|ACHIEVA Vocational||Supported Employment, Transitional Work Services, Pre-Vocational Services, Adult Day Programs.||Allegheny||ACHIEVA||ACHIEVA|
|AHEDD - Greater Allegheny County Area||Provides services to persons with disabilities that will help them to obtain competitive employment. Services include pre-employment services, job placement, on and off-site job support and coaching, follow-along to help maintain job, and benefits counseling.||Allegheny||AHEDD, Inc.||AHEDD, Inc.|
|AHEDD Inc. - Butler and Lawrence County||AHEDD is a specialized human resource organization with a mission to serve the community as a catalyst in the employment and development of “people with a disabilities”
AHEDD contracts with all government and private pay funding sources and we provide services to youth and adults from ages 14 to 64 years all across Pennsylvania.
||Lawrence||AHEDD Inc, - Lawrence County||AHEDD, Inc.|
|All Abilities - Prevocational Services||This service assists in preparing an individual for employment. Concepts addressed are compliance, attendance, task completion, problem solving, safety and habilitative skills for employment.||Westmoreland||Service Coordination||All Abilities|
|Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped Prevocational Training||Program that provides individual and group instruction and/or counseling for individuals with disabilities (including mental health issues) who need to develop physical and emotional tolerance for work demands and pressures; acquire personal-social behaviors that will allow them to get along with employers and co-workers on the job; and develop the basic manual, academic and communications skills that are needed to acquire basic job skills.||Cambria||Rehabilitation Program||Cambria County Association for the Blind and Handicapped|
|Chartiers Community Center Employment / Training Center||Provides in-house training and supported employment (when appropriate) to develop the skills necessary for individuals with intellectual disabilities to secure and maintain a job. Ongoing supports are provided as needed to ensure skill levels are maintained and there is job satisfaction. Also offers support for personal needs, health and safety, communication, daily living skills and social supports.||Allegheny||Chartiers Center Intellectual Disabilities Department||Chartiers Community MH/MR Center, Inc. |
|Connellsville Area Community Ministries Job Training||Provides vocational and job training for the low income, unemployed or underemployed residents of Connellsville||Fayette||Connellsville Area Community Ministries Education and Training||Connellsville Area Community Ministries|
|Crosskeys Human Services Social Rehabilitation Support Group||Provides ongoing support group designed to assist Mental Health clients in attaining the optimum level of self sufficiency by providing them with the opportunity to obtain interpersonal communication skills, independent living skills, pre-vocational training, basic adult education skills, community utilization skills, time structuring skills, and increase self-esteem and insight.||Fayette||Social Rehabilitation Support Group||Crosskeys Human Services|
|Family Services of Western Pennsylvania IDD Program||Program provides comprehensive mental health and intellectual disability services, including vocational training.||Allegheny||Behavioral Health Services||Family Services of Western Pennsylvania|
|Family Services of Western Pennsylvania Northco Vocational Training Center||Offers a non-traditional vocational training program designed to serve the needs of mentally ill and persons with intellectual developmental disabilities, including those who are also physically challenged.||Allegheny||Rehabilitation Services||Family Services of Western Pennsylvania|
|Fayette Resources - Adult Training and Supported Employment||Provides individualized programming for people with developmental disabilities. Focuses on increasing independence through vocational development and training in self-care, communication, and social skills. Emphasizes community integration through field trips and other socially-oriented volunteer activities. Matches employer needs with individuals' skills and prepares employees for specific jobs through Industry-oriented job skills training.||Fayette||Adult Training and Supported Employment||Fayette Resources|
|Hope Enterprises - Community Access Program||The Community Access Program (CAP) gives participants, individuals with developmental disabilities, experience with paid work, volunteer work, and social/recreational activities, as well as job search training. Services provided include Life Skills Training, which helps with health, hygiene, socialization, and learning appropriate behaviors for functioning in the community; social/recreational activities to supplement classroom instruction and allow the opportunity to practice interpersonal and physical skills; vocational values clarification and exposure to work to help to define expectations of work; volunteerism, which allows the opportunity to participate in community activities, and on-the-job-evaluations, with assessments according to ability levels.||Lycoming||Job Placement and Training||Hope Enterprises|
|Hope Enterprises - Social Rehabilitation, Pre-employment Training, and Community Employment Success||The FOCES (FOCES on Community Employment Success) is a social rehabilitation program with an emphasis on pre-employment training. Through a process of skill development and goal orientation, the FOCES program staff work with individuals to identify their particular interests and strengths so they will be as prepared as possible to pursue, attain and maintain employment either on a part-time or full-time basis. They maintain a consistent social and recreational calendar so individuals will have the opportunity to use their acquired interpersonal skills in most any social situation where problem solving takes place.||Lycoming||Job Placement and Training||Hope Enterprises|
|Lark Enterprises - Prevocational Services||Prevocational services assist individuals in developing the skills necessary for placement into higher level vocational programs and ultimately into competitive employment. The focus is primarily on developing work training activities.
