Assisted Competitive Employment Project (ACE)

A Good Idea

Description

The goal of the Assisted Competitive Employment (ACE) Project is to assist individuals who have been diagnosed with a mental disorder in obtaining and maintaining employment. This program is based in Syracuse, NY.

ACE works to eliminate some of the barriers that exist in the delivery of vocational services to adults with mental illness who have not secured employment. ACE staff provide intensive support and advocacy that is catered to meet the unique needs of each person. A service coordinator assures integration and timely intervention of needed supports and services. The ACE Project gives priority to facilitating movement directly from mental health treatment and day services to employment.

Goal / Mission

The goal of the Assisted Competitive Employment Project is to assist individuals who have been diagnosed with a mental disorder in obtaining and maintaining employment.

Results / Accomplishments

In 2005, the Assisted Competitive Employment Project assisted 25 adults.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
Kevan Donaghy
742 James St.
Syracuse, NY 13203
(315) 703-2754
kevan.donaghy@sjhsyr.org
http://www.sjhsyr.org/sjhhc/stj_patient_3.asp?id=2...
Categories
Health / Mental Health & Mental Disorders
Education / Vocational & Adult Education
Organization(s)
St. Joseph's Hospital Health Center
Geographic Type
Urban
Location
Syracuse, NY
For more details
http://www.sjhsyr.org/sjhhc/pdf/pub_CommPlan2010.p...
Target Audience
Adults