Getting a Job
Studies have shown that having a job can be beneficial to the recovery process.
Whether you are looking for your first job, trying to re-enter the workforce, considering employment, or are currently working and need support, here are some resources to help you:
- Our Employment Services are considered Supported Employment, which is an approach to vocational rehabilitation. The services are integrated with your mental health treatment and have proven effective in helping people find and retain jobs. Call 651.457.2248 and ask to speak with someone about Employment Services.
- Work Incentives Connection offers benefit analysis services to help you understand how working may affect any benefits that you receive as well as work incentives that may apply to you, health care options, and your financial situation before and after working or taking a promotion. Contact Work Incentives Connection at: 651-632-5113.
- Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) can help you prepare for, find and keep a job, and live as independently as possible. Services can include counseling to set job goals, skill development training, help finding employment, access to technology, and financial assistance under certain circumstances. Contact VRS at: 651-259-7366.
- See pages 24-25 of NAMI’s Hope for Recovery booklet for more employment-related resources and information.