Our supportive employment program at CMI Healthcare Services provides a variety of services to help persons with disabilities to obtain and maintain employment in the competitive labor market.

What is IPS?

  • IPS is a model of supported employment for people with serious mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia spectrum disorder, bipolar, depression). 
  • IPS supported employment helps people living with behavioral health conditions work at regular jobs of their choosing.

Vocational Training Center

  • Adult Basic Education/GED Prep
  • Anger Management
  • Illness Management & Recovery Group
  • Pre-Employment Transition Services
  • Supported Employment
  • Job Skills Training
  • Substance Abuse Education Groups

Components of Individual Placement and Support

  • Competitive Employment
  • Systematic Job Development
  • Rapid Job Search
  • Integrated Service
  • Benefits Planning
  • Zero Exclusions
  • Time Unlimited Supports
  • Worker Preferences

Why Focus On Employment

  • Viewed by many as an essential part of recovery
  • Most consumers want to work
  • A typical role for adults in our society
  • Cost-effective alternative to day treatment

Effects of Unemployment

  • Increased substance abuse
  • Increased psychiatric disorders
  • Reduced self-esteem
  • Alienation

Benefits of Employment

  • Increased income
  • Improved self-esteem
  • Increased social and quality of life
  • Better control of symptoms
  • Reduced substance use
  • Reduced hospitalization