Disability Related Employment Programs

Description: Programs broadly available to individuals with disabilities in general that provide vocational assessment, job development, job training, job placement, specialized job situations and/or other supportive services that help people with disabilities prepare for, find and retain paid employment. (AIRS ND-6500.1500)

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Boise, ID

Organization Name: The Arc, Inc
Address: 4402 Albion
Boise, ID 83705
Phone: 208-343-5583
Fax: 208-343-5683
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: PROGRAMS AND SERVICES PROVIDED TO PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES

LIFE SKILLS
Life Skill training and support is provided to individuals with Intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) to promote furthered independence. Developmental therapy services include teaching money management SKILLS, meal preparation, personal hygiene, social interaction, anger management, home safety, community awareness, housekeeping, communication, social skills development, functional reading, writing, personal safety awareness, public transportation use, and access to other community resources. Services are provided in an individual’s home, at our main site, or in the community.

ASSISTED LIVING
The Arc assists in determining strengths, needs, job interests, and job matches for a variety of careers in employment. Individuals may select: Interviewing Skills, Job Seeking and Keeping Skills, Community Based Work Evaluations, Community Based Work Adjustment, and Personal Computer Training. Qualified Arc staff assist in job development, placement, job training, and follow up services.


VOCATIONAL ASSESSMENT AND JOB TRAINING
Work and Business Services
Production-based work includes: printing mailing, packaging, assembly, and paper contracts. Work can be completed at our main site or we can bring a supervised work group of to your site. Labor costs, liability insurance, employee benefits, and Worker’s Comp coverage are provided by The Arc. Work is secured through a competitive bidding process. One hundred percent quality control is guaranteed. Prevocational activities and work training are provided for persons with disabilities preparing to enter the competitive labor market.

ONE ON ONE JOB COACHING
Assistance is provided to individuals with disabilities to search for a job, obtain a job and learn the job with support from staff.

RECREATION
(Recreation And Vacation Experiences) www.thearcinc.org/raveabout.htm

Recreation and leisure opportunities enhance each person’s quality of life, including sports, travel, dances, and special events. Vacation packages offer small, integrated travel opportunities at affordable rates. Activities range rafting, and horseback riding, to enjoying city nightlife, train rides, Boise River float trips, Shakespeare nights, bingo, and biking on the Greenbelt. Click the "blue" link above for more detailed information and a current list of activities
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Address: 341 W Washington
Boise, ID 83720
Phone: 208-334-3220
Fax: 208-334-2963
Eligibility: Legal and functional blindness or losing vision.
Services Provided: Rehabilitation Services include:
- medical assistance as deemed appropriate
- independent living services
- vocational guidance and counseling
- vocational and academic training, including books, tuition, equipment, and supplies
- home instruction in alternative techniques of blindness
- assistance in setting up a small business
- job placement and follow-up to assure success

**ATC-Center: provides intensive instruction in alternative techniques skills. The Center's goal is to provide training which will allow the individual to perform any task, on the job or at home, as well as his/ her sighted peers. Whenever possible, the client is encouraged to participate in training at the center; however, when that is not possible, the client may learn these skills at home through the assistance of a home instructor. Instruction is available in the following areas:
- adjustment to blindness
- instruction in travel (getting to where you want to go)
- braille, typing, and computer
- techniques of daily living and homemaking
- industrial arts, including wood shop

**Sight Restoration: The best way to rehabilitate a blind person is to restore vision. When sight can be restored, ICBVI, civic organizations, and other state agencies often can provide financial assistance to qualified individuals.

**Business Enterprise Programs: Many blind individuals manage and operate vending stands located in public buildings throughout Idaho. Interested individuals may receive training in accounting and management procedures, initial ordering and maintenance of equipment, stock, and supplies. This program makes it possible for some blind individuals to earn a living and pay taxes.

**Services for Seniors: The Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired provides specially designed services for seniors who are experiencing vision loss. These services may include home counseling, instruction in alternative techniques, peer support groups, low vision services, and making communities and resources more accessible for the senior blind or visually impaired person.

