Often, the best teacher is one who has been down the road ahead of you. Our Peer Advocates are trained individuals with disabilities who work with you one on one to mentor be self-advocates, and offer you support while making life changes.
Independent Living Skills Training—Person Centered Planning is an approach designed to assist individuals to plan their life and supports. Services promote self-help, equal access, peer role modeling, personal growth and empowerment so that people with disabilities may live in the least restrictive setting of their choice.
Benefit Advisement—Individualized and group counseling and advocacy through information, education and application services on work incentives and other government benefits (SSI, SSDI, DSS, Medicare, Medicaid, the marketplace, Veterans and more).
Housing—We offer support and assistance in locating and applying for housing (private, HUD, subsidized or other) in the community of your choosing. Information is also provided on accessibility, modifications, rent utilities, home ownership and available subsidized programs.
Employment—We can work with you in: resume building, job searching, interview skills and managing your disability while working. Additionally our Employment Specialist can assist you in learning “soft skills”, such as learning what is acceptable work and social conduct, how to maintain a job, and how to access transportation. Coaching Supports are also provided for your assistance and support on or off the job, which are employment related and needed to maintain the job. We are an employment network. We work with individuals with or without a ticket to work with resume building, job searching, interview skills and managing ones disability while working.
Reentry—we assist recently released inmates transitioned back into the community. Center Advocates help former incarcerated individuals with disabilities meet basic needs such as housing, employment, independent living skill, VR services and social support.
Youth-In-Transition– We provide advocacy and information services through our Young Adult Workforce Development (YAWD) program and other youth based programs covering access to education, employment and independent living.