Prevocational services can be provided through occupational training, which focuses on specific jobs and includes personal and work adjustment training, and through work-related evaluations, which use activities, observations, and testing to determine appropriate job placement.
Individuals utilizing Lark’s prevocational services learn by doing and gain work experience in a variety of departments, including industrial, UPS shipping, food service, and screen printing.
||Lawrence||Vocational Rehabilitation||Lark Enterprises|
|Life'sWork of Western PA - Customer Service Representative Training||This program teaches the skills necessary for individuals with or without disabilities to find employment in the customer service industry.||Allegheny||Life'sWork of Western PA||Life'sWork of Western PA|
|Life'sWork of Western PA - Employment Preparation and Placement Services||The program is designed to prepare and place individuals with disabilities or other barriers to employment in competitive jobs. Both Services include pre-employment services, such as resume, job readiness preparation, preparation, mock interviews and interviewing skills.||Allegheny||Life'sWork of Western PA||Life'sWork of Western PA|
|Mercy Behavioral Health - Brookline||A Facility Based Vocation Training program focusing on job readiness training in preparation for future employment in the community. Individuals earn a paycheck by completing contract work procured from area businesses. In addition, the individuals participate in groups such as interviewing skills that promote job readiness.||Allegheny||Mercy Behavioral Health||Pittsburgh Mercy Health System|
|Mercy Behavioral Health Intellectual Disabilities Services||Adult Treatment Facilities: day programs for adults with intellectual disabilities, providing education in self-care, socialization skills, pre-vocational training, and specialized therapy as needed. Supportive Counseling: individual, family, and group counseling. Recreational Programs: year-round activities for all ages. Family Resource Services: respite care, family aides, sitting service, recreation, speech therapy, or adaptive equipment. Community Living Arrangements: supervised housing providing guidance and counseling in daily living skills.||Allegheny||Mercy Behavioral Health||Pittsburgh Mercy Health System|
|Mercy Behavioral Health North Hills Center||Mental Health Services: Adult Treatment: outpatient family therapy, marriage and divorce counseling, psychological testing, crisis management, and medication clinic. Support Treatment: post-hospital care, counseling, medication clinic, crisis management, home visits; and training and social rehabilitation services. Day Treatment Programs: for adults in crisis who wish to avoid or need an alternative to hospitalization. Adolescent and Children's Services: individual, group, and play therapies for emotional and behavioral difficulties; treatment planned on an individual basis. Community Residential Rehabilitation: supervised housing providing guidance and counseling in daily living skills for mentally ill adults. In-Patient Psychiatric Care: provided by Mercy Providence Hospital and Mercy Hospital. Intellectual disability services: facility-based vocational training and competitive supported employment. Combined services: psychiatric evaluation, psychological testing, case management, crisis intervention, mobile crisis intervention, and information and referral.||Allegheny||Mercy Behavioral Health||Pittsburgh Mercy Health System|
|Mon Yough Community Services, Inc. Angora Gardens||Angora Gardens provides Health and Wellness class instructions and seminars to anyone interested in learning to live a healthy lifestyle. These class instructions and seminars are available to individuals of all ages. Our core group of instructors provide the tools necessary to help strengthen the body, mind, and spirit. Categories include: Fitness, Nutrition, Arts & Crafts, and Holistic Health. Visit us on Facebook today! www.facebook.com/AngoraGardensMYCS||Allegheny||Mon Yough Community Services, Inc.||Mon Yough Community Services, Inc.|
|Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom||Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom provides a business directed training resulting in competitive employment for people with disabilities.
