Building Better Programs

The Vermont Vocational Rehabilitation/Reach Up Program

A partnership between the Vermont Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and the Department of Prevention, Assistance, Transition, and Health Access (PATH) provides vocational services to those individuals receiving TANF benefits who are identified as having a significant disability-related barrier to employment. The primary services include disability screening, assessment, identification of disability-related barriers to employment, provision of supportive services related to disability, plan development, intensive case-management/counseling, job placement, on and off the job ongoing supports and follow-up services. An individualized service approach to serving people with significant disabilities and multiple barriers to employment has been utilized to enhance their likelihood of gaining and maintaining employment.

Mathematica Policy Research Policy Brief – Creating TANF and Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Partnerships

VocRehab Reach-Up Program Website

VocRehab Reach-Up Program Description

The Vermont Vocational Rehabilitation/Reach Up Pilot Program – Annual Evaluation Report: Year Two, July 1, 2002-June 30, 2003