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VR staff members continue to work with applicants, students, and clients to ensure their safety is the top priority. Due to COVID-19, many appointments are still being conducted virtually, though staff are seeing individuals in person by appointment.
We operate five programs with one goal: To help people with disabilities to become fully productive members of society by achieving independence and meaningful employment.
If you have a disability and need help finding work, we might be able to assist.
If you are inquiring about becoming a provider or have other provider-related questions, please reach out to ProviderManagement@gvs.ga.gov.
The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program helps eligible individuals with physical and/or mental disabilities obtain and/or maintain employment in a competitive integrated work site. Our team of VR professionals is ready to work with you to make employment a reality. We can assist with providing customized, individualized services including: assessment for eligibility, career exploration, and planning for employment; disability management through counseling, therapies, treatments, or assistive devices; training to enhance skills using instruction and work experiences in work sites or through educational partnerships; job search assistance to help you find competitive integrated employment, and support once you are on the job.
Roosevelt Warm Springs (RWS) is a residential vocational training center located on a sprawling historic campus in Meriwether County. RWS students earn certifications in competitive, high demand fields like Computer Numeric Control (CNC), graphic design, forklift operation, horticulture and more.
Disability Adjudication Services (DAS) is a fully-federally funded program that makes Social Security disability determinations under an agreement with the Social Security Administration.
Headquartered in Bainbridge, Georgia Industries for the Blind (GIB) has additional locations in Warner Robins and Griffin. Manufacturing a broad array of products and operating a call center, GIB's mission is to provide employment opportunities for individuals who are blind or have low vision.
The Business Enterprise Program (BEP) provides business opportunities for eligible and qualified people to become licensed blind vendors, operating military cafeterias, snack bars, sundry shops and vending machine locations.
Cave Spring Center (CSC) is a residential center in Floyd County, dedicated to providing the necessary life, social and academic skills to help clients pursue work or further training. Many CSC staff are proficient in American Sign Language (ASL), giving specialized support to clients who are deaf.
We at GVRA are committed to providing as many avenues as possible for people with disabilities to receive vocational rehabilitation services.
(Meriwether County) - As vaccines become more widely available in the state, Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency’s vocational training center at Roosevelt Warm Springs (RWS) has partnered with a local hospital to help give employees a better shot at staying healthy. As of April, more than 50 RWS employees have received the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine through Warm Springs Medical Center, a healthcare facility independent of GVRA. Hospital staff have also trained RWS nurses to administer the vaccine themselves. The shots come at no cost to employees.
Though we will be keeping all offices open Thursday with existing staffing plans, employees are asked to use extreme caution when navigating roadways.