Access to Telework
This is a finance program supporting employment for people with disabilities. This project will support the purchase of employment equipment and support to establish or expand home based self employment.
Website: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone: 763-479-8239, Toll Free 866-535-8239, Minnesota Relay service 1-800-627-3529.
AmeriCorps and ServeMinnesota
People with disabilities who have a desire to give back to the community, gain career skills and experience and earn financial support for education are urged to consider joining AmeriCorps. ServeMinnesota, is the nonprofit agency that administers the AmeriCorps program in Minnesota. Often referred to as the “domestic Peace Corps,” AmeriCorps offers opportunities for people age 17 and older from all walks of life to serve their communities. Minnesota is recognized as a national leader in its efforts to include people with disabilities in AmeriCorps. Currently, 23 percent of Minnesota AmeriCorps members report having a disability. AmeriCorps members are serving community needs from building affordable housing and tutoring children to securing employment for individuals with disabilities and mentoring at-risk teens. Some funds are set aside to provide reasonable accommodations to help provide equal access to AmeriCorps service positions. Individuals who join AmeriCorps commit to part-time or full-time service for one or two years. AmeriCorps is open to U.S. citizens, nationals or lawful permanent residents. AmeriCorps members receive a modest living allowance. At the successful completion of their term of service, they are awarded an Education Award, which may be used to pay future education costs or repay qualified college loans. To learn more about AmeriCorps or ServeMinnesota call (612) 333-7740 or go to their website at: www.serveminnesota.org
Job Accommodation Network (JAN)
JAN's mission is to facilitate the employment and retention of workers with disabilities by providing employers, employment providers, people with disabilities, their family members and other interested parties with information on job accommodations, self-employment and small business opportunities and related subjects. JAN's efforts are in support of the employment, including self-employment and small business ownership, of people with disabilities. JAN represents the most comprehensive resource for job accommodations available. 800-526-7234 (Voice); 877-781-9403 (TTY) www.askjan.org
Minnesota Work Incentives Connection
It helps people with disabilities understand how work affects their government benefits. Services provided include: a hotline to answer questions about how work affects government benefits and benefits analysis. Specifically, the Minnesota Work Incentives Connection can help you understand how work effects SSI - Supplemental Security Income, SSDI - Social Security Disability Insurance, Health Insurance - Medical Assistance, Medicare, other health programs, Food Support , Subsidized housing and Other Government benefits. Appointments are necessary. Minnesota Work Incentives Connection, (800) 976-6728 or (651) 632-5113, TTY (651) 632-5110. www.mnworkincentives.com