People With Disabilities

JVS Human Services helps adults and youth with disabilities achieve long-term success and fulfillment in work and life by helping them become independent and integrated into their communities.

Long-Term Vocational Services

Individuals are offered the option to work or volunteer in their community with ongoing support from JVS staff.

  • Skill Building – Individuals build their skills and become more integrated into the community through meaningful volunteer work at local non-profits.
  • Supported Employment – Individuals are assisted in successfully finding and maintaining a job that meets their skills, interests and abilities with on-going job coaching support.

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Short-Term Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Individuals who are more independent benefit from trial work experiences, internships, work training and job placement services. Individuals receiving Rehabilitation Services are generally referred for and funded by Michigan Rehabilitation Services. Click Here to learn how to apply for services with Michigan Rehabilitation Services and the office nearest you.

  • Adult Services – Individuals receive support to identify their employment strengths, interests, and conditions needed to get and keep a job. Rehabilitation Services include:
    • Customized Employment & Discovery
    • Work Experience/Internships
    • Assessment & Training: Computers, Clerical, Cashiering, Customer Service, Warehousing
    • Workshops: Career Exploration, Empowerment, Job Seeking Skills, Networking
    • Job Placement Negotiation
    • Job Coaching & Retention
    • Rehabilitation Services Brochure»
  • Youth Services/Pre-Employment Transition Services – School to Work/Transition programs help young adults successfully transition from school to work or post-secondary training. More info »
  • Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program – Offers career development services for people with disabilities receiving SSDI who want to work. The program is free, voluntary and helps people with disabilities progress toward financial independence. More info » 

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Choices Programs (Non-Vocational)

Individuals with disabilities engage in enriching activities to keep them active and engaged in the community.

  • Activities and Enrichment Programs – Individuals participate in engaging facility-based and community activities in order to remain active and involved in their communities.
  • Caring Companions – Adults with disabilities and dementia engage in stimulating activities in a safe, secure and caring environment to maintain their dignity and highest level of functioning.

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Supports Coordination

The JVS LIFE & Bridges program helps people pursue their interests, live more independently and make important decisions by linking them with needed services in Oakland and Wayne Counties.  This may include medical, social, vocational, educational and community support services as well as assistance in obtaining legal representation, transportation and respite care.

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