Individuals With Disabilities
Did you know that there are more than 18 million individuals with a disability who are employed throughout the United States? Our disability success coaches work hand in hand with individuals who have a disability in order to connect them with the resources and services available at our career centers. We even offer opportunities for our customers to meet with employers who are committed to hiring from special populations.
Ticket to Work Program
If you are between the ages of 18 and full retirement age and receiving SSI and/or SSDI, you may be interested in our Ticket to Work Program. The program is designed to remove barriers that previously influenced people’s decisions about going to work because of their concerns over losing health care coverage. Below are a list of services that are provided through the program:
- One-on-one job development
- Job placement assistance
- Training and education
- Money management/budgeting for financial independence
- Work incentive counseling
- Satisfaction of competitive employment
- Access to other community resources to meet your need
For more information about our Ticket To Work Program, contact Samora Cunningham at (954) 224-6663 or by email at [email protected].
Disability Disaster Grant
In an effort to support individuals with disabilities who were impacted by Hurricane Irma or Hurricane Maria, CareerSource Broward is offering financial assistance through its Disability Disaster Grant Program for Florida residents to help cover the cost of lost, damaged or destroyed medical equipment or devices as a result of the two storms. The program, which is funded by the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity and administered by CareerSource Broward, provides funding and reimbursements for medical devices, including canes, scooters, rollators, wheelchairs, dentures, hearing aids, CPAP machines and software to assist those with developmental disabilities.
Since the launch of the program, more than $134,000 worth of medical equipment has been allocated to Florida residents who live in areas that were highly impacted by the two storms such as Monroe, Lee, Brevard, Hillsborough and Miami-Dade counties. In addition to being current Florida residents, those seeking financial assistance must meet certain requirements; financial assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.