**Newsline for the Blind Reading Services: ICBVI has made available to the blind of Idaho a national newspaper service via the telephone. Additionally, volunteers broadcast the reading of the Idaho Statesman and other current materials on radio (this radio service is limited to a one-hundred mile radius of Boise).

**Taping Services: The Commission along with volunteers, produce reading materials on tape for blind college students and others having special reading needs. The Idaho State Library's "Talking Book Program" provides, on loan, record players or tape players for blind persons to use to listen to books, magazines, and other recorded material. Call 334-2117 for more information.

**Employment: The ICBVI provides training and works with employers to provide opportunities. They provide employers with individual and group training on blindness and "What Blind People Can Do".

**Summer Programs for Youth: In order to help blind and visually impaired young people become self-sufficient adults, ICBVI offers the Summer Youth Program, Summer Work Experience Program, and College Days.

**Low Vision Clinic and Store: ICBVI contracts with local optometrist to perform the Low Vision Clinic one or two days each week. The ICBVI Low Vision Store offers a variety of low vision devices and products for visually impaired individuals.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
1655 Fairview Ave
Suite 100
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-319-0760
Address: 1655 Fairview Ave
Suite 100
Boise, ID 83702
Phone: 208-319-0760
Services Provided: To provide a comprehensive menu of quality services for individuals with developmental disabilities, in a safe and supported environment, so that all associated with Tomorrow’s Hope, whether receiving or providing services, may explore their talent, discover their inherent value, and attain their full potential.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Vocational Rehabilitation Offices
Address: 10200 W Emerald St
Suite 101
Boise, ID 83704-8780
Phone: 208-327-7411
TDD: 208-327-7040
Fax: 208-327-7417
Eligibility: A VR Counselor will assess your situation and determine whether or not you are eligible for VR services. Must have a physical or mental impairment (disability), which constitutes or results in a substantial impediment (barrier) to employment and requires
Services Provided: The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a State of Idaho agency governed by the Idaho State Board of Education. The primary goal is employment. Vocational Rehabilitation provides individualized vocational guidance and counseling as well as other services to assist people with disabilities to make informed choices concerning their careers so that they can become successfully employed. The Division is responsible for administering two major programs. They are the Renal Disease Program and the Vocational Rehabilitation Program.

Renal Disease:
The Division provides two programs for individuals who have renal (kidney) disease:

1. A state-supported medical assistance program that coordinates the medical and financial aspects of clients with end-stage renal disease. A person's ability to pay for their own services is considered in determining eligibility for this program.
2. A program designed for those kidney patients who are capable of employment. These people are served through the Vocational Rehabilitation Program.

Individuals with Mental Illness:

VR works closely with The Department of Health and Welfare's Mental Health Program to provide services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Services are provided utilizing a team approach and are focused on assisting the mental health clientele to work in the community. Assertive Community Action (ACT) teams have been established around the State.

Students with Disabilities:

VR assists students with disabilities who require assistance with the transition from school to employment. VR maintains relationships with schools throughout the state to serve students needing assistance. Any student can apply directly for services with referral from the school. These individuals must meet the vocational rehabilitation eligibility criteria.

Migrant Seasonal Farm Workers (MSFW):

VR maintains a steadfast commitment to serving those with disabilities from minority populations. VR assists these workers who, due to a disability, can no longer continue their traditional line of work or who need assistance to continue migrant employment.

Public Offenders:

VR has taken a pro-active stance in assisting inmates with disabilities to transition into the community by developing a program to concentrate on this clientele. Utilizing a team approach, counselors work collaboratively with the client, the Department of Probation and Parole and medical experts to re-introduce the individual to the work world. The Division has gained a level of expertise that has resulted in a high success rate of individuals rehabilitated, a saving in institutional coasts and an overall net gain to the community.

