Vinfen was delighted to attend the Raise the Bar Hire! Conference and Career Fair on October 25, where Vinfen Director of Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services Steve LaMaster, Community-Based Flexible Supports (CBFS) Supported Employment Director Karen Moore, and Vinfen’s Employment Services Team were honored with the 2016 Work Without Limits Partnership Award by Work Without Limits.
Work Without Limits, a program of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, is a statewide network of engaged employers and innovative, collaborative partners that aim to increase employment among individuals with disabilities. The Partnership Award is awarded to professionals who are leaders in advancing the employment of people with disabilities and who exemplify the spirit of collaboration.
“We are recognizing Vinfen’s Employment Services Team because they are driven by a core belief that employment plays a central role in personal recovery and that collaborating with people with disabilities, family members, professionals, and other stakeholders is key to supporting people to achieve their vocational goals,” said University of Massachusetts Disability, Health, and Employment Policy Unit Director Alexis Henry. “Vinfen shares our deep commitment to support people with disabilities become economically self-sufficient.”
She went on to praise Vinfen for their collaboration with the Massachusetts Psychiatric Rehabilitation Association and the Department of Mental Health to train other organizations in best practices in serving people with psychiatric disabilities.
The event was held at the Four Points by Sheraton in Norwood, and provided attendees with a day of learning, sharing, and engaging with industry leaders. Dozens of employers, employment service providers, state agency workers, people with disabilities, and family members were in attendance.
To learn more about the employment services Vinfen provides for individuals with psychiatric disabilities, visit our Employment Services page.