Independence. Accomplishment. Employment.
We partner with clients who have experienced challenges finding or keeping a job due to symptoms of a mental illness. Our goal is to help clients find and keep a job in the community that aligns with their interests, skills, abilities, and experiences. Employment builds a sense of accomplishment, hope, and self-respect. Working removes people from isolation and builds connections with others, helping create new friendships and supports. And don’t forget the paycheck!
What is the first question you ask someone, the first time you meet?
“Where do you work?”
“What do you do?”
People living with symptoms related to mental illness want to work. For many, employment can be a key step toward recovery. Researchers have found most people living with mental illness who work experience improved self-esteem, better control of psychiatric symptoms, reduced financial stress, and fewer hospitalizations (Bond et al., 2001).
Employment brings meaning and purpose to life!
Employers! Are you looking for applicants?
In this competitive hiring environment, many local employers are having a hard time filling positions critical to their success. Share your opportunities with us. Let us know what it takes to succeed at your company. Individuals engaged in our programs could be your perfect applicant.
SSSE is identical to our Supported Employment Program in terms of services provided and program goals. However, SSSE is a pilot program designed to provide supportive employment services to individual who might otherwise fall through the cracks. SSSE is a partnership with the City of Everett’s Safe Streets Program, and prioritizes referrals from certain community partners
Thank you for working with me and helping me find my job. I love my job! My anxiety and depression symptoms have gone way down. I’ve made friends at work. I want to work here for a long time!
Being at work is a great new beginning getting back into life, new skills, and adult stimulation.
Work is a good place to grow and heal.