The Coalition service providers represent a wide range of public and private agencies. Each offer a special area of expertise and resources to help people with disabilities to become employed.

Options Unlimited

Phone: (502) 955-7271

We are the founding member of the Coalition for Workforce Diversity and the lead partner for UPS and the Best Buy Distribution Center. Options Unlimited is committed to assisting people with disabilities in finding jobs in their communities. We work closely with the individual and the employer to ensure a good match to the person's abilities and the employer's jobs. We are a founding member of the Coalition for Workforce Diversity. For more information, please contact Willie Byrd at williebyrd@gmail.com

Center for Accessible Living

Phone: 1-888-813-8497

CAL is a disability rights and resource center for people with disabilities, governed by people with disabilities. Services are offered to individuals with all types of disabilities on a peer based, grass roots model. Our experienced staff provides information, advocacy and services that create opportunities for people with disabilities to live as independently as possible. The Center leads the Humana club; a workshop to assist people in becoming employed at Humana.

New Hope Services, Inc.

Phone: 812-288-8248

The Employment Services program assists individuals with disabilities to determine work goals through tools designed to discover strengths, interests and abilities. The program is open to anyone regardless of past work experience who is referred through the State Office of Vocational Rehabilitation. Together, an interdisciplinary team led by the consumer, examines what will "work" for the individual to increase independence in an integrated work setting. The Employment Specialist will provide training in job seeking skills as well as aid in the appropriate placement, on the job training and job coaching based on level of needed intervention. Staff work in cooperation with the individual worksites with any needed accommodations.

Jefferson County Public Schools Exceptional Child Education

Phone: (502) 485-8500

Exceptional Child Education (ECE) programs are designed to meet the needs of the student whose approach to learning is different from that of his/her peers. The school District is committed to providing a high-quality education for the student with disabilities. A variety of programs, techniques, methods, and materials are available and utilized for individualized instruction. Exceptional Child Education programs are provided to students with disabilities in Comprehensive and special education programs facilities/agencies. Individual Education Program (IEP) goals for the ECE student are directed toward addressing academic as well as social/emotional needs. Transition needs are also considered and addressed through the IEP goals (e.g., change in academic program, progressing from one level to another, career development skills).

Rauch Inc.

Phone: (812) 945-4063

To support people with disabilities and their families while encouraging a community that acknowledges the value and contribution of all people. Rauch, Inc.'s Employment Services programming provides placement services to clients with disabilities and other life challenges.

Southwest Center

Phone: 502-935-1848

Southwest Center is located in PRP region of Louisville and truly believes in our mission: The mission of the Southwest Center is to provide a structured and supportive environment combined with enriching work opportunities that foster growth and independence for adults with disabilities. Supported Employment has been essential aspect of Southwest Center services for our participants/consumers. Finding employment in the community for qualified candidates we have achieved much success mentoring and developing relationships with employers. We are here to serve consumers with all backwards and/or disabilities through the pay sources of Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (CRP & Supported Employment), Medicaid Waiver (Michelle P. & SCL).

Work Matters: A Seven Counties Program

Phone: (502) 459-5292

Work Matter’s employment services represent a commitment to both local employers and underemployed citizens. Work Matters is a Seven counties Services program. Our program design offers individually tailored services to meet current and ongoing situational needs of both parties. Work Matter’s mission is one of increasing self-sufficiency, advancing equal opportunity and empowering business with alternative manpower solutions. Work Matter’s credentials include partnership with the University of Kentucky, Certified Employment Specialists, Nationally Certified Employment Support Professionals and Benefits Information Network Certified staff. We are e member of the Better Business Bureau, Association for Persons in Supported Employment and the Louisville chamber of Commerce. Seven Counties is accredited by the Joint Commission, Office of Vocational Rehabilitation, Alliance of Information and Referral Systems, Kentucky Cabinet for Health Services and Center for Medicaid Services.

