GROW (Gaining Realistic Opportunities to Work)
GROW is designed to assist individuals with disabilities who are looking for a job. The program runs for four weeks with classes covering topics such as:
- Affirmative Action
- Section 503
- Building a Resume
- Job Searching/Networking
- Interview skills
Tuesdays and Thursdays
(call for next session info.)
This program is for anyone:
- Between the ages of 18-64
- Determined disabled
- With the desire to be employed
If you would like further information about our program, or wish to sign up,
Afiyo Awouya, Employment Specialist
Ticket to Work
Ticket to Work (TTW) is a free and voluntary program administered by the Social Security Administration. The program seeks to increase the financial independence and self-sufficiency of individuals who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. TTW helps adults with a disability from 18 to 64 years old who receive disability benefits return to the workforce without immediately losing those benefits.
If you want to work but can’t necessarily afford to because of the aid provided by vital medical or disability benefits, Ticket to Work might be just the ticket!
Under the program, participants work toward specific, personalized goals of seeking, applying for, gaining, and maintaining employment. While working toward those goals, participants can explore work options and find that perfect job without immediately losing disability benefits. According to the Social Security Association’s webpage on Ticket to Work, individuals in the TTW program can:
- Go to work without automatically losing disability benefits;
- Return to benefits if he or she has to stop working;
- Continue to receive healthcare benefits; and
- Be protected from receiving a medical Continuing Disability Review (CDR) while using the ticket and making the expected progress with work or educational goals.
Corrine Dietrich, Director of Independent Living