on their own. Staff members help link participants with resources and connections in the community that help them build social capital and access natural supports. Staff support individuals in mapping self-determined trajectories to achieve their goals.
Through Transition Network, staff members teach classes in various community locations including schools, aimed at helping people transition to greater independence and productivity.
Pre-employment and employment services are offered to transition age youth. Staff members provide support in work skills development. Participants receive hands on experience on Life & Work Connections, Inc. work crews, while learning work habits portable to any job – punctuality, accountability and team work. Some learning is classroom-based.
Staff help individuals find and keep jobs – including teens and adults who are not eligible for Supported Employment services through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) but who are work ready. Support may include interest/skills assessments, job exploration, help with interviewing, connection to natural supports, advocacy, consultation with employers, benefits planning, and arranging transportation.
The services are delivered by the agency’s Life & Work Connections program depending upon its capacity. Waiting lists may exist. If a waiting list exists, priority for admission is given individuals at risk for abuse, neglect, exploitation or out-of-home placement.