The Foundling’s Employment Services program aims to support people with developmental disabilities in securing and maintaining paid employment, gaining both financial autonomy and a sense of pride and accomplishment. Participants engage in meaningful job education activities that help them discern their career interests and abilities, apply for jobs, and succeed in their work.
Each person participating in The Foundling’s Employment Services works closely with a job coach on their path toward employment. Coaches provide a continuum of care, providing hands-on guidance and support through every step of the job-seeking process as participants learn about the application process, discover their own interests and skills, and gain experience in a variety of fields through meaningful volunteer experiences. Job coaches also continue to provide personalized support once participants secure employment.