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Work and Recovery Programs

Road 2 Recovery

Our program helps people facing emotional life challenges achieve independence in living, learning, working, and socializing.  Participants take an active role in their own recovery, selecting their own goals and areas for improvement.  Our highly trained, professional and clinical staff, work with participants and their families in a safe and caring environment.  Our programs instill confidence, self-empowerment and self-sufficiency.  JEVS Road 2 Recovery helps people integrate into their own community and live more independent lives.

Services

  • Assistance in developing support networks and using community resources
  • Psycho-education groups for illness management and recovery
  • Outpatient psychiatric treatment, including medication management and therapy
  • Mentoring
  • Self-sufficiency training
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skill development
  • Effective communication, social skills, and coping skills training
  • Career exploration and employment services
  • Travel training
  • Support from Certified Peer Specialists
  • Computer training and educational support
  • Use Evidence Based Practices for treatment.
  • Treatment programs to help individuals successfully manage their own mental illness and achieve independence.
  • Treatment programs to develop socialization skills, self-confidence, abstract thinking and independence.

Eligibility

Individuals 18 years or older with a serious mental illness

Enrollment

Contact Recovery Services at 267.350.8600 for more information.

Cost

No cost for those who qualify for funding.  When you contact JEVS Road 2 Recovery, if you do not know if you qualify, we will help you to determine your eligibility.  A sliding fee scale is available for those who are not covered by a funding option. 

Location

9350 Ashton Road, Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Hours

Monday–Friday: 8 am–4 pm

Contact

TEL:  267.350.8600

EMAIL:  recovery@jevs.org

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Happy Healthy Life

JEVS Happy Healthy Life helps those living with both a mild to moderate intellectual disability and a mental illness, usually severe depression, schizophrenia or bi-polar disorder.  We help people become more self-aware and learn skills and strategies for living a healthier life. 

Services

  • Adapted from an Evidence Based Practice, Illness Management and Recovery, to meet the needs of people with co-occurring diagnoses.
  • We provide a structured curriculum for a small classroom setting of about 4 or 5 participants.
  • Individualized plans are created for each participant.
  • Classroom learning is reinforced with homework assignments, allowing participants to practice new skills in a real life environment.
  • Involvement of families and care givers is important for the participants’ success.  Families and care givers are encouraged to attend class and provide support  with homework.
  • Results experienced include:
    • Reduced hospitalization
    • Reduced crisis episodes
    • Increased engagement in a meaningful activity
    • Improved happiness including attaining established goals and increased social interaction.
    • More engaged in life in general
  • Program includes the following modules:
    • Leading a happy healthy life
    • Understanding mental illness
    • Managing the symptoms of mental illness
    • Building relationships
    • Using medication
    • Drugs and alcohol
    • Reducing relapses
    • Coping with stress
    • Coping with symptoms
    • Speaking up for ourselves

Eligibility

Adults and young adults with a co-occurring diagnosis of an intellectual and a mental illness, namely severe depression, bipolar disorder or schizophrenia.

Enrollment

Contact JEVS Human Services at 267.350.8600 for more information.

Cost

No cost for those who qualify for JEVS Recovery Services funding.  Call us to see if you qualify.   

Location

9350 Ashton Road, Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Hours

Monday–Friday: 8:00 am–4:00 pm

Contact

TEL: 267.350.8600
EMAIL: happyhealthylife@jevs.org

If your organizaton would like to offer Happy Healthy Life to your program participants, please contact us at 267.350.8600.

hireAbility

An empowering, customized employment program that assists individuals living with intellectual, mental health, physical, or learning disabilities or a chronic disease by preparing them for competitive employment. The process is customized according to an individual’s needs and may include any, or more than one, of the following services:

Services

  • Vocational Assessments

    • Customized assessments and vocational evaluations identify skills and strengths and provide recommendations to apply them to areas of interest.
    • Situational assessments in a real work setting.
    • Individualized review and discussion of assessment to identify best career track.
    • Job Development, Placement, and Coaching.
    • A personal job coach and developer to assist participants every step of the way.
    • Employment and career development.
    • JEVS works with both employers and job candidates to assure the best match between the employer’s needs and the candidate’s abilities, leading to higher job retention rates.
    • Project Connect – an employment program for Veterans learn more
    • Project Success – an employment program for those living with Asperger’s (see below)
     

Eligibility

Individuals age 18 or older living with a physical, intellectual, mental health, or learning disability, or a chronic condition.

Enrollment

Contact hireAbility, 267.350.8600 in Pennsylvania or 856.374.4921 in New Jersey, for more information.

Cost

No cost to those who qualify for funding.  Inquire about fee for private pay.