Any individual with a disability that prevents him/her from working may apply.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Vocational Rehabilitation Offices
Address: 650 W State St
Room 150
Boise, ID 83720-0096
Phone: 208-334-3390
Fax: 208-334-5305
Eligibility: Any individual with a disability that prevents him/her from working may apply. A VR Counselor will assess your situation and determine whether or not you are eligible for VR services.>> Has a physical or mental impairment (disability), which constitutes o
Services Provided: Vocational Rehabilitation's primary goal is employment. Vocational Rehabilitation provides individualized vocational guidance and counseling as well as other services to assist people with disabilities to make informed choices concerning their careers so that they can become successfully employed.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Vocational Rehabilitation Offices
Address: 10200 W Emerald
Suite 102
Boise, ID 83706-2502
Phone: 208-327-7017
Fax: 208-327-7009
Eligibility: A VR Counselor will assess your situation and determine whether or not you are eligible for VR services. Must have a physical or mental impairment (disability), which constitutes or results in a substantial impediment (barrier) to employment and requires
Services Provided: CANYON MENTAL HEALTH - (208) 455-7048/ 455-7049

The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a State of Idaho agency governed by the Idaho State Board of Education. The primary goal is employment. Vocational Rehabilitation provides individualized vocational guidance and counseling as well as other services to assist people with disabilities to make informed choices concerning their careers so that they can become successfully employed. The Division is responsible for administering two major programs. They are the Renal Disease Program and the Vocational Rehabilitation Program.

Renal Disease:
The Division provides two programs for individuals who have renal (kidney) disease:

1. A state-supported medical assistance program that coordinates the medical and financial aspects of clients with end-stage renal disease. A person's ability to pay for their own services is considered in determining eligibility for this program.
2. A program designed for those kidney patients who are capable of employment. These people are served through the Vocational Rehabilitation Program.

Individuals with Mental Illness:

VR works closely with The Department of Health and Welfare's Mental Health Program to provide services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Services are provided utilizing a team approach and are focused on assisting the mental health clientele to work in the community. Assertive Community Action (ACT) teams have been established around the State.

Students with Disabilities:

VR assists students with disabilities who require assistance with the transition from school to employment. VR maintains relationships with schools throughout the state to serve students needing assistance. Any student can apply directly for services with referral from the school. These individuals must meet the vocational rehabilitation eligibility criteria.

Migrant Seasonal Farm Workers (MSFW):

VR maintains a steadfast commitment to serving those with disabilities from minority populations. VR assists these workers who, due to a disability, can no longer continue their traditional line of work or who need assistance to continue migrant employment.

Public Offenders:

VR has taken a pro-active stance in assisting inmates with disabilities to transition into the community by developing a program to concentrate on this clientele. Utilizing a team approach, counselors work collaboratively with the client, the Department of Probation and Parole and medical experts to re-introduce the individual to the work world. The Division has gained a level of expertise that has resulted in a high success rate of individuals rehabilitated, a saving in institutional coasts and an overall net gain to the community.

Any individual with a disability that prevents him/her from working may apply.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Caldwell, ID

Organization Name: Vocational Rehabilitation Offices
Address: 3110 E Cleveland Blvd
#A7
Caldwell, ID 83605-4158
Phone: 208-454-7606
Fax: 208-454-7630
Eligibility: A VR counselor will assess your situation and determine whether or not you are eligible for VR services. Must have a physical or mental impairment (disability) which constitutes or results in a substantial impediment (barrier) to employment and requires v
Services Provided: The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation's program goal is to place Idahoans with disabilities into the workforce by securing and maintaining productive employment. IDVR can provide the services required to assist you to go to work and can assist you in locating suitable employment. Only services that you need to reach employment will be provided.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Address: 3919 E Ustick Rd
Caldwell, ID 83605
Phone: 208-454-3051
Eligibility: Adult or child with disabilities.
Services Provided: Career Assessment and Planning: identifies vocational interests and aptitudes as they relate to specific jobs. Counseling on how working will impact benefits.

Job Seeking Skills: teaches strategies on how to find a job and how to retain a job once an individual is hired.

Job Placement, Follow-along, Job Coaching: Assists individuals to find a job. Provides individualized assistance to maintain employment.

Vocational Services: Center based vocational training for adults who are developmentally disabled or mentally ill. Training assist them to move into a competitive employment.

Developmental Services: provides physical, occupational, speech, and developmental therapy to adults and children who are developmentally disabled.

