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City of Long Beach

110 Pine Avenue, Suite # 1100

Long Beach, CA 90802


Contact: Ray O. Worden

Phone: (562) 570-7751

Proposed Award Amount: $300,000

Community Served: Cities of Long Beach and Signal Hill

Project Emphasis: People with disabilities.

Summary Paragraph: This multi-faceted project will designate and train two Disability Program Navigators from the disability community, including Goodwill Industries and Community Rehabilitation Industries. The third Navigator, presently with the Career Transition Center, has a four year background in case management and vocational rehabilitation counseling in the One Stop system. These Navigators will make immediate eligibility determinations for disabled clients and initiate services by securing program authorization and funding from the Department of Rehabilitation for employment, training and placement services. In addition, the Navigators will provide training for frontline staff. The projects overall goal, through the work of these Navigators, is to expand services to 80 individuals with disabilities, who will achieve and retain employment.

Partnerships: The Greater Long Beach Workforce Investment Board, the Career Transition Center, Community Rehabilitation Industries, Goodwill Industries of Long Beach & South Bay, Inc., State of California Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, the Disabled Resource Center, Harbor Regional Center, Cal State Long Beach Disabled Student Services, Long Beach City College- Disabled Student Programs & Services, Social Security Administration, ARC Hillside Enterprises, Long Beach Mental Health Center, Albertsons, PRWT Services, Self Help for Hard of Hearing People, the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, the State of California Employment Development Department, U.S. Vets, and the Los Angeles County Area on Aging.