As a participant at the VOC, your attendance and participation is completely voluntary; you choose the way you want to use the services and support of the staff toward reaching your goals. There is not a membership fee or payment for work performed, but there is the genuine recognition for your good work (“well done”) and you will take steps toward reaching your recovery and vocational goals.
The Work-Order Day
The VOC is currently organized into three teams (Member, Culinary, Facilities) which provide meaningful and engaging work essential to running the center. You are invited to participate in any of the units, regardless of established education or employment goals.
Working is an invaluable component of mental health recovery. We work with you to search and apply for jobs that fit your interests, skills, and abilities; develop compelling resumes and cover letters; and coordinate and prepare for interviews. The VOC will assist you in locating community resources that address your employment needs. When employed, we provide ongoing support to keep the job and develop a career. One of our goals is to help you find competitive paying jobs.
The VOC will assists you in furthering your educational goals by helping you take advantage of adult education opportunities in the community. You can explore local GED programs, technical schools, colleges and universities. The VOC provides assistance with obtaining financial aid, completing admission applications, degree program selection, and class scheduling. Once enrolled as a student, you can receive support with homework and test preparation. If necessary, VOC staff will collaborate with school disability access counselors to arrange special accommodations.
The VOC community operates in a way to be sure we empower you. We recognize it is your life and we will support you identifying your strengths and putting them into practice through your work at the Center and beyond. We hope you find the VOC community to be supportive of your realizing success and achieving your goals. We invite you to take the steps you need to take to put your hope into action.