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Awardee:

Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council

1101 Broadway, Suite 120

Vancouver, Washington 98660

 

Contact: Lisa Nisenfield, Executive Director

Phone: (360) 567-1073

Proposed Award Amount: $300,000

Community Served: Clark, Cowlitz, Wahklakum, and Skamania Counties

Project Emphasis: People with disabilities.

Summary Paragraph: This project sets out a number of specific goals. First, it plans to hire and train Disability Navigator as the regional specialist, create a navigation specialist at each One Stop site who can facilitate services for customers with disabilities, and implement across-the-board training for site staff. Second, the project will designate an area One Stop as an Employment Network in the Ticket to Work program and develop staff and system skill building techniques. Third, it will implement principles of universal design for an inclusive system modeling universal access. Finally, it will disseminate capacity building approaches and successes as well as information for individuals with disabilities on how to access and what services to anticipate from the One Stops.

Partnerships: Southwest Washington Workforce Development Council; WorkSource sites throughout Clark, Cowlitz, Wahklakum, Skamania Counties; Washington State Employment Security Department; Washington State DSHS Community Services Offices in Vancouver, Stevenson, and Kelso; Southwest Washington Agency on Aging; Lower Columbia Community Action Council; Green Thumb; Clark College; Lower Columbia College; Washington Division of Vocational Rehabilitation; Calrk County Department of Human Services; and Clark County Independent Living Resources.