Supported Employment Facts
- 75% of persons with mental illness want to work
- 2/3 of persons with serious mental illness live in poverty
- 15% of community mental health center clientele have some form of employment
- 40% of persons with mental illness don’t work because of fear of losing benefits, including healthcare; many more don’t work full-time because of the same fear
- With early intervention (eg., after first episode) it’s possible to achieve employment rates as high as 90%
The unique aspects of Lindner Center of HOPE’s Supported Employment program include:
- Focus is on the “individual” and his/her “dreams”
- Ability to serve “anyone” who is in need of assistance with educational/employment goals
- Goal-setting skills that can be used in all aspects of life
- Networking opportunities
Vocational Computer Lab
As a service to our patients, Lindner Center of HOPE provides computer-related vocational services including job searches and basic computer skills classes. Any patient who has received services at Lindner Center of HOPE during the past 6 months is eligible.
- Introduction to computers
- Microsoft Word
- Creating a resume
- Creating a cover letter
- Basic internet navigation and email
- Online job search
- Troubleshooting technical issues and community resources
- Interview skills
The vocational computer lab is available Tuesdays, 3:45p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
To sign up call Melissa McCarthy at 513-536-0624.