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Adult Supported Employment Programs

Pima, Cochise & Graham Counties
(520) 622-3933

Supported employees work closely with job coaches to gain competitive work skills in the field of their choice. Employees also receive technical expertise in adaptive equipment and workplace modifications. 

Project SEARCH, Tucson AZ

A nationally-recognized best practice supported employment program for post-high school adults 18-28. Funded by the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, employees work closely with job coaches to gain competitive work skills through job immersion at Banner University Medical Center in Tucson.  Interns acquire work skills and are competitive for ongoing employment upon program completion. The 11-month program runs July to June.

Sage Ceramics, Tucson, AZ

Supported employees design and manufacture a variety of handcrafted ceramic gift items. This unique program provides an opportunity to gain experience and learn occupational skills related to the retail and wholesale industry.

Copper Recycling, Safford, AZ 

A collaborative project with Freeport McMoran to create value-based employment opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities.

Main Street Cafe, Safford, AZ

Provides supported employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities as well as provide a gathering place for the Safford community. We are committed to assisting all individuals to become active, participating, contributing members of the community.

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