The Virginia Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services

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Employment Services

Helping people with disabilities get ready for, find, and keep a job

Vocational Rehabilitation (VR)
DARS Vocational Rehabilitation Program helps people with disabilities get ready for, find, and keep a job. We have 36 offices across Virginia and a residential training and medical rehabilitation center center called the Woodrow Wilson Rehabilitation Center.

Supported Employment (SE)
Supported Employment services represent a valuable array of contemporary rehabilitation options. The goal of Supported Employment is to maximize employment opportunities for persons with the most severe disabilities who require support in order to work in integrated, competitive employment. Learn more about Supported Employment.

Long Term Support Funding (LTSF)
Extended Employment and Long Term Support Services Programs assist individuals with the most significant disabilities to maintain employment.

Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF)
The DARS TANF Program provides vocational rehabilitation services and supports to TANF recipients who have an identified disability. Learn more about Temporary Assistance to Needy Families.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Program provides comprehensive community-based vocational rehabilitation services through specialized VR counselors.

Substance Abuse (SA)
The Substance Abuse Program provides employment and community stability through focus on vocational development, work habits, job readiness, and employment follow-along services along with collaborative Community Services Board (CSB) clinical and social supports. Learn more about Substance Abuse.

Serious Mental Illness (SMI)
The Serious Mental Illness Program provides comprehensive community-based vocational rehabilitation services through specialized VR counselors. Learn more about Serious Mental Illness.