GVRA rolls out virtual prospective client orientation

(Atlanta) - GVRA Wednesday announced a new step towards a virtual referral process for vocational rehabilitation clients. The first stage is the launch of an open forum that will walk prospective referrals through the VR process and help people and families know what to expect when considering applying for GVRA services.

Gov. Kemp Reappoints Three to GVRS

Gov. Brian Kemp recently reappointed three members of the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Services board.

GVRA Client Seeks Participants for Research Study

GVRA Client Heidi Riley-Rancar is currently working on her PHD, and as part of that, she is conducting a research study.

UPDATE: GVRA Stakeholder Summit Goes Virtual

An update noting that the upcoming GVRA Stakeholder Summit will be moved into a virtual capacity.

July's Inaugural Employee of the Month Winner

Information about the July Employee of the Month and how to nominate for future months.

Three VR Offices impacted by relocations

Three Vocational Rehabilitation offices are impacted by relocations, including Cumming, Douglasville, and Atlanta at 1718 Peachtree Rd. We continue to serve all our clients in these areas. During this transition, call 1-844-367-4872 for assistance

New WIPA service providers named in Georgia

GVRA is pleased to congratulate the Bobby Dodd Institute of Atlanta and Walton Options of Augusta on receiving the the Work Incentives Planning and Assistance (WIPA) grant through the federal Social Security Administration (SSA). GVRA previously provided WIPA services for a number of years to federal disability beneficiaries interested in a snapshot of how various work models could potentially impact benefits. This important work is in competent hands with GVRA's two Georgia partners. 

GVRA names Jennifer Howell as Asst. Director of Client Services

The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GVRA) is pleased to announce veteran staffer Jennifer Howell as the new Assistant Director of Client Services for the Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program. Jennifer began her career with VR in Georgia in March 2002 as a Rehabilitation Casework Associate. Previously, she worked for Goodwill Industries of Middle Georgia where she developed and implemented procedures for utilizing a $250,000.00 HUD grant to serve homeless individuals in the Augusta, Georgia area and oversaw the daily operations of five (5) local career center offices.

Canton location closed Friday; Staff available remotely

Our Vocational Rehabilitation office in Canton is closed Friday, July 9, while crews perform work in our parking lot. Our Canton staff will be teleworking and available by phone or email. Callers can contact our main line at 1-844-367-4872 to reach a VR team member.

GVRA monitoring Hurricane Elsa; remaining open for standard business hours

GVRA is monitoring the potential impact of Hurricane Elsa and is observing all directives from the Office of Gov. Brian P. Kemp. Tuesday night, Gov. Kemp issued an Executive Order to expire at 11:59 pm Wednesday, July 14th, that primarily deals with transportation, infrastructure and prohibitions on price gouging. The order does not suspend state operations.