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Ken, a program participant
Ken at Stop & Shop

Kuhn’s Supported Employment Program in Middletown serves adults throughout Middlesex County, Lyme and Old Lyme. The goal of the program is to place individuals in competitive jobs that meet their interests and needs within their own community.

Program participants will receive individualized services that may include, but are not limited to: job matching and vocational planning, job seeking skills training, job development, job counseling, time limited job coaching and placement follow up support. All program participants work with an Employment Specialist who is responsible for providing the vocational services. With the consent of the program participant, the Employment Specialist will work in conjunction with other service providers and interested parties to insure well-coordinated service delivery.

Program participants are expected to work in partnership with Kuhn staff to develop their individualized service plans. Participants also agree to maintain scheduled appointments with program staff and prospective employers. This partnership enhances the quality of vocational services as reflected in job matching, successful transition to competitive community employment, and job satisfaction.

Vocational Mentor Program

Kuhn’s Vocational Mentor Program (VMP) serves adults throughout Middlesex County, Lyme and Old Lyme. The VMP offers peer-based support to individuals who are employed and no longer require the level of support provided by an Employment Specialist. VMP staff have a lived experience with mental illness combined with successful work history and draw on their personal experience to provide support with employment related issues. 

For Additional Information

Call Vanessa Avila, Program Manager at (860) 347-8923.