SOUTHEAST FACT SHEET ABOUT SERVICES TENNESSEE PROVIDED BY THE AGENCIES THAT COMPRISE PLACEMENT THE SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE PLACEMENT CONSORTIUM. CONSORTIUM The A.I.M. (Achievement, Independence, & Motivation) Center is a non-profit AIM CENTER organization providing psychosocial rehabilitation services to adults, 16 years and older, 1930 McCallie Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37404 diagnosed with a mental illness. Located at the corner of McCallie Ave. and Orchard Knob Phone: 423-624-4800 Ave., the "clubhouse" uses a work oriented program. "Members" participate in the work- order day, side by side with staff, to carry out the daily operational requirements of the CADAS clubhouse. AIM Center also offers supported employment, education, and housing 207 Spears Avenue Post Office Box 4797 services. Contacts: Connie Plavich, Admissions, 624-4800 ext. 113: Rob Lawrence, Chattanooga, TN 37405 Supported Employment, 624-4800 ext 112; Jodi Bensley, Program Director, 624-4800 ext Phone: 423-756-7644 137. Email address: Robert@aimcenterinc.org. CARING, INC. 300 Ridley Drive Jasper, TN 37347 CADAS -- Chattanooga Area Drug & Alcohol Services – delivers the highest quality Phone: 423-942-1800 treatment, prevention and educational services to the chemically dependent, their families and the community at large. CADAS operates a pre-adolescent/adolescent treatment unit, CHATTANOOGA AREA adult in-patient treatment unit, transitional living unit, and out-patient clinic services. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE CADAS also provides related services such as vocational evaluations and job placement 1001 Market Street activities. For more information, please contact Jerri Farmer (ext. 131) or April Black (ext Chattanooga, TN 37402 115) at (423) 756-7644 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Phone: 423-756-2121 CORPORATE CONNECTIONS Caring, Inc., matches employer’s individual labor needs with job applicants with a wide 311 M. L. King Boulevard range of abilities and skills. Applicants range from high school seniors to seasoned skilled Chattanooga, TN 37403 workers, to graduates of college and technical school programs. Some of the services Phone: 423-634-6725 provided are: vocational evaluations, work adjustment training, community based on-the- GA DOL / VOC REHAB. job training, job development and placement services and school-to-work transition services 202 West Villanow Street for high school students. Caring, inc. Serves the Marion, Sequatchie, Bledsoe, Rhea & LaFayette, GA 30728 Grundy counties. For more information, please contact: Christine Hopkins, at (423) 942- Phone: 706-638-5536 1800. GOODWILL INDUSTRIES 3500 Dodds Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37407 Chattanooga Goodwill's Employment & Training Division offers mobile vocational Phone: 423-629-2501 evaluations, work adjustment training, job readiness training & job placement services. Work adjustment training can incorporate computer skills training, data entry training, IND. LIVING CENTER OF MIDDLE TN receptionist training, assembly work & custodial training. Job readiness consists of 20 visits 5708 Uptain Road in which participants will participate in a job club, learn how to read help wanted ads, 5800 Building, Suite 350 interviewing skills, resume skills and job retention. Also, assistance with developing job Chattanooga, TN 37411 leads, filling out applications, and developing appropriate transportation. Goodwill also Phone: 423-580-5669 offers its clients vouchers to purchase work clothing from one of our stores. If you have any ORANGE GROVE CENTER questions or need any assistance, please do not hesitate to contact Melody Adams at (423) 615 Derby Street 629-2501 ex: 246 or email email@example.com. Chattanooga, TN 37404 Phone: 423-629-1451 PRIORITY ONE Corporate Connections is a University of Tennessee marketing initiative grant funded by 1855 Executive Park the Tennessee Division of Rehabilitation Services to develop resources for business leaders Cleveland, TN 37312 that promote employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Corporate Connections Phone: 423-479-4170 provides businesses with education on issue such as disability awareness and job SIGNAL CENTERS accommodations. In addition, this service links employers and local community resources 109 N. Germantown Road to assist business in recruiting qualified candidates