Location

Pennsylvania Office:

9350 Ashton Road, Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19114

New Jersey Office:

Camden County College

P.O. Box 200

College Drive

Blackwood, NJ 08012

Hours

Monday–Friday: 8 am–4 pm

Contact

TEL:  Pennsylvania hireAbility: 267.350.8600

New Jersey hireAbility: 856.374.4921

EMAIL: hireability@jevs.org

> Download hireAbility PA fact sheet

> Download hireAbility NJ fact sheet

 

Project Success – Employment Services for those with Asperger’s

Project Success is specifically created to meet the needs of young adults with Asperger’s Syndrome or Pervasive Developmental Disorder – (Not Otherwise Specified) who want to  transition to the world of work.  Our comprehensive approach supports these young adults through all phases from job readiness and job finding to acclimating on-the-job during the first 90 days. Beginning with identifying career choices that meet individuals’ unique interests and abilities, JEVS staff helps them find and maintain a job where they can achieve success and build on long-term vocational goals.

Services

  • Vocational assessment and guidance to discover the right career choice for an individual’s interests and abilities
  • Individualized support from JEVS Job Coaches and Developers
  • Development of work readiness and personal interaction skills through classroom learning and individual coaching
  • Volunteer internships to gain real work experience
  • Support from an on-the-job mentor
  • Development and practice of interview skills
  • Support in finding a job in the participant’s field of interest
  • Once employed, on-the-job support to acclimate/train in the new job
  • Appropriate level of on-the-job support to maintain job success

Eligibility

  • 18 to 26 years of age
  • Resident of Pennsylvania
  • Diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome or Pervasive Developmental Disorder – (Not Specified)

Enrollment

Contact Project Success at 267.350.8600 for more information.

Cost

No cost to those who qualify.

Location

9350 Ashton Road, Suite 201
Philadelphia, PA 19114

Hours

Monday–Friday: 8:00 am–4:00 pm

Contact

TEL: 267.350.8600
EMAIL: projectsuccess@jevs.org

> Download program fact sheet

Project Connect

Project Connect helps GWOT Veterans, Guards, and Reservists with disabilities successfully enter or re-enter the workplace and sustain meaningful employment in the civilian sector. Our comprehensive program supports you through each phase of discovering the next steps in your career path with the ultimate goal of enjoying on-the-job success.  Our career coaching professionals deliver these valuable services with a personalized, caring approach to meet your unique needs and career goals. 

Services

  • Work with a personal Job Coach and Job Developer.
  • Skills assessment.
  • Assistance in applying military skills to civilian jobs.
  • Identify Career Path to meet interests and skills.
  • Coaching and practice with interview skills.
  • Target potential employers and develop strategies for contacting these employers.
  • Refine interview skills.
  • Identify paid internship opportunities.
  • Mentoring support on-the-job or off-site to increase job retention. 

Eligibility

  • 18 to 64 years of age
  • Resident of New Jersey or Pennsylvania
  • Vetern or service as a Guard or Reservist in the GWOT
  • Diagnosis of a physical, mental health or cognitive disability

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Cost

No cost to those who qualify.

Location

Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey locations.

Hours

Monday–Friday: 8 am–4 pm

Contact

TEL: 267.350.8600

EMAIL:  projectconnect@jevs.org

Culinary Connections

Culinary Connections is a hands-on culinary arts training program for teens and young adults, 18 to 24 years of age, with disabilities who qualify.  With the support of professionally trained instructor Chef Clive Brooks, participants will receive skills training leading to a job in culinary arts in as few as 24 weeks.

Upon completion of a 12-week course of structured learning in a classroom and professional kitchen, participants will be placed in internships at leading Philadelphia restaurants, enabling them to earn a Culinary Arts-Skills Certificate.  After earning their certificate, participants work with JEVS Community Employment Specialists to secure a job in a restaurant kitchen.

Services

Professional skills: 

  • Safe food handling leading to a ServSafe® Food Safety certificate
  • Kitchen organization
  • Terminology
  • Measurements
  • Following recipes
  • Knife skills—slicing, chopping, and dicing
  • Handling kitchen equipment
  • Making stocks, soups, and sauces
  • Menu management
  • Tasting and more

Job readiness skills: 

  • Attendance
  • Punctuality
  • Creating a resume and cover letters
  • Interviewing skills
  • Mock interviews
  • Job search techniques
  • On-the-job teamwork and communication skills
  • 21st century workplace technology

Life skills: 

  • Grooming and hygiene
  • Getting along at work
  • Travel training
  • Communication skills
  • Stress management
  • Decision-making and problem solving
  • Goal setting

Eligibility

Young adults ages 18 to 24 with a disability of any type are eligible; must also have fundamental reading and math skills, be able to lift 10 pounds and stand for long periods of time. 

Enrollment

Contact JEVS Human Services Culinary Connections at 267.350.8600 for more information.

Cost

No cost for those who qualify for funding.  If you do not know whether you qualify, we will help you to determine your eligibility when you contact us.

Office Location

9350 Ashton Road, Suite 201

Philadelphia, PA  19114

Office Hours

Monday–Friday: 8 am–4 pm

Contact

TEL: 267.350.8600

EMAIL:  culinaryconnections@jevs.org

> Download Program Fact Sheet

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