Program Facts

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
  • Resources
  • 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.

Curriculum

  • 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.