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GVRA is temporarily suspending in-office visits for clients. Our counselors will contact those who have meetings scheduled to establish other arrangements. We remain committed to responsiveness and transparent communication.
At this time, there are no confirmed cases of Covid-19, commonly known as Coronavirus, among our staff. Those employees who reported possible symptoms were either asked to go home or voluntarily self-quarantine.
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 contact Sheila Pierce or Eric Hardnett at (404) 273-1864.
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.
I want to reassure you, your health and the wellbeing of our clients is paramount. In my message to all of you yesterday, I shared that I will not reopen any GVRA location before it is thoroughly sanitized to prevent the spread of illness. To accommodate that cleaning timeline, allow for social distancing and align with a new directive Monday night from the Office of Governor Brian Kemp, I am now extending our current operating status through April 30.
I hope each of you are in good health and are following all ordinances and best practices intended to keep you and your families safe. As we receive further guidance from the Office of the Governor, we will pass that information along and apply any directives across our programs.
At this time, clean environments are our key priority. Our facilities and fiscal staff is coordinating with program leadership and local managers to ensure deep cleaning statewide. We will not restore any locations to standard operations until those sites are fully sanitized. Your managers will provide any forthcoming updates.
If you are currently teleworking, please continue to do so as we begin this new week. Ensure you are communicating regularly with your managers to prioritize tasks. Additionally, please check your email frequently and look for updates at gvs.ga.gov and on social media.
Thank you for your ongoing dedication and commitment to do good work. Though our present challenges are unprecedented, the importance of our mission remains constant, and each of you play a key role to fulfill that mission. We will navigate the coming weeks together.
GVRA Executive Director