Vocational Assistance

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"For people living with mental illness, work can be an essential step on the path to wellbeing and recovery. While challenges may make it harder to get and keep a job, there are programs designed to help with work readiness and the job search process. Most of these programs help people find jobs to match their skills and interests and provide ongoing workplace support once a person finds employment." from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). See NAMI's fact sheet on employment and recovery at click here


Dartmouth IPS Supported Employment Center Employment is a primary goal of most people with serious mental illness. The Dartmouth IPS Supported Employment Center was developed to study employment services and supports to increase the number of people who work in sustained competitive employment. The staff at Dartmouth IPS Supported Employment Training Center provides IPS training and consultation to states, countries, regions, and agencies.


New Hampshire

  • New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation (NHVR)
    • For statewide information, ph. 800-339-9900 or 603-271-3471
    • For Upper Valley information, ph. 603-448-5793 or 800-621-7876
    • Local Office: 85 Mechanic Street, Suite B21 (Rivermill) Lebanon, NH 03766
    • The mission of NHVR is to assist eligible NH citizens with disabilities secure suitable employment and financial and personal independence by providing rehabilitation services. NHVR provides services to both individuals with disabilities and employers.


  • Work Ready NH
    • WorkReadyNH is a FREE professional development course for career-minded individuals who want to improve their workplace skills and add a national recognized credential to their resume. WorkReadyNH helps companies foster a skilled workforce and find qualified applicants and employees.
    • Contacts: Martha Mott, WorkReadyNH Director, mmott@ccsnh.edu and Tricia Temple, WorkReadyNH Program Assistant, ttemple@ccsnh.edu, 603-542-7744


Are you interested in learning about how work will affect your Social Security benefits? If you are interested in learning about the Ticket to Work Program or Work Incentives, you can attend a free Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) online webinar. WISE webinars are online events held for beneficiaries to learn about the Ticket to Work Program and available Work Incentives through accessible learning opportunities. WISE webinars are hosted on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Email: support@chooseworkttw.net Phone: 1-866-968-7842, TTY: 1-866-833-2967


  • Project Search, 603-650-6439
    • Location: DHMC
    • Project SEARCH is an exciting program dedicated to providing education to young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through an innovative workforce and career development model that benefits the individual, workplace and community. The primary goal is for each young adult to build skills that will lead towards competitive employment. The nine month program begins in August and follows the Hartford School calendar. The program is open to young adults who reside in New Hampshire and Vermont.

Vermont

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Offices
    • White River Junction District Office: 220 Holiday Drive, Suite A, WRJ, VT 05001, ph. 802-295-8850 or 888-698-6914
    • Springfield Regional Office, 100 Mineral Street, Ste. 308, Springfield, VT 05301, ph. 802-885-2279


Are you interested in learning about how work will affect your Social Security benefits? If you are interested in learning about the Ticket to Work Program or Work Incentives, you can attend a free Work Incentive Seminar Event (WISE) online webinar. WISE webinars are online events held for beneficiaries to learn about the Ticket to Work Program and available Work Incentives through accessible learning opportunities. WISE webinars are hosted on the fourth Wednesday of each month. Contact: Ticket to Work Call Center Email: support@chooseworkttw.net Phone: 1-866-968-7842, TTY: 1-866-833-2967


  • Project Search, 603-650-6439
    • Location: DHMC
    • Project SEARCH is an exciting program dedicated to providing education to young adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities through an innovative workforce and career development model that benefits the individual, workplace and community. The primary goal is for each young adult to build skills that will lead towards competitive employment. The nine month program begins in August and follows the Hartford School calendar. The program is open to young adults who reside in New Hampshire and Vermont.