Residential Services: Available to those individuals who are developmentally disabled and who need residential or respite services.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Coeur D Alene, ID

411 N 15th St
Suite 113
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-765-5191
Address: 411 N 15th St
Suite 113
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-765-5191
Eligibility: 55+ or older and unemployed with limited income and looking for a job
Services Provided: There are 3 offices covering Idaho - Boise, Coeur d'Alene and Twin Falls. Experience Works is a national, charitable, community-based organization - originally named Green Thumb and chartered in 1965 as a small rural demonstration program and is the leading provider of training, employment and community service for low-income older people - for 55+ senior looking for part time, full time employment - there are training projects across the country, occupational skills and on-the-job training.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Address: 229 E Locust Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-769-7077
Eligibility: Presence of visual disability that is an impediment to daily functioning.
Services Provided: Rehabilitation Services:
* Medical assistance when appropriate
* Vocational guidance and counseling
* Vocational and academic training, including books, tuition, equipment, and supplies
* Home instruction in alternate techniques
* Assistance in setting up a small business
* Job placement and follow-up to assure productive employment
* Independent living services.
Orientation and adjustment services:
* Adjustment to blindness
* Travel instruction
* Braille and keyboard
* Techniques of daily living
* Homemaking skills
* Industrial arts, including wood shop
Additional Services:
* Employment Services
* Sight restoration
* Business enterprise program
* Services for seniors
* Radio reading services
* Taping services
* Talking book program
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
1916 E. Sherman Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-765-7778
Address: 1916 E. Sherman Ave
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
Phone: 208-765-7778
Services Provided: For day workers wherever needed
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
3327 W Industrial Loop
Coeur D Alene, ID 83815
Phone: 208-765-5105
Organization Name: TESH, Inc.
Address: 3327 W Industrial Loop
Coeur D Alene, ID 83815
Phone: 208-765-5105
Services Provided: A private not-for-profit whose core purpose is to provide choices and opportunities to people of all ages seeking greater opportunities, self-sufficiency, and participation in their community. Vocational Evaluation - Specializing in providing services for individuals with physical, mental, and/or emotional disabilities - chronically unemployed, displaced homemakers, underemployed, as well as the elderly-Providing services in Bonner - Kootenai - Shopping for groceries is available for people at no cost - once a week shopping -
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Address: 2025 W Park Place
#101
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814-2699
Phone: 208-769-1441
Fax: 208-769-1440
Eligibility: A VR counselor will assess your situation and determine whether or not you are eligible for VR services. Must have a physical or mental impairment (disability), which constitutes or results in a substantial impediment (barrier) to employment and requires
Services Provided: The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation's program goal is to place Idahoans with disabilities into the workforce by securing and maintaining productive employment. IDVR can provide the services required to assist you to go to work and can assist you in locating suitable employment. Only services that you need to reach employment will be provided.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Dalton Gardens, ID

Organization Name: Disability Action Center Northwest, Inc.
Address: 7560 N Government Way
Suite 1
Dalton Gardens, ID 83815
Phone: 208-664-9896
Fax: 208-666-1362
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The Disability Action Center provides advocacy, information and referral, peer support and independent living skills training to people with disabilities and the community. Personal assistant services in the home are also available.

Information available on:
ADA, fair housing, access issues/discrimination, Independent living issues, transportation, personal assistants, sign language interpreters, community services, coping strategies, Social Security, vocational rehabilitation, Medicare and Medicaid, and assistive technology for people with hearing impairment.

Personal Assistance services in the Home are available.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Idaho Falls, ID

