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We Are HOPE Receives Grant to Job Development Program

The Women’s Fund of Door County has given a grant to We Are HOPE, Inc. to support a new initiative within their Job Development Program. The program helps individuals with disabilities who have barriers in finding employment by identifying strengths and needed accommodations, preparing individuals for placement, and determining what available jobs will best match the goals of both the employer and the individual looking for work. Once placed, We Are HOPE, Inc. staff follow up, assisting both the employee and the employer to make sure that the needs of both are being met.

Job Center Manager Kim Carley says, “Our goal is for people with disabilities to become part of an ‘employment team’ that will help them on their journey to employment and financial independence.”

The grant will enable the We Are HOPE, Inc. program to expand services to disabled employees. The initiative will provide follow-up support to help with job retention, and advocacy for job advancement to promote successful long-term employment. For more information visit womensfunddoorcounty.org or wearehopeinc.org.