Carey Services recently received a grant from the Community Foundation of Grant County to help youth and adults with disabilities find and maintain community employment.
The $6,700 grant will be used to help two distinct populations find and maintain employment: Marion High School students participating in the School-to-Work Transition Program and long-term Carey Services clients. Carey Services is one of five agencies in the state piloting the STW program for eventual statewide adoption. The program goal is to help students with disabilities who do not wish to pursue post-secondary education as they enter the adult employment world.
The grant will be used to fund stipends during the job-search process and also will provide money to support clients with needs, such as transportation to and from work, after they find employment.