Contact: Tiffany Peek
Community Connections is a direct service subsidiary of MHAI. At Community Connections, we connect individuals to their communities by linking them to vocational and habilitation services. Using a strengths based approach, staff work with individuals to determine personal preferences, interests and abilities in order to find meaningful community experience as well as placement into employment.
Community Connections is where:
...individuals are connected with their communities through positive employment experiences;
...individual differences are regarded as strengths;
...local businesses are provided with qualified employees and the support to accompany them as needed;
...we believe everyone, regardless of their disability, has a right to work.
The Community Connections Employment program provides employment opportunities to individuals with disabilities. Our mission is to increase each individual’s vocational independence and enhance their ability to be productive in their community. Our focus is to assist job seekers in three main areas:
Keeping their job through long-term support and assistance.
Our program is staffed by certified Employment Consultants who work as a team to implement the job readiness curriculum, to perform individual job development, to find a suitable job placement, and to provide long-term support to facilitate job retention. All of our Consultants are committed to effectively matching individuals with jobs and providing local businesses with productive employees.
Community Connections can provide many benefits to your business including:
A pre-screening procedure is used to achieve good job matches, decreasing the possibility of an ineffective placement while increasing job retention.
A Consultant is available to assist you with training your new employee at no charge which reduces your training time.
On-going employee/employer support and assistance is provided as a source of help in dealing with issues that may arise.
You will be providing an opportunity to an individual to contribute profit to their community through your business.
The Community Connections Habilitation Service program provides Habilitation Services that focus on community integration and development of independent living skills. Services are individualized and provided in the community using a variety of settings and activities.
Where to find us:
Community Connections provides services in Marion and the surrounding counties.
1431 N. Delaware Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Phone: (317) 638-3501 Fax: (317) 638-3540 Toll Free: (800) 555-6424
Community Connections has a satellite office in Johnson County.
Employment and habilitation services are funded by the Indiana Division of Disability, Aging and Rehabilitative Services and by private pay.
Community Connections’ programs are CARF Accredited andhave consistently received the highest level of accreditation.