Mission: Pdg rehabilitation services inc. Provides psychiatric and vocational rehabilitation services in central maryland. Pdg rehabilitation services, inc. Is committed to empower, support and educate individuals with mental illness so that its participants learn to take personal responsibility for their lives, become self advocates and ultimately restore hope.
Programs: Pdg rehabilitation services ("pdgrs") provides a full range of employment and benefits counseling services. Pdgrs informs participants of the benefits of working, and about the work incentives for which they may qualify. By increasing the individual's knowledge of benefits and qualifications, pdgrs works collaboratively to improve their ability to make informed choices and to better plan for the future. Increased understanding of benefits and safety nets enable a greater ability to plan for milestones such as higher education, career reentry, self employment, home ownership and retirement. Benefits counseling served 22 clients: 8 benefits analyses and 14 preemployment consultations.
job coaching services are designed for those individuals who are otherwise ready for employment by assisting them with their job search. This includes researching job opportunities, assisting with the application process, and strengthening their resume and interviewing skills. Once employed, our skilled staff provides job coaching services for at least 90 days during the critical adjustment period in order to increase the likelihood of successful job retention. In 2016, there were 85 placements and 67 of those received a certificate of completion for having successfully retained employment. Services were provided to over 175 clients.
the rise program's mission is to present self-employment as a vocational option to individuals with significant disabilities who are eligible to receive dors services. Rise program staff work with individuals and their families, rehabilitation professionals, and the business community to facilitate and encourage the successful launch and operation of consumer-owned ventures. In 2016, approximately 100 consumers participated in the business plan development classes.