Employment & Community Options

Rating: 4.91 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Disabilities, Job Training, Human Services

Location: 9370 Sky Park Ct. Ste 210 San Diego CA 92123 USA

Mission: Founded in 1985, we provide employment and independent living services to individuals with disabilities. We envision a society that embraces all its members as full partners in their community. Our goal is to assist individuals to become productive tax paying citizens. Our mission is to create and support opportunities for adults with disabilities and disadvantaged seniors in making choices to live, work and enjoy life with dignity and respect. For 23 years, we were a division of the Foundation for Educational Achievement under the name of Community Options. Effective March 1, 2008 we became a free standing non-profit organization named Employment & Community Options.
Programs: -Supported Employment -Integrated Employment -Independent Living Services -Micro Enterprise -Senior Community Services Employment Programs
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Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

It was greatly appreciated that I had a chance to be a participant in Employment & Community Options (ECO) under Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP)in San Diego. Being 50+ job seeker, there was a barrier in employ-ment considering the present economy hence, ECO with the help of all staffs of the tremen- dous organization meet the needs of seniors like me by conducting workshops such as resume development, interviewing strategies, searching labor market and basic computer skills. I was placed on intership with a host site (Mercy Clinic) for a job experience. This will give me a current and local work refe-rence that can validate my work habits and skills. Without experience even with school certificates cannot help me to be employed as med. asst. The clinic is so happy being me as volunteer to them. ECO offers assistance in finding job leads considering a stipend that was regularly given to me every 15 days. A really great help! I am looking forward to continue this tremendous assistance of ECO/SCSEP to my fellow seniors to resolve and overcome problems in finding employment.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing the good result of helping seniors of our community not to be dependent from anybody.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

invite unemployed to join considering the unemployment problems nowadays

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

This organization trusted me as senior that I am a mature worker who would do a job far better than a less experienced person.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

considerate, understanding the present condition of economy and did their best to help seniors like me to get employed.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

it will be a great help to anybody who needs assistance.

Ways to make it better...

there are more jobs available to be hired

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

financial capacity to meet the needs of organization therefore I would encourage philantropist and other wealthy people to contribute not only to medical research but also to human needs.

One thing I'd also say is that...

Keep your good works and SOMEBODY will reward your later.

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

I have had the privilege of co-charing a Gala Fund-raiser for this organization. I was able to see first-hand how dedicated the CEO and her staff are at providing employment and training options for disabled individuals. It is an excellent organization, efficiently run, making very good use of limited donated and public funding to provide for a better life for the disabled. It strives to give them a sense of purpose and pride in themselves by being able to contribute to society, and live as independently as possible.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing individuals employed and contributing to society and living independently. The money that we raised is used efficiently and with dedication.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with the CEO and her staff to organize and deliver a successful fund-raiser.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very dedicated and hard-working and devoted to helping their clients. They were professional and demonstrated good ethics, as well as altrusism and a strong desire to improve their clients welfare.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand its services to help more individuals by providing expanded training with more resources and more employment opportunities as well as provide more assistance in improving lives.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

This is a great organization. It helps by providing employment oportunities to health challenged individuals that are capable to do a great job. These employees are some of the best employees that one can possible have. I would strongly recommend that employers really take a look at these individuals and give them a chance. It can be possible be one of the best investments that you will ever make. Louis Shapiro, HHP zen12.biz@gmail.com Helping Build a better tomorrow through Nutritional Supplements, Massage and Yoga

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

My Yoga class.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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