to fill employment needs. Successful Chattanooga, TN 37411 disability employment practices are highlighted through public relations and marketing Phone: 423-698-8528 activities to promote the benefits of employing people with disabilities to other business SISKIN HOSPITAL leaders across the state. For more information, please contact Carol Martin at (423) 634- One Siskin Plaza 6725 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Chattanooga, TN 37403 Phone: 423-634-1534 Georgia Department Of Labor/Vocational Rehabilitation Program: is a federal/state TN DIVISION OF REHABILITATION funded program providing services to help individuals with disabilities enter or return to SERVICES employment. It is designed to help individuals with physical and/or mental disabilities 311 M. L. King Boulevard compete successfully with others in earning a livelihood. Services are available for Georgia Chattanooga, TN 37403 residents, age 16 and older. For information, please contact the LaFayette Vocational Phone: 423-634-6700 Rehabilitation Office at 706-638-5536 or 1-800-233-2567. THE VITAL CENTER, INC. 1302 S. Willow Street Chattanooga, TN 37404 Independent Living Centers of Middle TN -- has received a grant funded by Social Phone: 423-624-0025 Security for the Benefits Planning, Assistance and Outreach (BPA&O) Project. This VOLUNTEER initiative is to educate and assist individuals with disabilities receiving SSI/SSDI, and those EMPLOYMENT SERVICES who support them, to anticipate and plan for changes that may occur in their state and TEAM (VEST) federal benefits as a result of employment. If a recipient wants to return to work but is afraid 420 Bell Avenue of what will happen to state and federal benefits, they should contact a Benefits Specialist to Chattanooga, TN 37405 Phone: 423-634-8884 receive information on the different "Work Incentives". The Benefits Specialist for this area is Mary Barrett, 423-580-5669, 423-892-9866 fax. (Page 1) FACT SHEET Page 2 SOUTHEAST TENNESSEE PLACEMENT Orange Grove Center provides services for those with Mental Retardation and Learning CONSORTIUM Disorders. Job Training opportunities available on-site in the areas of maintenance/janitorial, cafeteria, assembly/production, and heavy equipment including Fork Lift and Skid Loader Certification. Community enclave sites available for assessments/ training. Orange Grove staff also provides services in job readiness training, work-adjustment training, job placement, AIM CENTER 1930 McCallie Avenue supported employment and trail work experience. Transportation services are coordinated by the Chattanooga, TN 37404 Community Supports Department. For more information, please contact O'Dell Tiller or Tera Phone: 423-624-4800 Roberts 629-1451. Email addresses: OTILLER@EARTHLINK.NET or Tera78@hotmail.com. CADAS 207 Spears Avenue Priority One is a Division of Volunteer Behavioral Health Care Systems serving Bradley and Post Office Box 4797 Polk Counties. We provide supported employment services for individuals, age 18 and above. Chattanooga, TN 37405 Phone: 423-756-7644 Services include job development and placement, job counseling, and job coaching and assistance, where needed, with personal tasks such as hygiene, clothing purchases, etc. The CARING, INC. Agency maintains communication with the client and (with client's approval) with the employer 300 Ridley Drive and client's family. Agency personnel also assist (where needed) in the development of social Jasper, TN 37347 Phone: 423-942-1800 skills necessary to the workplace. For more information, Contact: Woody Pearson, Executive Park Drive NW Cleveland, TN 37312 or Phone: 423-479-4170 Fax: 423-479-0340. Email CHATTANOOGA AREA address: email@example.com. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE 1001 Market Street Signal Centers offers a variety of services for students preparing to enter the workforce. We Chattanooga, TN 37402 conduct classroom training in job search skills, as well as on-site training at several local Phone: 423-756-2121 businesses. The skills and interests of each are matched to specific jobs. We assist each student in CORPORATE making informed choices about their personal career path. Each student is assisted in creating a CONNECTIONS workable resume. Instruction in filling out applications and participating in interviews is also 311 M. L. King Boulevard covered. Our staff carries out personalized job development for each student when they are