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Employment Services for Individuals with Disabilities

The Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) provides workforce development services to individuals with disabilities. The DEI’s Integrated Resource Team will assist participants who are unemployed, underemployed, and/or receiving Social Security disability benefits. 

DEI coordinates with state vocational rehabilitation agencies, mental health and developmental disability agencies, Medicaid infrastructure, grant supported activities, independent living centers, business leadership networks, and other community based organizations.

The DEI team consists of staff with expertise in disability and workforce development to meet the needs of a job seeker with a disability. Outreach and recruitment will be done in coordination with the Comprehensive and Neighborhood Access Points.

DEI Minimum Qualifications
Must be 18 to 64 years old
Must be disabled*

 *According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, disabled includes epilepsy, diabetes, asthma, cancer, multiple sclerosis, major depression, and bipolar disorder.


Comprehensive Access Point
1500 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA  94103
(415) 575-4570

 

Chinatown Neighborhood Access Point
601 Jackson Street
San Francisco CA  94133

(415) 677-7500

 

Visitacion Valley Neighborhood Access Point
1099 Sunnydale Ave
San Francisco, CA  94134
(415) 239-8705

 
 
The Disability Program Navigator initiative (DPN) assists persons with disabilities to “Navigate“the challenges of seeking, returning to, or retaining employment.  The DPN also assists employers with American with Disabilities Act (ADA) regulations and provides information on the benefits of hiring workers with disabilities.