NATIONAL ALLIANCE ON MENTAL ILLNESS

                                                          Email:  namiorangeny@warwick.net
                                                      Website:  namiorangeny.org
                                                  Telephone:  845-956-NAMI (6264) 
                                                  Toll-free:   1-866-906-NAMI (6264)

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                                               FaceBook:  NAMI Orange Discussion Group

ADVOCACY

End Discrimination Towards the Mental Health Community & Our Workforce


Upcoming Events/Outreaches


See details
of upcoming NAMI
meetings by clicking links below:


Family-to-Family
free 12 week course

Call Dhanu 294-2749 to register now for
next course (since class size is limited)
Starts Tues., Sept. 5


 
NAMI Connection
a peer-led support group for adults living with a mental illness held
every Friday

6-7:30 p.m.


There are no education meetings in July and  August. Members and invited guests will receive email notices regarding annual picnic in July


June 28-July 1, 2017
2017 National
NAMI Convention


Wed., June 28
MHA Family & Friends Plus
Social Group

6:30-8:30 p.m.
Please RSVP


Thurs., July 6
7 p.m.
NAMI Family Support Group
(Goshen)

no fee
no registration


Thurs., July 20
MHA Family & Friends Together
Support Group

7 p.m.


2017 NAMIWalks NYS
Sat., Sept. 23
Jennings Landing,
Albany


 

Employment

Employment Resource Book
*This 217 page file is large (2.438 MB) and may take awhile to download

This resource book is designed for you if you have had mental health problems and you are now considering finding a job, you have already decided to find a job, or you already have a job in the general workforce. Finding a part-time or full-time job in the general workforce—a job not set aside for people with disabilities—is known as competitive employment. This resource book is designed to help you think about working and guide you before, during and/or after your competitive employment job search. It will also help you move your life in a meaningful direction.

The resource book is based on the principles and practices of effective employment services that help people seek work independently.This resource book does not recommend lengthy pre-work activities, because they have not been shown to help people find competitive employment.

Instead, this is an action-oriented book, meaning that it encourages you to make thoughtful choices and then consider taking steps toward finding and keeping a job that’s right for you.


Links Regarding Decision to Disclose a Disability (new)

We Can Work Campaign: The Employment Tool for People with Psychiatric Disabilities in new York State includes section on pros and cons of revealing disability at different times

The 411 on Disability Disclosure Workbook: National Collaborative on Workforce and Disability for Youth

10 Things to Know about Disabilities and Disclosure in the Workplace through Rochester Works!, September 5, 2012


2016 Red Book

A SUMMARY GUIDE TO EMPLOYMENT SUPPORTS FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES UNDER THE SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE (SSDI) AND SUPPLEMENTAL SECURITY INCOME (SSI) PROGRAMS



VESID program
(Vocational Rehabilitation).  ACCES-VR provides vocational counseling and rehabilitation services that result in successful employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities and their employers.

 


 

Independent Living Center could perhaps provide information relating to employment in Orange County.

   -Middletown  or  -Newburgh

 


 

NAMI-NYS Supported Employment Information
Scroll toward bottom of the page

 


Path to Work/Ticket to Work
Whether you are just considering working, ready to find a service provider to help you, are looking for a job, or already working and want to keep on the road to financial independence, explore the Path to Work to learn more at every part of your journey. Select the phase that best describes where you are on your journey at the top and then use the blue buttons to navigate to each article.

Phase 1:Ticket to Work discusses what you should know about when considering working while on benefits. It discusses the Ticket to Work program, dispels myths about working on benefits, and provides you the success stories of real people who used the program to inspire you.

Phase 2: Ready to Work helps you determine your own work goals then find a Ticket to Work service provider that can help you best.

Phase 3: Getting a Job takes you step by step through the process of getting ready to enter the workforce, finding and applying for jobs, and being prepared for interviews.

Phase 4: Managing Your Job provides information to keep you on the path to a better future once you are hired including starting your job the right way, managing money and understanding the impact of work on benefits.

 


New York Makes Work Pay

New York Makes Work Pay is a statewide initiative intended to dramatically improve the rate of employment among people with disabilities funded by the Center for Medicaid Services. The initiative's seven goals target sustainable, comprehensive policy and practice solutions to address the state's estimated 70% unemployment rate among working-age people with disabilities. It will positively impact individuals, employers, service providers, communities, funders and policy-makers by building skills, awareness, partnerships and resources to achieve improved and lasting workforce participation and self-sufficiency outcomes.

 


 


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