Employment Support Resources
Clubhouses serve over 15,000 people with mental health disabilities in Massachusetts. There are 35 clubhouses in the state; to find one near you, check out the site.
The MA Department of Mental Health’s Transitional Age Youth Initiative supports young persons in their transition to employment, positive youth and family relationships and housing. Check out the Resource Guide in particular; although created in 2016, there is still some good info in there.
Dress for Success promotes the economic independence of women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Employment Networks (EN) provide people who received SSI or SSDI with a variety of employment services. Here you will find profiles for local ENs so you can choose the one that best meets your needs.
Massachusetts One Stop Career Centers provide numerous employment and training services for job seekers, employers, and their workers. Their main mission is to connect job seekers with employers.
Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) is the state agency primarily providing employment support services for people in Massachusetts with disabilities. If you’re looking for help getting a job in your area or deciding what you’d like to do, check out the site and contact one of MRC’s local offices.
Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) offers mentoring and entrepreneurship programs to empower youth to reach their full potential.
Recovery Learning Communities (RLC) are member-operated centers that provide empowerment, peer support, information, referrals, advocacy, and training activities for people with mental health disabilities in Massachusetts. They are part of a new movement that is deemphasizing “symptom management” and instead are emphasizing recovery, resilience, empowerment, and wellness.
Speaking of Hope offers resource guides on a variety of topics young adults face, including employment.
Transitions RTC offers a series of tip sheets and briefs aimed at young adults seeking employment on subjects related to finding and keeping a job.
Voices4Hope is a place for teenagers and young adults with mental health conditions to find resources and stigma busting information that can help us lead happy and independent lives. Tip sheets and media!
Job Internships & Volunteering
Connect & Serve is a volunteer portal in Massachusetts where organizations can recruit volunteers who want to find fulfilling volunteer opportunities in their communities. Start building your experience now!
Emerging Leaders Summer Internship Program places college students with disabilities in summer internships at a wide variety of businesses nationwide. Availability is limited so apply now!
National Business & Disability Council’s Internship & Job Locator is a job database where you can search for different jobs and internships. See what they have to offer!
ODEP’s Workforce & Recruitment Program (WRP) provides federal and private jobs and internships to college students and recent graduates with disabilities. Find out more about this program and its participation requirements now!
Adjustment Support Resources
Job Accommodation Network (JAN) provides free, confidential, and expert guidance on workplace accommodations and disability employment issues. They also help people with disabilities enhance their employability. Check them out!