Reflecting the importance of work and the growing number of Bridge clients who want to achieve employment, The Bridge offers a full continuum of vocational services, including job training, work experience for pay, competitive job placement and post-placement support services. An important part of the vocational continuum are our Career Clubs, groups that provide an opportunity for those interested in work to benefit from the experience of those already working.
The Bridge Vocational Services places qualified workers with employers. Job candidates who come through our Vocational Services are extremely loyal and are always pre-screened to make sure they will be a good fit for the organization looking to hire and its unique work environment. One interview is all it takes to see their merits! Download our Vocational Services Brochure
Ticket To Work Program
The Social Security Administration has now officially deemed The Bridge an Employment Network for the Ticket to Work Program. The Ticket to Work Program (TTW) is an employment program for people with mental illness and disabilities who are interested in going to work.
As members of TTW, clients will have support not only in their job search process, but once they are employed and especially in navigating their Social Security benefits. As an EN, we are now hoping to be able to increase our funding resources, which in turn will mean that we can offer greater vocational services to our clients.
The goal of the Ticket to Work Program is to increase opportunities and choices for Social Security disability beneficiaries to obtain employment, vocational rehabilitation (VR), and other support services from public and private providers, employers, and other organizations. The program is flexible and individualized so that different individuals can benefit from it in different ways.