Organization Name: Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Address: 1920 E 17th St
Suite 115
Idaho Falls, ID 83404
Phone: 208-525-7028
Fax: 208-525-7012
Eligibility: Presence of visual disability that is an impediment to daily functioning.
Services Provided: Has three rehabilitation programs: Vocational Rehabilitation, Independent Living and Sight Restoration. The Vocational Rehabilitation Program provides training necessary to obtain a job or to retain a current job. Independent Living serves those who have no vocation objective, but who have experienced an impediment to their independence in their home, family, or community. Rehabilitation teachers instruct the person on independent living skills such as cooking, cleaning, self-care and communications. The Sight Restoration Program meets a variety of medical needs, especially that of prevention of blindness and sight restoration. It serves those individuals who cannot afford medical care in order to prevent blindness. Other assistance is provided with adaptive technology, low vision aids and appliances. If a person has Medicaid or Medicare, that is used to pay for any surgery needed, or if they can afford some of the cost, a cost sharing plan is worked out.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Vocational Rehabilitation Offices
Address: 1825 Hoopes Ave
Idaho Falls, ID 83404-8018
Phone: 208-525-7149
Fax: 208-525-7104
Eligibility: A VR counselor will assess your situation and determine whether or not you are eligible for VR services. Must have a physical or mental impairment (disability) which constitutes or results in a substantial impediment(barrier) to employment and requires vo
Services Provided: The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a State of Idaho agency governed by the Idaho State Board of Education. The primary goal is employment. Vocational Rehabilitation provides individualized vocational guidance and counseling as well as other services to assist people with disabilities to make informed choices concerning their careers so that they can become successfully employed. The Division is responsible for administering two major programs. They are the Renal Disease Program and the Vocational Rehabilitation Program.

Renal Disease:
The Division provides two programs for individuals who have renal (kidney) disease:

1. A state-supported medical assistance program that coordinates the medical and financial aspects of clients with end-stage renal disease. A person's ability to pay for their own services is considered in determining eligibility for this program.
2. A program designed for those kidney patients who are capable of employment. These people are served through the Vocational Rehabilitation Program.

Individuals with Mental Illness:

VR works closely with The Department of Health and Welfare's Mental Health Program to provide services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Services are provided utilizing a team approach and are focused on assisting the mental health clientele to work in the community. Assertive Community Action (ACT) teams have been established around the State.

Students with Disabilities:

VR assists students with disabilities who require assistance with the transition from school to employment. VR maintains relationships with schools throughout the state to serve students needing assistance. Any student can apply directly for services with referral from the school. These individuals must meet the vocational rehabilitation eligibility criteria.

Migrant Seasonal Farm Workers (MSFW):

VR maintains a steadfast commitment to serving those with disabilities from minority populations. VR assists these workers who, due to a disability, can no longer continue their traditional line of work or who need assistance to continue migrant employment.

Public Offenders:

VR has taken a pro-active stance in assisting inmates with disabilities to transition into the community by developing a program to concentrate on this clientele. Utilizing a team approach, counselors work collaboratively with the client, the Department of Probation and Parole and medical experts to re-introduce the individual to the work world. The Division has gained a level of expertise that has resulted in a high success rate of individuals rehabilitated, a saving in institutional coasts and an overall net gain to the community.

Any individual with a disability that prevents him/her from working may apply.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Lewiston, ID

Organization Name: Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Address: 1118 'F' St
Lewiston, ID 83501
Phone: 208-799-5009
Fax: 208-799-5125
Eligibility: Presence of visual disability that is an impediment to daily functioning.
Services Provided: Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Lewiston provides
vocational skills and training so clients may return to work in a vocation that would best fit them. Also, restoration services to prevent blindness, such as eye surgery, removal of cataracts and slowing the progression of diabetic retinopathy and other eye diseases. They provide rehabilitation for clients to improve independent living skills and to remain independent in their own home. They assist people signing up for talking books at the state library, do low vision evaluations and provide help in selecting and purchasing magnifiers and low vision equipment. They assist persons with diabetes financially who need specialized equipment or by helping locate equipment such as talking calculators and long oven mits. They can teach them cane travel and Braille. Provides low vision evaluations, and magnifiers. Home modification Operate ICBVI store where clients and public can purchase adaptive aids such as talking clocks, games, wrist watches, contrast sheets, large print timers, oven mitts, cards, or will search out products an individual is looking for, etc.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
1118 'F' St
Lewiston, ID 83501-1986
Phone: 208-799-5070
Organization Name: Vocational Rehabilitation Offices
Address: 1118 'F' St
Lewiston, ID 83501-1986
Phone: 208-799-5070
Fax: 208-799-5073
Eligibility: A VR counselor will assess your situation and determine whether or not you are eligible for VR services. Must have a physical or mental impairment (disability), which constitutes or results in a substantial impediment (barrier) to employment and requires
Services Provided: The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a State of Idaho agency governed by the Idaho State Board of Education. The primary goal is employment. Vocational Rehabilitation provides individualized vocational guidance and counseling as well as other services to assist people with disabilities to make informed choices concerning their careers so that they can become successfully employed. IDVR works with individuals until they become employed and can maintain employment. IDVR Also works with employees with disabilities and their employers to maintain employment.