ready Chattanooga, TN 37403 Phone: 423-634-6725 to go to work. Students are assisted in job placement and training on the job they acquire. There are follow-along services for ninety days after the date of hire, during which each student has GA DOL / VOC REHAB. access to their consultant during all hours they are working. Contact Carolyn Boyd at 698-8528 202 West Villanow Street or email at Boyd@signal.Chattanooga.net. LaFayette, GA 30728 Phone: 706-638-5536 Siskin Hospital’s Vocational Services Department provides vocational evaluation services GOODWILL INDUSTRIES 3500 Dodds Avenue which are performed by Master Degree level Certified Rehabilitation Counselors (CRC). Chattanooga, TN 37407 Supported employment, job placement and trial work experience services are provided for Phone: 423-629-2501 people with disabilities who are ready to enter the workforce but require assistance from a certified vocational employment specialist. Finally, the Community Re-Entry Services (CRS) IND. LIVING CENTER OF MIDDLE TN program is a day-treatment program for individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury. In CRS, clients 5708 Uptain Road receive Pre-Vocational Behavioral Skills Training, Therapeutic Recreation Services, independent 5800 Building, Suite 350 livings skills and job readiness services that enable them to go or return to work. For more Chattanooga, TN 37411 information, contact Janice Cruden, Vocational Services Supervisor, at (423) 634-1534 or email Phone: 423-954-1800 at firstname.lastname@example.org. ORANGE GROVE CENTER 615 Derby Street Chattanooga, TN 37404 TN Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal/state-funded program providing Phone: 423-629-1451 services to help residents of Tennessee with disabilities enter or return to employment. It is designed to help individuals of work age with disabling physical and/or mental disabilities PRIORITY ONE compete successfully with others in earning a livelihood. Services are available for all residents 1855 Executive Park Cleveland, TN 37312 of the State of Tennessee. For more information, please contact Andy Bible at 634-6705 or Phone: 423-479-4170 email at Andy.Bible@state.tn.us. SIGNAL CENTERS 109 N. Germantown Road The Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, through the Tennessee department of Chattanooga, TN 37411 rehabilitation services, serve residents in Hamilton, Bradley, Polk, McMinn and Meigs counties. Phone: 423-698-8528 These services include help with educational training and accommodations to complete training SISKIN HOSPITAL and to enter into employment. If necessary we can do evaluations to determine the appropriate One Siskin Plaza accommodation and also, with additional criteria met and approvals, the purchase of these Chattanooga, TN 37403 accommodations. We also provide independent living services (adaptive living skills at home, Phone: 423-634-1534 orientation and mobility training to use local transportation sources), and medical treatment if TN DIVISION OF needed. For more information please contact Karen Buff at 423-634-6737. Email address: REHABILITATION Karen.Buff@state.tn.us. SERVICES 311 M. L. King Boulevard Chattanooga, TN 37403 Vital Center, Inc., is the region’s only comprehensive facility dedicated solely to meeting the Phone: 423-634-6700 rehabilitation needs of people who are experiencing vision loss. All members of the rehabilitation staff have completed an accredited masters program in a specialized field of vision THE VITAL CENTER, INC. 1302 S. Willow Street rehabilitation. Services provided by the Vital Center include: Daily living skills, communication Chattanooga, TN 37404 skills, adaptive computer training, Braille instruction, orientation and mobility training, job Phone: 423-624-0025 readiness, training and employment services, support group and evaluations and recommendations for appropriate accommodations. For more information, please contact: Julia VOLUNTEER EMPLOYMENT SERVICES Anderson at 624-0025. TEAM (VEST) 420 Bell Avenue Chattanooga, TN 37405 Volunteer Employment Services Team (VEST) through Joe Johnson Mental Health Center Phone: 423-634-8884 serves mental health clients who want to enter or re-enter the work force. Services provided include: supported employment, individual job development & placement, individualized job carving, extended follow-along services, and intense job coaching. For more information, please contact Lisa Loomis at 634-8884.