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Programs that provide employment opportunities for people who are searching for jobs; assist people who are able and willing to work by helping them prepare for, find, secure and retain suitable employment; provide work site evaluation and/or modification support; and/or seek to develop employment opportunities in various fields for people who need a position. (AIRS ND)

Service Legend
Local Service
Statewide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth, or service at a satellite office.
Nationwide Service: Provides online resources, telehealth or services at a regional/national headquarters location.
55 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-235-6059
Organization Name: Family Resources Community Action
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Address:
55 Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
Phone: 401-235-6059
Eligibility:

14-24

The Woonsocket YouthWORKS411 primarily serves youth in the Northern Rhode Island area but can serve all Rhode Island youth except those residents of Cranston and Providence.

Services Provided:

Intake and Assessment
- Application for service
- Vocational interest inventory
- Academic assessment


Job Skills
- Resume writing
- Applications
- Mock Interviews

Academic Services
- Pre-GED
- Remediation
- GED

Contextual Learning
- How academic skills apply to the world of work

Follow-up Services
- Tracking for status once services are complete

Summer Jobs Program

Leadership Development
-How adults conduct themselves in their daily lives
-Independent Living Skills

Job Readiness and Work Experience

Provider Profiles:

Woonsocket YouthWORKS411 is operated by the Employment & Training Division of Family Resources Community Action and funded through the Greater Rhode Island Workforce Partnership and the Department of Labor & Training.

Mailing Address: 

Woonsocket YouthWORKS411

C/O Family Resources Community Action

245 Main Street

Woonsocket, RI 02895

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 7/8/2021
Statewide Provider
57 Howard Avenue, Louis Pasteur Building
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 855-697-4347
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: State of Rhode Island Department of Human Services
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Address:
57 Howard Avenue, Louis Pasteur Building
Cranston, RI 02920
Phone: 855-697-4347
Toll Free Phone: 855-697-4347
Services Provided:

RI Department of Human Services oversees a number of programs to help individual and families in Rhode Island. A complete comprehensive list is on their website.

Childcare

Includes Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) and Head Start link

Supplemental Nutrition Program SNAP

Medicaid and Medicare Programs

Includes Katie Beckett Katie Beckett is an eligibility category in Medicaid that allows certain children under age 19 who have long-term disabilities or complex medical needs to become eligible for Medicaid coverage.

The Sherlock Plan

Medicaid for Working People with Disabilities Program is a type of Medicaid eligibility for working adults with disabilities.

Medicare Premium Program

SSI State Supplemental Payment

Long Term Services and Supports

Includes Medicaid Long Term Care Supported Services (LTSS) and Enhanced Assisted Living Program for elderly and adults with disabilities.

RI Works Program

RI Works is a financial and employment assistance program for parents and families with little to no income who have children high school age or younger.

General Public Assistance Programs

Includes Bridge Fund, Hardship Program and Funeral/Burial Assistance 

Refugee Assistance Programs

Energy Assistance Programs

 

Provider Profiles:

DHS' programs and services, including those offered by our four divisions, collectively serve more than 300,000 families, adults, children, older Rhode Islanders, individuals with disabilities and veterans each year. Each have their own eligibility requirements and our staff are happy to assist those who need us through the application process and any other needs. 

Office locations

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/13/2022
Statewide Provider
600 Mount Pleasant
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-456-8092
Statewide Provider
Organization Name: Paul V. Sherlock Center
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Address:
600 Mount Pleasant
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-456-8092
TDD: 800-745-5555
Languages Spoken: 711 or (866) 355-9241 Spanish language relay
Services Provided:

Do you know you can work while receiving SSI/SSDI disability benefits?Yes, it is true! If you receive disability benefits and want to work, program rules known as “work incentives” make it possible. You can learn about work incentives from various publications published by the Social Security Administration (SSA), by attending a public information session, and/or by connecting with a Certified Work Incentives Benefits Specialist. To learn more visit the Work Incentive Information webpage [w3.ric.edu] of the Paul V. Sherlock Center on Disabilities, RI College.

Source: Rhode Island Dept of Health, Office of Special Needs
Last Updated: 4/22/2022
Nationwide Provider
100 West 10th Street, Suite 615
Wilmington, DE 19801
Nationwide Provider
Address:
100 West 10th Street, Suite 615
Wilmington, DE 19801
Email: contact.usa@specialisterne.com
Eligibility: Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and employers interested in recruiting individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder.
Services Provided:

Specialisterne is a worldwide organization that helps connect individuals with neurodivergence, especially Autism Spectrum Disorder, with employment opportunities.

Individuals can see job openings or apply for future notification.

Companies and schools can get more information about participating in Specilisterne's programs or getting training opportunities for their organization.

Source: MHP-Nationwide
Last Updated: 9/14/2020