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Employment & Community Options

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General Agency Information
Name:Employment & Community Options
Address:340 Soquel Ave. Ste. 214
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
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Primary Phone:831-464-6796
Fax Number:831-464-6799
Description:We are a non-profit organization that educates and empowers low-income adults with intellectual disabilities with the skills and knowledge necessary to achieve their personal goals and optimum potential in life.

ELIGIBILITY: Employment & Community Options has a non-exclusionary policy, all are welcome. Annually, we serve as many as 1,600 individuals who contend with obstacles including but not limited to: Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Dual Diagnoses, Hearing Impairments, Learning Disabilities, Mental Retardation and Severe Behavioral Disorders. We also serve impoverished seniors who must return to work because they cannot afford to remain retired and live in the community. Referral from San Andreas Regional Center or relevant state funding agencies.

Mission:Employment & Community Options seeks to create and support opportunities for adults with disabilities and disadvantaged seniors in making choice to live, work, and enjoy life in their community with dignity and respect.
Programs:Life and Job Skills Taught:
Banking, Budgeting and Money Management
Computer and Writing Skills
Resumes and Job Interviews
Nutrition, Cooking, Meal Planning and Exercise
Personal Responsibility, Punctuality, Taking Direction and Social Skills

Supported Employment: Job development, training and placement
Integrated Employment: Supervised Day Services
Independent Living Services
Microenterprise: Self-employment for people with disabilities
Autism: Support and Learning for individuals with autism.
Supporting People with Aging Needs
Languages other than English:Can Arrange for Others
Accommodations for Disabled:Call for Information
Public Transportation:Call for information
Eligibility:Developmentally Disabled
See Description Notes
Fees:Call for Information
Areas Served:Santa Cruz County
Funding Source:State Government
Subject Headings
Cerebral Palsy
Developmental Disabilities
Down Syndrome
Hearing Impairments
Independent Living Skills Instruction
Job Search/Placement
Learning Disabilities
Older Adults
Volunteer Recruitment/Placement
This record last modified September 21, 2015

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