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Vocational Rehabilitation

 

Are You Ready to Find a Job, Keep a Job,
and/or Get a Better Job?

 

Menominee Vocational Rehabilitation Project

What is Vocational Rehabilitation Program?

College of Menominee Nation (CMN) Vocational Rehabilitation Program (VRP) is located in Keshena, WI. The program provides services to Native Americans with disabilities in order to obtain or retain employment. Success in the program involves partnership and commitment between the Vocational Rehabilitation counselor and consumer. Services provided to Vocational Rehabilitation Program consumers are custom designed to fit each individual’s needs and employment goal.

 

What is considered a disability?

A disability is a physical, mental, or emotional condition that limits a person's movements, senses, or activities that can be seen and unseen.

 

Eligibility Determination:

  • Be a member of a federally or state recognized tribe
  • Have a physical or mental impairment that results in a substantial impediment to employment
  • Reside on the Menominee reservation or within a 30 mile radius of the reservation boundaries
  • Must require services to prepare for, secure, retain, or regain employment

Services that Vocational Rehabilitation can provide consumers in order to obtain or retain their employment goal:

  • Phone assistance
  • Medical appointments
  • Trial work experiences
  • Job placement services
  • Referrals for interpreters
  • Transportation assistance
  • Provide specialized equipment
  • Career counseling and guidance
  • Referrals to mental health services
  • Assistance with maintenance costs
  • Referrals to drug and alcohol services
  • Work cloths, uniforms, and shoes assistance
  • Work tools, equipment, and other license fees

Vocational Rehabilitation Process:

VR process

- Menominee Vocational Rehabilitation Program Brochure

- Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Brochure

 

Ways to Apply:

If you are willing to work hard to reach your employment goal, the Vocational Rehabilitation Program team is willing to work hard to assist you! Apply today to begin your career path with Vocational Rehabilitation.

  • Print the application Vocational Rehabilitation Self-Assessment Referral Form and mail or drop it off.
        College of Menominee Nation
        Vocational Rehabilitation – Office GM111
        N172 State Hwy 47/55 PO Box 1179
        Keshena, WI 54135
  • Come to the Vocational Rehabilitation office and pick up an application or stop by one of the Vocational Rehabilitation off-site locations found under the contact information section.
  • Request an application.

Vocational Rehabilitation Contact Information:

Contact us or stop by today to see if you or someone you know might qualify for the program. If transportation is an issue, give us a call to set up an appointment and we will make arrangements to meet with you.

 

Vocational Rehabilitation staff
Back row l to r: Carey Wayka, Myrna Warrington. Front row l to r: Amanda Reiter, Brenda Sanapaw.

Address:

College of Menominee Nation
Vocational Rehabilitation – Office GM111
N172 State Hwy 47/55 PO Box 1179
Keshena, WI 54135

 

Vocational Rehabilitation Program Office Hours:

Monday – Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday Closed

 

Phone:

715-799-6226 or call 800-567-2344

 

Vocational Rehabilitation Program Staff:

Vocational Rehabilitation Program Director Myrna Warrington Ext. 3009
Vocational Rehabilitation Program Specialist Amanda Reiter Ext. 3149
Career/Disability Counselor Brenda Sanapaw Ext. 3293
Vocational Rehabilitation Program Counselor Carey Wayka Ext. 3016

 

Visit us at one of the locations below:

Stockbridge – Education Department
W13447 Camp 14 Road
PO Box 70
Bowler, WI 54416
Phone: 715-793-4100
1st Monday of each month
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Shawano – Job Center
707 E. Elizabeth Street
Shawano, WI 54166
Phone: 715-524-2511
2nd Monday of each month
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Neopit – Menominee Tribal Enterprises
Hwy 47 North, N3522 Cottage Ave.
Neopit, WI 54150
Phone: 715-756-2311
1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month
8:30 – 11:30 a.m.

 

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