Centers for Independent Living Centers for Independent Living (CILs) are grassroots, advocacy-driven organizations run by and for people with disabilities. They focus on civil rights, the independent living philosophy, and inclusion. All Centers provide individual and systems advocacy, information and referral, peer support, and independent living skills training. Many of the Centers also assist people with disabilities on employment issues.
One-Stop Career Centers One-Stop Career Centers provide job seekers with a full range of employment assistance under one roof. One-Stops operate in all 50 states and offer training referrals, career counseling, job listings, and similar employment-related services.
Plan to Achieve Self-Support (PASS) PASS allows you to set aside other income besides your SSI and/or resources for a specified period of time so that you may pursue a work goal.
Social Security Administration (SSA) Work Site This site contains information about SSA's Ticket-to-Work program. Under this program, SSA provides disability beneficiaries with a Ticket they may use to obtain the services and supports they need from organizations called Employment Networks. The Ticket-to-Work Program is an employment program specifically designed for people with disabilities who are interested in going to work.
State Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Agencies VR agencies furnish a continuum of services to help people with disabilities become employed and remain employed. These services include assessment and evaluation of their employment goals and potential, counseling, training, coaching, job placement, employer development, and other services that are needed to return to work or to enter a new line of work. VR services are paid for through state and federal funds.
We work with beneficiaries in BOND to determine how this program can be useful for them. BOND staff members are available to help you check whether you are in BOND and then learn more. You can contact us today. Call toll-free: