Arapahoe/Douglas Works!

We give people the resources to find a job, we offer classes on different things including Office & Administrative Support, Science (Life, Physical & Social), Construction, Architectural & Engineering, Helthcare Practitioners and Protective Services.

Contact Name
Person at front desk
Address
6974 S. Lima Street
Centennial , CO 80112
County
Douglas
Telephone
(303)636-1160
Email
info@adworks.org
Website
adworks.org

Bayaud Enterprises Inc.

Bayaud Enterprises provides employment services for individuals with disabilities, mental illness, and those who are homeless. For those with disabilities or mental illness who are interested in utilizing our services, we ask that they first contact their local Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (as they are our referral partner). Otherwise, individuals can call our front desk for further information about intake.

Address
333 W. Bayaud Ave.
Denver, CO 80223
County
Denver
Telephone
(303)830-6885
Website
bayaudenterprises.org

Career Connection Centers-Goodwill Industries of Denver

The Career Connection Centers provides free one-on-one assistance and classes on Job Readiness (job search, applications, resumes), Life Skills (healthy relationships, financial literacy, stress management), and Computer Classes (learning the basics of computers, Microsoft office Word and Excel classes). Each center has a computer lab for job search, job boards for posting jobs, job fairs, and hiring events with local businesses and Goodwill positions, copy machines, fax, & telephones for job search. We also refer to GED programs as well. Every service offered is free.

Contact Name
Ryan Fischer
Address
15425 E. Iliff, Unit C
Aurora, CO 80013
County
Denver
Telephone
(303)577-0186
Email
rfischer@goodwilldenver.org
Website
goodwilldenver.org/default-site-structure-materials/programs/career-connections.html

Centennial Rehabilitation Associates

Centennial Rehabilitation offers a range of vocational services dealing with complex injuries or medical conditions. We work with chronic pain and with people who have suffered occupational injuries on the job.

Contact Name
Andrea Hause
Address
14364 E. Evans Avenue
Aurora, CO 80014
County
Arapahoe
Telephone
303-368-4500 ext.238
Email
andreahause@centen.net
Website
centen.net

Center for Employment Opportunities

The Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO) is dedicated to providing immediate, effective and comprehensive employment services to men and women with recent criminal convictions. Our highly structured and tightly supervised programs help participants regain the skills and confidence needed for successful transitions to stable, productive lives.

CEO’s evidence-based model is designed to enable men and women recently released from incarceration to quickly and successfully rejoin the workforce and become positive, contributing members of their families and their communities. The comprehensive program provides transitional work experience, coupled with job coaching, job development, and post-placement retention supports. CEO participants move through at their own pace – with the ultimate goal of finding and sustaining full-time employment.

CEO works with individuals who are currently on parole, probation, or who are living in community corrections facilities and who have at least 6 months left of supervision. Prospective participants must be at least 18 and older, unemployed and able to do manual labor (lift 50 lbs).

Contact Name
Valerie Greenhagen
Address
3532 Franklin Street
Suite S
Denver, CO 80205
County
Denver
Telephone
(719) 941-9317
Email
ceodenver@ceoworks.org
Website
https://ceoworks.org/

Community Connections, Inc.

Community Connections, Inc. offers unique and community-based services to children and adults with developmental disabilities. Community Connections, Inc. offers services and supports in the family home, residences of adults, vocational/work settings and the community. Nestled in the southwestern region of Colorado, we cover a service area of over 6,584 square miles of mountainous and desert terrain. The counties we serve include La Plata, Montezuma, Archuleta, Dolores and San Juan .

Contact Name
Julie Dreyfuss
Address
281 Sawyer Dr., Suite 200
Durango, CO 81303
County
La Plata
Email
cci@cci-colorado.org
Website
cci-colorado.org

Discover Goodwill of Southern and Western Colorado

Discover Goodwill works with individuals with disabilities to help increase and maintain their independence. We have various programs to help individuals that rage from day programs to helping individuals find jobs within the community.

Contact Name
James Daugherty or Jaimy Criswell
Address
1460 Garden of the Gods Rd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80907
County
El Paso
Telephone
(719) 635-4483
Email
jcriswell@discovermygoodwill.org
Website
discovermygoodwill.org/
Other Notes
We accept Medicaid

Easter Seals Colorado

In 1926, a group of 12 volunteers, including community leaders and physicians convened to discuss the issues facing children with disabilities and to recruit local authorities to initiate legislation and programs to support people with disabilities.
From that movement, Easter Seals Colorado was established with the sole purpose of providing medical, recreational and employment services for people of all ages with all types of disabilities.
Today, the mission of Easter Seals Colorado reflects the forward thinking principles of its founders to partner with individuals and families to reduce the impact of disability or health challenges and to enhance their quality of life.
Easter Seals Colorado serves over 7,000 people with disabilities across out state and touches an additional 48,734 people through education and outreach. We provide 9 services lines: Warm Water Therapy Pool, Explorers & Wings Adult Day Programs, Employment Services, Rehabilitation Services and Stroke Day Program, Discovery Club Respite Program, Rocky Mountain Village, Community Transit Services and Post-Polio Support Groups.