Down Syndrome of Louisville

Harbor House of Louisville

Phone: 502-719-0072

Career Solutions

Phone: (502) 495-5088

The mission of Career Solutions is to enhance employers' productivity, capital, and diversity by facilitating the placement of skilled individuals in invaluable occupations. Our focus is always on how best to support individuals with Down syndrome in their working careers and on how to support their dynamic employers.

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, Inc.

Phone: (502) 272-1700

Goodwill Industries of Kentucky, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Louisville, KY, helps people with disabilities or other disadvantages achieve and maintain employment to gain a better quality of life. Our stores employ people who have difficulty finding or maintaining a job in a traditional work environment and provide hands-on opportunities to learn customer service, cashiering, processing, and time management skills. In addition, Goodwill stores generate revenue to support other programs that assist job seekers, including but not limited to people with disabilities, who are transitioning from public assistance, are leaving the justice system, or have limited education or work history.

LifeSpring Health Systems

Phone: 812-280-2080

Founded in 1964, LifeSpring provides a comprehensive array of mental health services: education, prevention, information, assessment, intervention, and treatment. LifeSpring serves residents of Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Scott, and Washington counties in Indiana. Our services range from detoxification, to primary care, residential programming, outpatient treatment, medication, and group therapy. Supported Employment Services at LifeSpring provides people with vocational opportunities to learn skills that will assist them in their search for employment. Our goal is to help people obtain competitive employment in the community based on an employment plan designed specifically for the individual. Staff work with each client providing the necessary support for individuals to accomplish their employment goals and objectives. Additionally, LifeSpring links area employers to qualified applicants. We pre-screen client skills and abilities, and match them to meet your company’s needs. This investment reduces your recruitment efforts and training costs. Our staff are committed to working closely with your business to ensure a positive and professional relationship. All of this at no cost to you. We currently serve Clark, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Scott and Washington Counties.

KCC Blind Services

Phone: 502-429-4460 x226

Our mission at the Office for the Blind is to "provide opportunities for employment and independence to individuals with visual disabilities". We serve Kentuckians who are visually impaired or blind and assist individuals to obtain and maintain employment, economic self-sufficiency and independence with complete integration into society. Our goal is to provide a myriad of resources and quality services which are geared to enhance the lives of Kentuckians with disabilities.

Seven Counties Services

Phone: 502-589-8615

Compassion, Inspiration, Success, Resilience, Motivation and Courage. These are not just words to Seven Counties. These words describe our clients as they struggle every day in dealing with life’s most complex challenges. We bring out the potential in our clients, in the challenges we face, and in each other. We help our clients accomplish countless successes through innovative evidence based practices so that we provide them their best opportunity to flourish. SCS is a 501c3, nonprofit that provides regional behavioral health and developmental services in Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer, and Trimble Counties. We are one of the most successful providers of behavioral healthcare services in the country. We continually strive to employ best practices to tackle the most complex individual and family problems in our community. We operate under three distinct operational divisions; Child & Family and Adult Behavioral Health, Substance Abuse & Prevention, and Developmental & Intellectual Services.

Dreams With Wings

Phone: (502) 238-3400

Dreams With Wings’ Supported Employment Program is designed to promote personalized employment opportunities for people with disabilities when they need support to: discover personal interests and contributions, find or negotiate a job that fits things they like to do and do well, become established as valued employees, and pursue job advancements.

Creative Spirits Counseling Center

Phone: 502-254-9555

We are dedicated, caring, and insightful people who form a company that provides hope and healing for individuals coping from the effects of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness as well as those attempting to navigate the challenges of Marriage & Family Life. Our mission is to transform broken lives into Creative Spirits. With our mission as the driving force behind all that we do, we strive to enhance the lives of all individuals -- including the clients & organizations we serve, our employees, and our communities -- by helping them reach their full purpose, discover their best selves through mental health, spiritual wellness, and self-discovery. Visit our website at www.creativespiritsonline.com for information about our excellent programs & services. We specialize in Mental Health Counseling, Marriage & Family Therapy, Domestic Violence Offender Treatment Services, DUI Program, Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Community Rehabilitation Services, Public Speaking, Workshops/Seminars & Event