Happy New Year! Spring classes have started and we are gearing up for the next round of Family Mixers and Orientations.
Family Mixers are Workability's way of providing transition resources to the community. We have had an array of topics such as: Disclosure - Advantages and Disadvantages, Interview Strategies, Guardianship, ABLE Trusts, Disability 101 and Social Security Benefits, General Transition Information, and many more.
We have mixers throughout the year highlighting experts in the field to share their knowledge and provide one on one attention for advocates, parents, and professionals.
Our next Mixer will be hosted by Sahuarita High School and will cover transition services in the Green Valley area.
Drop-in Orientations allow folks that are interested in WorkAbility services to visit our space, take a tour, and get started on the application paperwork. There will be two days in March that anyone can come by, meet our staff and have a chat. We recommend that you bring your case manager (DDD and/or VR) and plan on spending about an hour in order to have all of your questions answered. These will be particularly important for young people that are planning to attend the Summer program, because those classes fill up quickly.
Call Hannah Woelke at 520-344-8241 to RSVP for one of the drop-in dates below.
Friday March 23 9am-1pm
Monday March 26 1pm-5pm
The Long Reality Cares Foundation awarded WorkAbility a grant to fund new computers and technology which will be used for assessments, online applications and research, resume building, and tech skills. We believe that technology is one of the many ways in which job seekers stay "connected" and gain access to jobs. This year Long Reality Cares Foundation has provided some funding toward new equipment and supplies for our new space that we will be moving into next year!
We are honored and pleased that Long Reality Cares Foundation has funded the WorkAbility program four years in a row and attribute our success to their support of our philosophy and vision.
Long Reality Cares Foundation is a non - profit organization, which offers "the promise of hope to those who need shelter, sustenance and comfort in Southern AZ communities in which we work and live."
Job Exploration Sites
Workability is always looking for more chances for our students to explore real-world employment options in the community. One way that we do this is by initiating partnerships with businesses and organizations that are willing to support the exploration of our job seekers. We are currently partnering with the Hermitage Cat Shelter, Live Theatre Workshop, The Community Food Bank, Desert Survivors, and others, to host regular visits by our students. These outings will allow job seekers to have hands-on experience in a number of different industries, which helps assure an informed employment search.
Awarded Long Reality Cares Foundation 2017