Community Information Database
Employment & Community Options
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Employment & Community Options|
|Address:||340 Soquel Ave. Ste. 214|
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
|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|
See Description Notes
|Fees:||Call for Information|
|Areas Served:||Santa Cruz County|
|Funding Source:||State Government|
Independent Living Skills Instruction
|This record last modified September 21, 2015|