Contact Name
Roman Krafczyk
Address
5755 W. Alameda Avenue
Lakewood, CO 80226
County
Jefferson
Telephone
(303)233-1666
Email
romank@eastersealscolorado.org
Website
eastersealscolorado.org
Other Notes
We accept Medicaid
Sliding Scale

Employment Services of Weld County

Mailing Address: P.O. Box.1805 Greely CO.80632

Contact Name
Laurie Speck
Address
1551 N. 17th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80631
County
Weld
Telephone
970-353-3800 x 3406
970-356-3975
Email
lspeck@co.weld.co.us
Website
eswc.org

ETA Coaching

ETA coaching provides life coaching for those that suffer from mild to moderate TBI. I offer adult groups and individual coaching to help client on focus and attention, understand how to work with cognitive issues, strength based strategies, organization, social skills, self esteem, self care, job support. So much more.

Contact Name
Tracy Weegmann
Address
190 E 9th Ave #554
Denver, CO 80203
County
Adams
Telephone
720-876-1533
Email
tracy@etacoaching.com
Website
etacoaching.com

Florida Institute for Neurological Rehabilitation

The Florida Institute for Neurologic Rehabilitation, Inc. (FINR) has developed a comprehensive brain injury rehabilitation continuum of care offering specialized inpatient evaluation and treatment for both children and adults. Through a pre-admission evaluation and medical records review, FINR develops individualized treatment programs. As a leader in traumatic brain injury rehabilitation (TBI), neurorehabilitation, and neuropsychiatric disorders, our continuum of care delivers clinically relevant and cost effective services with unparalleled continuity of care. The distinct programs in our continuum are designed for individuals with a wide range of complex medical, neurorehabilitation, neurobehavioral, and neuropsychiatric care needs.

Contact Name
Alan Tager
Address
PO Box 1348
Wauchula, FL 33873
Telephone
800-697-5390
Website
finr.net/
Other Notes
We accept Medicaid

Goodwill Industries of Denver

Goodwill Industries of Denver works with both teens and adults to help them get the education and training they need to obtain and sustain meaningful employment and improve their lives. This is accomplished through four program areas: -Job training programs within community high schools -Job skills training and placement for adults in Arapahoe and Fort Morgan Counties -Work options for the disabled at Goodwill corporate offices -Retail employment and recycling programs in the metro area

Address
6850 Federal Blvd.
Denver, CO 80221
County
Denver
Telephone
303.650.7700
Website
goodwilldenver.org

Grand Junction Center for Independence

Center for Independence works to promote community solutions and to empower individuals with disabilities to live independently. Our programs are free and open to anyone with a disability. Please call for appointment.

Contact Name
Linda V Taylor
Address
740 Guunison Ave.
Grand Junction, CO 81501
County
Mesa
Telephone
970-241-0315
Email
info@cfigj.org
Website
cfigj.org

Horizons Specialized Services

Horizons works in partnership with families and communities to expand opportunities for individuals with, or at risk of, developmental disabilities. Horizons Specialized Services (Horizons) was created in 1975 to provide services to persons with developmental disabilities in the five counties of northwest Colorado: Grand, Jackson, Moffat, Rio Blanco and Routt.

Contact Name
Roxane Miller-Freutel
Address
P.O. Box 774867
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477
County
Routt
Telephone
970-879-0412
Website
horizonsnwc.org/

Independent Living Experience

Independent Living Experience (ILE) is a customized support service for adults with disabilities. Focusing on the areas of Employment, Independent Living, and Social Skills, ILE services are 100% community-based and individualized to each client. At ILE, we understand the importance of providing quality supports that both our clients and their families deserve. It is with our innovative, community-based service model that we are able to focus on the client’s needs and their desire for independence.

Contact Name
Leslie Polvado
Address
1391 Speer Blvd
Suite 400
Denver, CO 80204
County
Denver
Telephone
855-664-9333
Email
info@independentlivingexperience.com
Website
https://independentlivingexperience.com/

JAN – Job Accommodation Network

The Job Accommodation Network (JAN) is the leading source of free, expert, and confidential guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. Working toward practical solutions that benefit both employer and employee, JAN helps people with disabilities enhance their employability, and shows employers how to capitalize on the value and talent that people with disabilities add to the workplace.
JAN’s trusted consultants offer one-on-one guidance on workplace accommodations, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and related legislation, and self-employment and entrepreneurship options for people with disabilities. Assistance is available both over the phone and online. Those who can benefit from JAN’s services include private employers of all sizes, government agencies, employee representatives, and service providers, as well as people with disabilities and their families.

