Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VR), provides quality individualized services to enhance and support people with disabilities to prepare for, obtain or retain employment.

 

The individual will work closely with a VR Counselor throughout the process. Through active participation in their rehabilitation, people with disabilities achieve greater level of independence in their work place and living environments. You do not need to be on waiver services to receive Vocational Rehabilitation!

VR (Vocational Rehabilitation) is an employment program for high school students age 14 and older with an IEP, as well as adults with a diagnosed disability. VR works with individuals with any disability, including deafness, visual impairments, mental illness and physical barriers.

How does this process work?

  1. An interested person can contact the local Vocational Rehabilitation office, beginning at age 14
  2. Interested persons will meet with a VR Counselor to complete intake paperwork and determine eligibility
  3. After being deemed eligible for VR services, individuals work with their VR Counselor to create a plan for finding employment
  4. Eligible individuals choose a service provider, such as Bona Vista’s WorkForce Diversity, from a “Pick List.”
  5. The service provider’s employees, known as Employment Specialists, work with eligible individuals to prepare for employment. Employment Specialists help with resumes, interview skills, computer and cash register skills, and other activities. These other activities can include job shadows, internships and paid weekly work experiences
  6. Employment Specialists and VR Counselors continue to support each person once they begin working.This support continues until the person reaches successful case closure by reaching the highest level of independence on the job
  7. You do not need to be on waiver services to receive Vocational Rehabilitation

Contact the nearest VR office to start your process:

Area 9 Vocational Rehabilitation Services

217 E. Southway Boulevard, Suite 100

Kokomo, IN 46902-3577

Phone: 765-455-5020

Toll Free: 1-877-715-5294 (V/VRS/711)

Toll Free Fax: 1-855-450-3576

Counties: Carroll, Cass, Fulton, Howard, Miami, Tipton & White

 

You can also call WorkForce Diversity at 765-454-5997 for any additional questions on the enrollment process with Indiana Vocational Rehabilitation.

 

Area 6 Vocational Rehabilitation Services

615 N. 18th Street, Suite 103

Lafayette, IN 47904-3413

Phone: 765-449-4278

Toll Free: 1-877-847-9892 (V/VRS/711)

Toll Free Fax: 1-855-450-3575Counties: Benton, Clinton, Fountain, Montgomery, Tippecanoe & Warren

Area 10 Vocational Rehabilitation Services

840 N. Miller Avenue, Suite C

Marion, IN 46952-2338

Phone: 765-662-9961

Toll Free: 1-877-876-2866 (V/VRS/711)

Toll Free Fax: 1-855-450-3572

Counties: Grant, Huntington & Wabash

 

Area 11 Vocational Rehabilitation Services

201 E. Charles Street, Suite 130

Muncie, IN 47305-2434

Phone: 765-282-9863

Toll Free: 1-877-847-9890 (V/VRS/711)

Toll Free Fax: 1-855-450-3573

Counties: Adams, Blackford, Delaware, Henry, Jay, Madison, Randolph & Wells

 

Areas 13 & 14 – Indianapolis North & Central Vocational Rehabilitation Services

2620 Kessler Blvd. East Dr., Suite 105

Indianapolis, IN 46220-2890

Phone: 317-205-0100

Toll Free: 1-877-715-5296 (V/VRS/711)

Toll Free Fax: 1-855-442-0002

Counties: Hamilton, Hancock & Marion [ZIP codes 46201, 46202, 46205, 46208, 46216, 46218, 46219, 46220, 46226, 46228, 46229, 46235, 49236, 45240, 46250, 46256, 46260, 46268, 46278, 46280 & 46290]