Project for Freedom is a 10-week training program followed by a 2-week job shadow/internship experience. The training is focused on beginner to intermediate level computer skills, call center support, job search and professional skills. Students are evaluated for employment opportunities based on both hard skills related to their potential profession and soft skills such as communication, interpersonal skills, work ethic, and leadership. The purpose of this program is placement in unsupported competitive employment.
- Learn valuable customer service skills (NO collections/telemarketing), Windows 7, Microsoft Office, computer security and more.
- Develop soft skills for workplace success: critical thinking, problem solving, communication, attitude, teamwork and ethics.
- Gain job hunting skills, develop a resume, polish interviewing and public speaking skills.
- Discuss employment goals and opportunities, and meet with our corporate partners for possible recruitment.
|Allegheny||Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom||Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania - Sharpsburg|
|Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom - Young Adult Summer Program||Project for Freedom's Young Adult Summer Program is a 2-week summer program for 11th and 12th grade students and recent high school graduates with disabilities that focuses on the soft skills–communication skills, interpersonal skills, decision making skills, and lifelong learning skills–necessary for the workplace. Focus will be on job readiness, employment goals, employment opportunities and strategies for success. By the end of the program students will have an awareness of what it takes to be employed, prepare the necessary tools to search for employment, and will effectively present at an interview.
Material will be based on “Skills to Pay the Bills” curriculum developed by the Department of Labor specifically for individuals with disabilities. It will be presented in an interactive workshop environment that encourages workplace best practices. The Instructor will monitor progress. Strategies will be developed for improvement and students will leave with the start of an employment plan. Pre and post assessments will measure progress.
This program will be the start for continuing education in this critical area of transition from school to work. Make sure your student is prepared for employment. Be a part of this exciting program.||Allegheny||Pittsburgh Disability Employment Project for Freedom||Volunteers of America of Pennsylvania - Sharpsburg|
|Pittsburgh Mercy Intellectual Disabilities Services - Baldwin||An Adult Training Facility offering vocational, communication, functional and socialization training in individual and group format to enhance their skills. Individuals are offered paid work and volunteer opportunities in the community. A Senior Citizens program for individuals age 50 or older who are diagnosed with an intellectual disability and express the desire for a slower paced day program. Individuals benefit from a less demanding schedule and meaningful support.||Allegheny||Mercy Behavioral Health||Pittsburgh Mercy Health System|
|Pittsburgh Mercy Penn Avenue Clubhouse||This program features a "work-ordered day" designed to promote social and vocational skills and readiness. Also offers transitional employment placements as well as support and assistance toward obtaining independent, competitive employment.||Allegheny||Mercy Behavioral Health||Pittsburgh Mercy Health System|
|Pre-Vocational Service||When sheltered employment is the most appropriate vocational setting, work activities provides for long term
employment opportunities. This program offers training in all spheres of employment to include job training on a variety of jobs, social competence in the work place, and worker personality. As individuals are assigned a Program Specialist and placed in a work center they are helped to reach their highest level of employ-ability. At OSI, clients perform a wide variety in-house subcontracting services while earning a paycheck and providing valuable services to local companies.||Franklin||Occupational Services, Inc- Franklin Program||Occupational Services, Inc|
|Psychiatric Rehab - Vocational Rehabilitation & Life Skills||Provides job coaching, counseling, development and placement to persons with disabilities. Services are individualized and often take place at the employment site/home of the consumer.||Dauphin||Central Pennsylvania Supportive Services, Inc.||Central Pennsylvania Supportive Services, Inc. (CPSS)|
|Skills of Central PA Blair County Prevocational Training||Provide individual and group instruction and/or counseling for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health issues who need to develop physical and emotional tolerance for work demands and pressures; acquire personal-social behaviors that will allow them to get along with employers and coworkers on the job; and develop basic manual, academic and communication skills that are needed to acquire bask job skills.||Blair||Skills of Central PA Blair County||Skills of Central Pennsylvania Inc.|