Telephone
(800)526-7234
Email
jan@askjan.org
Website
askjan.org/

Jaqua Counseling & Consulting, LLC

Jaqua Counseling and Consulting, LLC, is a professional practice that serves clients seeking career counseling, vocational evaluation, life skills training/job coaching, and personal adjustment counseling as well as customers who require excellence in vocational and rehabilitation. services.

Contact Name
Cynthia Kizer-Jaqua
Address
P O Box 1314 Parker, CO 80134
6860 S. Yosemite Court, #2000
Centennial, CO 80134
County
Douglas
Telephone
(303)840-3044
(720)849-8611
Email
ckjaqua@comcast.net

Jewish Family Service

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) is one of the leading human service organizations in Denver. We believe in strengthening the Denver community by providing vital social services to people in need.

JFS serves people of all faiths, ages, incomes, races, and abilities in metro Denver and boulder. JFS helps seniors live independently at home, provides quality mental health counseling, offers training and job placement to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities and other people with barriers to employment, and provides food and financial aid to people in crisis.

Address
3201 South Tamarac Drive
Denver, CO 80231
County
Denver
Telephone
303-597-5000
Website
jewishfamilyservice.org

Lehman Disability Planning

I help families plan for the present and future needs of their child with disabilities.

I also help families remember planning is about the entire family, not just one family member. Every person in your family has present and future needs and all deserve consideration in planning.

I offer coaching and consulting services, from review and advice on accessible services for quality of life now and for the future, to helping you define your long-term vision and, of equal importance, to supporting you in completing instructions for clarity in your absence.

Because three domains impact your family’s journey, Disability Benefits, Financial Management and Planning and Legal documentation to ensure protection of your assets and your children, I work with financial advisors and specializing attorneys. If you only have one of these territories covered or they are not coordinated, you do not have a fully considered life care plan for your child.

Quality of life planning and funding encompasses many areas of concern for your children including independence, financial well-being, social and recreational opportunities, housing, education and employment.

Because families are often continually overwhelmed by the responsibilities of the present moment, developing a comprehensive future plan habitually is relegated to a perpetual "to do" list.

I will assemble your team to move your family’s planning from your “to do” list to “DONE!”

Because of my own experience with a medically fragile and developmentally disabled child, I became a statewide leader for change. Working within the Colorado early intervention system, private and public health insurance industries, and disability initiatives and medical practices, I successfully:
- Spearheaded 14 CO statutes to improve the quality of life for people with disabilities and their families,
- Served as Executive Director for the Autism Society of CO
- Chaired the CO Autism Commission and the CO Division of Insurance Consumer Council

Now I share the wisdom I gained on my journey with parents and guardians of children with special needs who are also determined to build a brighter future for their loved ones.

Contact Name
Betty Lehman
County
Denver
Telephone
303.753.6855
Email
betty@lehmandp.com
Website
lehmandp.com/

Lifelong, Inc.

Specialty: Clients with intellectual, developmental, and learning disabilities including brain injuries, slower learners, and those on the autism spectrum. Services: Psychological evaluations, mental health therapy, life skills training, adaptive functioning assessments, therapeutic supervised visitation, parent coaching, college student support, specialized mentoring, adventure based therapy, play based therapy, money management, interview training, resume building, healthy relationships training and case management

Address
1175 Osage Street
Suite 205
Denver, CO 80204
County
Denver
Telephone
(720) 582-3086
Email
lindsey@lifelonginc.com
Website
lifelonginc.com
Other Notes
We accept Medicaid
Sliding Scale

Mazone & Associates

Franny Mazone, RN, medical case manager and life care planner has a thorough understanding of the issues facing those with brain injury and their families. She offers a thorough understanding of the issues facing those with brain injury and their families. She is dedicated and knowledgeable regarding resources and is able to assist with treatment planning, full case management, case review and education. She serves as an expert witness in forensic cases. Insurance adjusters, providers, attorneys, patients and families describe Ms. Mazone as professional, caring, and offering the highest quality service.

• Employment evaluations, vocational consulting
• Vocational testing/assessment
• Return to work services, plan development, job search preparation, job coaching
• Job analysis, ergonomic evaluations
• Expert witness evaluation/testimony services
• Rehabilitation case management – acute, long term disability, and permanent disability

Contact Name
Franny Mazone, RN
Address
13105 West 31st Avenue
Golden, CO 80401
County
Jefferson
Telephone
(303)215-0726
Email
fmazone@comcast.net
Website
www.fmazone.com/

Montrose Center for Independence

Center for Independence works to promote community solutions and to empower individuals with disabilities to live independently. Peer relationships (people with disabilities assisting others with disabilities) are the basis of what we do at CFI. People work with each other by being mentors, role models and advocates.

