With the success of HRDF’s programs to serve individuals with disabilities, HRDF applied and became certified as a Community Resource Provider under the WV Division of Rehabilitation Services (WV DRS) in 2009. The collaboration between HRDF and WV Division of Rehabilitation Services resulted in the development of the CRP Program to provide people with the services needed to successfully transition into employment and/or live independently.
The mission is to provide these services through a joint effort by both agencies, to best serve the individual. The CRP program operates mainly in Kanawha, Putnam, and Cabell counties. In 2011, the CRP program began to stand on its own with no grant funding.
- Community Based Assessments
The opportunity to explore different jobs at community business sites to assist him/her in making an informed choice toward a vocational goal
- Work Adjustments
Training service that enables the individual to acquire job readiness skills while performing in an actual work setting
Competency based curriculum training program designed to assist persons seeking employment to develop or restore effective work behaviors, attitudes, personal characteristics and/or functional capacities and to achieve and maintain positive employment outcomes
- Direct Placement and/or Supported Employment
Assistance in obtaining and retaining competitive employment in an integrated work setting
Assisting the employee with learning job tasks to the employers specifications, and to learn the interpersonal skills necessary to be accepted as a worker at the job site and in related community contacts. Job Coaching includes counseling, advocacy, and services needed to maintain employment.
HRDF implemented summer programs this year as an effort to reach transition age youth that are connected to a local DRS counselor. HRDF offered Work Based Learning Experiences (WBLE) in the Putnam County area, and Career Exploration Opportunities (CEO 2.0) across the state.