|Skills of Central PA Centre/Clinton/Lycoming Counties Prevocational Training||Provide individual and group instruction and/or counseling for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health issues who need to develop physical and emotional tolerance for work demands and pressures; acquire personal-social behaviors that will allow them to get along with employers and coworkers on the job; and develop basic manual, academic and communication skills that are needed to acquire bask job skills.||Centre||Skills of Central PA Centre/Clinton/Lycoming Counties||Skills of Central Pennsylvania Inc.|
|Skills of Central PA Huntingdon/Mifflin/Juniata Counties Prevocational Training||Provide individual and group instruction and/or counseling for individuals with intellectual disabilities and/or mental health issues who need to develop physical and emotional tolerance for work demands and pressures; acquire personal-social behaviors that will allow them to get along with employers and coworkers on the job; and develop basic manual, academic and communication skills that are needed to acquire bask job skills.||Mifflin||Skills of Central PA Huntingdon/Mifflin/Juniata Counties||Skills of Central Pennsylvania Inc.|
|Step-By-Step||Community residential services, intermediate care, and pre-vocational training services for adults with intellectual disabilities. As a state-wide agency, provides mental health residential services outside of Allegheny County.||Allegheny||Step-By-Step||Step-By-Step|
|Transitional Work Program||This program provides vocational skills training and job coaching to individuals in a competitive work environment. Individuals are allowed opportunity to obtain real world work experience and demands with the support of a job coach. This service is an extension of OSIs in-house pre-vocational program and is a step toward preparing the individual for competitive employment. Transitional Work enables individuals to increase skill levels and task knowledge while decreasing the need for intensive supervision and training. In this program individuals work within a work crew of up to six people under the direction of a crew leader, or Job Coach. Though the client is not employed by the host business, opportunity is given to be trained on a variety of tasks in order to gain competence in meeting demands similar to those in competitive employment situations. Readiness and motivation for competitive employment are assessed, and competitive employment is a possible outcome for the individual.||Franklin||Occupational Services, Inc- Franklin Program||Occupational Services, Inc|
|Venango Training & Development Center - Prevocational and Production Center||VTDC offers a Licensed Prevocational Program in which individuals are in a sheltered setting and have the opportunity to attend vocational day programming||Clearfield||Venango Training & Development Center - Main Office||Venango Training & Development Center|
|Via of the Lehigh Valley - Employment Services||Work is a typical adult responsibility and everyone should have the opportunity to contribute to the employed community. People with disabilities want what most people want a job with real wages in or around our community. Via focuses on a person's abilities and provides support needed for success. Employing someone from Via means more than workforce diversification - the partnerships Via establishes in the business community are having a positive impact on the way the public perceives people with disabilities. Via Community Employment Via Community Employment program provides job development, job coaching and follow-along support to adults with disabilities so they can work in the community. This service is available to any adult who is motivated to work for wages in a competitive job. Via focuses on career planning and helps adults with disabilities as they move into the workforce. It has been Via's experience that when people with disabilities find meaningful work with the accompanying benefits like income and social interaction, their overall life satisfaction improves. Their economic power increases and their self-image improve. Work Training Services Workshop To meet today's ever-changing workforce needs, businesses throughout the Lehigh Valley are turning to adults with disabilities to strengthen their labor force. In addition to hiring employees through more traditionally methods, Via also offers Work Training Services Workshops to meet your company's production and staffing needs. Businesses can rely on Via for assistance in the interpretation and implementation of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Via welcomes the opportunity to match our workforce with your production and employment needs. Via Works Business throughout the Lehigh Valley are turning to adults with disabilities to strengthen their labor force. Via Works is an employment service that subcontracts services for Lehigh Valley employers. Via Works focuses on training and skill development for people with disabilities so they may move on to individual jobs in the community.
||Northampton||Via of the Lehigh Valley||Via of the Lehigh Valley|
|Vocational Education||Educational instruction with photography, cooking, printing, computers, ceramics, arts and crafts, and woodshop.||Dauphin||Angino Boys & Girls Club||Boys & Girls Club of Harrisburg|