Additional Locations:
Grand Junctions
Glenwood Springs

Address
245 S. Cascade, Suite B
Montrose, CO 81401
County
Montrose
Telephone
970-822-7010
Website
cfigj.org/

Rehab Resources HCS,LLC

I am a vocational rehabilitation counselor/insurance case manager that has been practicing for close to 40 years. I also successfully tested with Social Security to be able to represent claimants in Social Security applications and appeals. I also work with several school systems to coordinate services for students, working with parents, school staff and insurance providers. I also do expert witness work in third party litigation. I am also a certified brain injury specialist. Earlier this year I presented to the Brain Injury Association of New Jersey on the topic of the Social Security Disability application and appeals process

Contact Name
Janine Holloman
Address
5281 Mountain Peak Point
Colorado Springs, CO 80917
County
El Paso
Telephone
(616) 690-3134
Email
janineholloman@gmail.com
Other Notes
Sliding Scale

School to Work Alliance Program

The SWAP program is designed to provide employment related assistance to youth and young adults with disabilities, who are experiencing mild to moderate barriers to employment. Disabilities can take the form of physical, emotional, or learning disabilities. SWAP provides assistance that not only produces a desirable employment outcome (such as a career-path job), but also teaches appropriate job seeking and job retention skills that can be utilized throughout a lifetime. Contact the SWAP in your local school district, they are available across the state.

Contact Name
Becky McDermott
Address
500 Airport Blvd.
Aurora , CO 80011
County
Arapahoe
Telephone
(303)344-4910
Email
rsmcdermott@aps.k12.co.us

Transforming Techniques, Inc.

As an approved provider with the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, TTI counsels referred clients helping them avoid many of the common brain injury employment mistakes, identify practical accommodations, and prepare for long-term vocational success.

Contact Name
Mark Condon
Address
8525 E Hampden Ave #1403
Denver, CO 80231
County
Denver
Telephone
303-751-5177
Website
tti4tbi.org
Other Notes
Sliding Scale

Veterans’ Employment Services

Our mission is to provide Veterans and transitioning service members with the resources and services to succeed in the 21st Century workforce by meeting labor-market demands with qualified Veterans.

Contact Name
Kathy Ford
Address
Local Veterans Employment Representative
3401 Quebec ST
Denver, CO 80207
County
Denver
Telephone
720-865-0058
Email
kathy.ford@ci.denver.co.us
Website
colorado.gov/cs/satellite/cdle-employtrain/cdle/1248095317855

Volunteers of America Colorado – Veterans Back Home Program

The Back Home Program is operated by Volunteers of America Colorado through the Veteran Administration's Support Services For Veterans Families Grant. The program provides financial assistance for low-income veterran families who are homeless or at-risk of being homeless. Program participants also receive transportation assistance and employment/education services. We have and currently assist participants suffering from Traumatic Brain Injuries(TBI). We currently have offices in Denver, Pueblo, Alamosa, Durango, Grand Junction, Eagle, Greeley, Fort Collins, and a mobile team. We serve every county in the state excluding El Paso County.

Contact Name
Brenton Hutson
Address
1247 Santa Fe Drive
Denver, CO 80204
Telephone
(303)297-0408
Email
bhutson@voacolorado.org
Website
voacolorado.org

We Connect Now

Our Mission – We Connect Now is dedicated to uniting people interested in rights and issues affecting people with disabilities, with particular emphasis on college students and access to higher education and employment issues.

One of the goals of this site is to help college students with disabilities to succeed in their studies by getting the information and support they need, both through resources, links, blogs latest news, studying existing laws and regulation and through personal contacts. Through this website people can also share and read other people’s stories as a source of support and comfort. We also want people using our webpage to take action by writing blogs, hosting an event or becoming involved in politics by knowing about upcoming legislation. Also, every month our webpage will focus on a particular disability or condition to bring our visitors more information and support related to our focus of the month. Through our jobs section, we also hope to help empower people with disabilities find employment through job posting and job searching tips, and if people have any questions we encourage them to contact us. The goal of this site is that people leave it having gained knowledge, a support system and having taken action.

Email
weconnectnow2008@gmail.com
Website
weconnectnow.wordpress.com/

William M. Hartwick & Associates

Vocational rehabilitation and Life Care Planning assessments, expert testimony regarding occupational disability wage loss, and future medical and therapeutic costs analysis.

Contact Name
William Hartwick
Address
PO Box 1537
Parker, CO 80134
County
Douglas
Telephone
(303)921-0322
Email
billhartwick@comcast.net
Website
williamhartwick.com/