Individuals with Mental Illness:

VR works closely with The Department of Health and Welfare's Mental Health Program to provide services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Services are provided utilizing a team approach and are focused on assisting the mental health clientele to work in the community. Assertive Community Action (ACT) teams have been established around the State.

Students with Disabilities:

VR assists students with disabilities who require assistance with the transition from school to employment. VR maintains relationships with schools throughout the state to serve students needing assistance. Any student can apply directly for services. These individuals must meet the vocational rehabilitation eligibility criteria.

Public Offenders:

VR has taken a pro-active stance in assisting inmates with disabilities to transition into the community by developing a program to concentrate on these customers.

Any individual with a disability that prevents him/her from working may apply.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Meridian, ID

600 E. Watertower St.
Suite B
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: 208-888-0648
Organization Name: Vocational Rehabilitation Offices
Address: 600 E. Watertower St.
Suite B
Meridian, ID 83642
Phone: 208-888-0648
Eligibility: Has a physical or mental impairment (disability), which constitutes or results in a substantial impediment (barrier) to employment and requires vocational rehabilitation services to prepare for, secure, retain, or regain employment; and can benefit in ter
Services Provided: The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation's program goal is to place Idahoans with disabilities into the workforce by securing and maintaining productive employment. IDVR can provide the services required to assist you to go to work and can assist you in locating suitable employment. Only services that you need to reach employment will be provided.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Moscow, ID

Address: 505 N Main St
Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: 208-883-0523
Fax: 208-883-0524
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: The Disability Action Center provides advocacy, information and referral, peer support and independent living skills training to people with disabilities and the community.

Information available on:
ADA, fair housing, access issues/discrimination, Independent living issues, transportation, personal assistants, sign language interpreters, community services, coping strategies, Social Security, vocational rehab, Medicare and Medicaid, and assistive technology for people with hearing impairments.

*1 month free loans- devices that amplify sound and improve understanding of speech for: telephone, personal conversations, television, and speakers at meetings. After 1 month clients may apply for a grant.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Vocational Rehabilitation Offices
Address: 317 W 6th St
Suite 210
Moscow, ID 83843
Phone: 208-882-8550
Services Provided: Consolidating Agency.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Nampa, ID

Address: 120 16th Ave N
Nampa, ID 83687
Phone: 208-590-1084
Eligibility: Anyone needing help finding work, resumes, interview clothes. etc.
Services Provided: Support and resources for disadvantaged families. Computer use with internet access, clothing for job interviews, resume writing, refferals to available services and opportunites, community service volunteers, computer training workshops , services are offered at no cost .
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
136 McClure Ave
Nampa, ID 83651
Phone: 208-465-8414
Address: 136 McClure Ave
Nampa, ID 83651
Phone: 208-465-8414
Services Provided: VR is a state-federal program whose goal is to assist people with disabilities prepare for, secure, retain or regain employment.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Payette, ID

29 N Main
Payette, ID 83661-2520
Phone: 208-642-4762
Organization Name: Vocational Rehabilitation Offices
Address: 29 N Main
Payette, ID 83661-2520
Phone: 208-642-4762
Services Provided: The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation's program goal is to place Idahoans with disabilities into the workforce by securing and maintaining productive employment. IDVR can provide the services required to assist you to go to work and can assist you in locating suitable employment. Only services that you need to reach employment will be provided.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Pocatello, ID

