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  • Sunday, December 31, 2017 3:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Neighborhoods Resource Center
    1312 Third Avenue North
    Nashville, TN  37208
    Mike Hodge (Other contacts are:  Yolanda Vaughn and Melissa Gordon)
    615-782-8212
    www.GettingToWork.Net
    Funded by a federal Jobs Access and Reverse Commute grant through the Regional Transportation Authority, is a free resource locator site.  Find lists of services that people need every day or in an emergency in 9 Middle TN counties:

    •    Licensed child care
    •    Bus routes and other transportation
    •    Online job resources & links to large employers
    •    Job training agencies

    •    Libraries and community centers
    •    Colleges, universities, and trade schools
    •    Public schools
    •    Health clinics
    •    Emergency housing & long-term affordable housing
    •    Other resources.

    Site includes Interactive Map to see Where these services are and How to get to them, and Lists of Programs with contact information.

  • Sunday, December 31, 2017 3:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tennessee Career Center at Nashville
    665 Mainstream Drive
    Nashville, TN   37243
    615-253-8920
    http://www.sctworkforce.org/
    Tennessee has a network of centers across the state where employers can go to find workers they need and job seekers can get career information and services. Each center offers computerized labor market information, Internet access, workshops, an on-line talent bank, job placement, recruitment and training.

  • Friday, December 08, 2017 3:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Tennessee Rehabilitation Center
    460 9th Ave.
    Smyrna, TN   37167
    615-459-6811
    http://www.tennessee.gov/humanserv/rehab/trc.html
    Job training for handicapped persons. Must be 18 & live in TN.  Referral is through VR.  They give tours, so call if you'd like to check it out!

  • Friday, December 08, 2017 3:33 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Vocational Rehabilitation - Davidson Co.*
    88 Hermitage Ave
    Nashville, TN   37210
    615-741-1606

    Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal and state-funded program providing services to help individuals with disabilities enter or return to employment. It is designed to assist individuals of work age with physical and/or mental disabilities compete successfully with others in earning a livelihood.

    Call to connect with a counselor to open a case file.  Once approved, they will test for aptitude, abilities, and preferences, and you and your counselor will work on finding the right placement and receiving the necessary training to succeed.  Once a position has been secured, VR will provide a job coach for 90 days (or more, if needed) to insure a smooth transition.

    * As of July 1, Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Services can now provide financial support for VR-eligible students who attend one of TN's 4 post-secondary education programs for students with intellectual disabilities.

    These programs are another option to assist students in the transition from school to work. For this pilot year, the amount that VR will authorize per semester is $2,400.

    Great booklet on how to get a head start with Voc. Rehab:  http://gadd.kc.vanderbilt.edu/tennesseeworks/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/Getting-a-Head-Start-with-Vocational-Rehabilitation-10-21-10-FINAL.pdf


  • Wednesday, December 06, 2017 3:42 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Center for Living and Learning
    1979 Old Hillsboro Road

    Franklin, TN   37064

    Fran Clippard, Founder/Executive Director
    (615) 269-9932
    www.centerforlivingandlearning.com
    This is a non-profit adult residence which has several self-sustaining programs:  Community Supported Agriculture (growing their own organic fruits & veggies, which they also sell); Bicycle Repair Shop, Arts and Crafts program, Video Game Assembly, etc.  Some of these are in conjunction with their Voc/Rehab program, which provides job training and placement within the community & can be accessed through the TN Dept. of Human Services Voc-Rehab Dept. You can also access the services directly with private pay.  CFLL goal is to get them working in the community.  If that is not possible due to their level of functioning, they can stay at the sheltered workshop that the center has, but the family will have to pay $8.00 per hour.  The program runs Monday - Friday from 8:00 - 12:00.


  • Thursday, November 30, 2017 3:40 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Best Buddies Jobs

    116 Wilson Pike Circle, Suite 201

    Brentwood, TN   37027

    Laura Berry, Employment Specialist
    615-891-2046
    www.bestbuddiestennessee.org
    Best Buddies Jobs is a vendor with Voc-Rehab. Even though VR only guarantees 90 days with a job coach, they will come back in if necessary.  They have a lot of connections through the regular BB program.  They try to work with companies outside the box, dr's offices, larger companies that typically do not hire people with DD's. Try to tie person's interest to a job.  They will take on some private clients, but it has to be on a case-by-case basis.  Prefer to go through V-R.


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