Kitty Zachery (502) 955-7271 | KittyZachery@CoalitionFWD.com

FOR SERVICE PROVIDERS

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

 

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).

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).

  
 

HARBOR HOUSE OF LOUISVILLE

Phone: 502-719-0072

Harbor House is certified as a Medicaid waiver program providing the Supports for Community Living (SCL) waiver. The SCL program provides an alternative to institutional care for individuals with mental or developmental disabilities by allowing them to choose to remain in or return to the larger community.

 

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.


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

Seven Counties is the provider of choice for mental and behavior health services in and around the Louisville Metro. Over 1,400 employees work in 25+ locations throughout Bullitt, Henry, Jefferson, Oldham, Shelby, Spencer and Trimble counties; making sure that the 34,000 people we serve annually have the best chance of living their best lives. At Seven Counties Services, diversity and inclusion are part of our DNA. Together, we continue to build an inclusive culture that encourages, supports, and celebrates the diverse voices of our employees. It fuels our innovation and connects us to our clients and the communities we serve. At Seven Counties Services, we give our staff the opportunity to do what they do best with continued training, effective mentoring, and competitive salaries and benefits.

WORK MATTERS: Seven Counties Services

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.

PATH FORWARD

Phone: (502) 451-2565

Path Forward is a nonprofit organization on a mission to empower people to restart their careers after time spent focused on caregiving. We fulfill this mission by working with companies to create and run mid-career internships — also known as “returnships” — that give women and men a jump start back to a professional career, while giving companies access to a diverse, untapped talent force. Since 2016, we’ve worked with more than 75 companies to create return to work programs, including Walmart, Netflix, Apple, SAP, NBCUniversal, Verizon, PayPal, Intuit, and others.  More than 80% of the participants in our programs have been hired by the companies where they completed their returnships.

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.


We are always interested in adding employers and agency partners and potential workers with disabilities to our team.