Organization Name: Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Address: 427 N Main St
Suite K
Pocatello, ID 83204
Phone: 208-236-6392
Eligibility: Presence of visual disability that is an impediment to employment and or daily functioning.
Services Provided: Idaho Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired - Pocatello has three rehabilitation programs: Vocational Rehabilitation, Independent Living, and State Only. The Vocational Rehabilitation Program provides training necessary to obtain a job or maintain a current job. Financial assistance and counseling is provided. Independent Living serves those who have no vocational objective, but who have experienced an impediment to their independence in their home, family, or community. Finally, the State Only program provides financial assistance for prevention of blindness and sight restoration.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Vocational Rehabilitation Offices
Address: 1070 Hiline
Suite 200
Pocatello, ID 83201
Phone: 208-236-6333
Fax: 208-236-6304
Eligibility: A VR counselor will assess your situation and determine whether or not you are eligible for VR services. Must have a physical or mental impairment (disability), which constitutes or results in a substantial impediment (barrier) to employment and requires
Services Provided: The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a State of Idaho agency governed by the Idaho State Board of Education. The primary goal is employment. Vocational Rehabilitation provides individualized vocational guidance and counseling as well as other services to assist people with disabilities to make informed choices concerning their careers so that they can become successfully employed. The Division is responsible for administering two major programs. They are the Renal Disease Program and the Vocational Rehabilitation Program.

Renal Disease:
The Division provides two programs for individuals who have renal (kidney) disease:

1. A state-supported medical assistance program that coordinates the medical and financial aspects of clients with end-stage renal disease. A person's ability to pay for their own services is considered in determining eligibility for this program.
2. A program designed for those kidney patients who are capable of employment. These people are served through the Vocational Rehabilitation Program.

Individuals with Mental Illness:

VR works closely with The Department of Health and Welfare's Mental Health Program to provide services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Services are provided utilizing a team approach and are focused on assisting the mental health clientele to work in the community. Assertive Community Action (ACT) teams have been established around the State.

Students with Disabilities:

VR assists students with disabilities who require assistance with the transition from school to employment. VR maintains relationships with schools throughout the state to serve students needing assistance. Any student can apply directly for services with referral from the school. These individuals must meet the vocational rehabilitation eligibility criteria.

Migrant Seasonal Farm Workers (MSFW):

VR maintains a steadfast commitment to serving those with disabilities from minority populations. VR assists these workers who, due to a disability, can no longer continue their traditional line of work or who need assistance to continue migrant employment.

Public Offenders:

VR has taken a pro-active stance in assisting inmates with disabilities to transition into the community by developing a program to concentrate on this clientele. Utilizing a team approach, counselors work collaboratively with the client, the Department of Probation and Parole and medical experts to re-introduce the individual to the work world. The Division has gained a level of expertise that has resulted in a high success rate of individuals rehabilitated, a saving in institutional coasts and an overall net gain to the community.

Any individual with a disability that prevents him/her from working may apply.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Sandpoint, ID

1013 Lake St
Suite 100
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: 208-265-4068
Organization Name: SL Start
Address: 1013 Lake St
Suite 100
Sandpoint, ID 83864
Phone: 208-265-4068
Fax: 208-255-1676
Eligibility: Contact for specific information.
Services Provided: SL Start WorkFirst offers programs to help train individuals and aid them in acquiring, maintaining and enhancing employment.

The services offered are job placement assessment, job readiness classes, case management, transitional services and supportive services.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Twin Falls, ID

650 Addison Ave W
Suite 101
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-736-2140
Organization Name: Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Address: 650 Addison Ave W
Suite 101
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-736-2140
Fax: 208-736-2142
Eligibility: Presence of visual disability that is an impediment to daily functioning.
Services Provided: Idaho Commission for the Blind & Visually Impaired -- Twin Falls Office -- provides three programs: Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Independent Living Services, and Sight Restoration Services.
**Vocational Rehabilitation services consist of those services required by visually impaired or blind individuals to return to the work force.
**Independent Living services concerns those services that assist visually impaired or blind people to be as independent as possible in their living environment.
**Sight Restoration services consist principally of financial assistance for eligible persons to remove or reduce the threat of blindness.

**Training in various blindness alternative techniques including Braille, long white cane usage, home economics, communications, etc. are also available. A residential training program is available in the Boise office. Additionally, low vision services in the form of adaptive equipment, magnifiers, and voice output equipment is available.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018
Organization Name: Vocational Rehabilitation Offices
Address: 650 Addison Ave W
Suite 201
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Phone: 208-736-2156
Fax: 208-736-2168
Eligibility: A VR counselor will assess your situation and determine whether or not you are eligible for VR services. Must have a physical or mental impairment (disability), which constitutes or results in a substantial impediment (barrier) to employment and requires
Services Provided: The Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation is a State of Idaho agency governed by the Idaho State Board of Education. The primary goal is employment. Vocational Rehabilitation provides individualized vocational guidance and counseling as well as other services to assist people with disabilities to make informed choices concerning their careers so that they can become successfully employed. The Division is responsible for administering two major programs; they are the End Stage Renal Disease Program and the Vocational Rehabilitation Program.

End Stage Renal Disease:
The Division provides two programs for individuals who have end stage renal (kidney) disease:

1. A state-supported medical assistance program that coordinates the medical and financial aspects of clients with end-stage renal disease. A person's ability to pay for their own services is considered in determining eligibility for this program.
2. A program designed for those kidney patients who are capable of employment. These people are served through the Vocational Rehabilitation Program.

Individuals with Mental Illness:

VR works closely with The Department of Health and Welfare's Mental Health Program to provide services to individuals with severe and persistent mental illness. Services are provided utilizing a team approach and are focused on assisting the mental health clientele to work in the community. Assertive Community Action (ACT) teams have been established around the State.

Students with Disabilities:

VR assists students with disabilities who require assistance with the transition from school to employment. VR maintains relationships with schools throughout the state to serve students needing assistance. Any student can apply directly for services with referral from the school. These individuals must meet the vocational rehabilitation eligibility criteria.

Public Offenders:

VR has taken a pro-active stance in assisting inmates with disabilities to transition into the community by developing a program to concentrate on this clientele. Utilizing a team approach, counselors work collaboratively with the client, the Department of Probation and Parole and medical experts to re-introduce the individual to the work world. The Division has gained a level of expertise that has resulted in a high success rate of individuals rehabilitated, a saving in institutional costs and an overall net gain to the community.

Any individual with a disability that prevents him/her from working may apply.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 10/30/2018

Nationwide

West Virginia University
VA
Phone: 800-526-7234
Organization Name: Office of Disability Employment Policy (OEDP)
Address: West Virginia University
VA
Phone: 800-526-7234
Toll Free Phone: 877-781-9403
Languages Spoken: Spanish
Services Provided: The leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. For both employers and employees, Accommodation Information by Disability: A to Z; and Accommodation Ideas by Disability, Limitation, Occupation, Product or Service, and Topic.

Consultants offer one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities.
Provider Profiles: US Department of Labor
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 5/30/2018
Office of Public Inquiries, Windsor Park Building
6401 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21235
Organization Name: Social Security Administration
Address: Office of Public Inquiries, Windsor Park Building
6401 Security Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21235
TDD: 800-325-0778
Toll Free Phone: 800-772-1213
Services Provided: This site provides information for people with disabilities who are SSI or SSDI recipients and want to work.
Provider Profiles: (SSI)
Original Source: MedHome Portal
Last Updated: 3/22/2018

OR

Ontario, OR

813 SW 3rd St
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: 541-889-4617
Address: 813 SW 3rd St
Ontario, OR 97914
Phone: 541-889-4617
Fax: 541-889-4581
Eligibility: Economically disadvantaged, documented physical or mentally disability, must be age 16 or older .
Services Provided: Vocational Evaluation: identifies vocational interests and aptitudes as they relate to specific jobs.

Job Seeking Skills: teaches strategies on how to find a job and how to retain a job once an individual is hired.

Job Placement, Follow-along, Job Coaching: Assists an individual to find a job. Provides individualized assistance on or off specific job sites.

Work Services: extended vocational training for adults who are developmentally disabled.

Developmental Services: provides physical, occupational, speech, and developmental therapy to adults and children who are developmentally disabled.

Residential Services: Available to those individuals who are developmentally disabled and who need residential or respite services.

Psychosocial Rehabilitation Services: Services available to children and adults with mental illness or a severe emotional disturbance to assist in managing symptoms, develop problem solving, anger management and coping skills to maximize fulfillment and success in all major life areas.
Original Source: Idaho Careline 211
Last Updated: 3/15/2019