The following are top programs, services and resources for hiring people with disabilities and other barriers to employment:

Access Points (formally One-Stop employment Centers):
Contra Costa County: East Bay Works
Marin Employment Connection
North Bay Employment Connection (Marin, Sonoma, Solano, and Napa Counties)
Oakland Private Industry Council
Sonoma County Job Link
Santa Clara County: NOVA Works
San Francisco Comprehensive Access Point
San Francisco Chinatown Neighborhood Access Point
San Francisco Bayview Neighborhood Access Point
San Francisco Mission Neighborhood Access Point
San Francisco Western Addition Neighborhood Access Point
San Francisco Visitacion Valley Neighborhood Access Point
San Jose: Work2Futures
Tri-Cities One-Stop Career Center – Newark, CA

Job Accommodation Network

Emotional Stability in your workforce:
Active Listening
Emotional Intelligence
Motivational Interviewing
Workplace Mental Health Promotion

Employment Services: Mental Health Disabilities Focus:
Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services – Vocational Program – Oakland, CA
BACS Employment Program – Alameda County, CA
Buckelew Programs – Marin, Napa & Sonoma Counties, CA
Caminar JobsPlus – San Francisco, CA
Contra Costa Clubhouse – Contra Costa County, CA
Conard House – San Francisco, CA
Expandability (formally TransAccess) – San Jose, CA
Family Service Agency Works Program – San Francisco, CA
Hire-Ability – San Francisco, CA
Jewish Vocational Services– San Francisco, CA
Momentum Employment Services – San Jose, CA
Positive Resource Center – San Francisco, CA
Project Hired – San Jose, CA
Rubicon – East Bay of San Francisco, CA
Toolworks – San Francisco, CA
UCSF Citywide Employment Program – San Francisco, CA
Vocational Rehabilitation Program at The General, San Francisco, CA

Employment Services: Other Disabilities
Caminar JobsPlus – San Francisco, CA
Center for Independent Living – Berkeley, CA
Community Gatepath – Redwood City, CA
DCARA– Campbell, CA
Disability Employment Initiative (DEI) – San Francisco, CA
Eastbay Innovations – San Leandro, CA
Employment & Community Options – San Jose, CA
Evolibri – Santa Clara, CA
Expandability (formally TransAccess) – San Jose, CA
Focus For Work – San Jose, CA
Futures Explored – Lafayette, Davis, Sacramento, CA
Hope Services – San Jose, CA
Integrated Community Services – San Rafael, CA
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired – San Francisco, CA
Lions Center for the Blind – San Francisco, CA
PEP Jobs – San Francisco, CA
Pomeroy Recreation & Rehabilitation Center – San Francisco, CA
Jewish Vocational Services– San Francisco, CA
Palo Alto Unified School District WorkAbility – Palo Alto, CA
PEP Jobs – San Francisco, CA
Positive Resource Center – San Francisco, CA
Project Hired – San Jose, CA
Services for Brain Injury – San Jose, CA
Social Vocational Services – San Francisco, CA
Specialists Guild – San Francisco, CA
The ARC – San Francisco, CA
Toolworks – San Francisco, CA
Vocational Rehabilitation Services, San Carlos, CA
WorkLink – San Francisco, CA

Employment Services: Other Social Service
Apprenticeship Programs – San Francisco, CA
Arriba Juntos – San Francisco, CA
Asian Neighborhood Design – San Francisco, CA
Bay Area Video Coalition – San Francisco, CA
Bill Wilson Center – San Francisco, CA
Canal Alliance – San Rafael, CA
Charity Cultural Services Center – San Francisco, CA
CityBuild Academy – San Francisco, CA
Community Housing Partnership – San Francisco, CA
Covenant House – San Francisco, CA
Episcopal Community Services – San Francisco, CA
FiftyPlus Employment Support Program – San Rafael, CA
Goodwill of San Mateo, San Francisco and Marin
Goodwill of Silicon Valley
Goodwill of the Greater East Bay
Healthcare Academy – San Francisco, CA
Hospitality Initiative – San Francisco, CA
Jewish Vocational Services– San Francisco, CA
Jobtrain – Menlo Park, CA
Juma Ventures –  San Francisco, CA
Lao Family Community Development – Oakland, San Pablo, Sacramento, CA
MatchBridge – San Francisco, CA
Mission Economic Development Agency – San Francisco, CA
Mission Hiring Hall – San Francisco, CA
Mission Language Vocational School – San Francisco, CA
New Door Ventures – San Francisco, CA
Re-entry Navigator – San Francisco, CA
San Francisco LGBT Community Center – San Francisco, CA
Self-Help for the Elderly – San Francisco, CA
Swords to Plowshares – San Francisco, CA
Stride Center – Oakland, Concord, Sacramento, San Pablo, CA
TechSF – San Francisco, CA
The Bread Project – Emeryville, CA
Treasure Island Job Corps – San Francisco, CA
Unity Council – Oakland, CA
Upwardly Global – San Francisco, CA

Employment Services: Government 
Alameda County Social Services Employment & Training
California State Department of Rehabilitation
Career Link Centers – San Francisco CA
Golden Gate Regional Center – San Francisco, CA
San Francisco VA Vocational Rehabilitation
Human Service Agency – Employment & Training – San Francisco, CA
Palo Alto Veterans Employment
VA Careers
VA for Vets

Employment Services: National
America’s Heroes at Work
Employer Assistance and Resource Network (EARN)
Hire Heroes USA

Job Developer Training:
Online Anytime Job Developer Training

Job Developer Collaborative Groups:
BACED LinkedIn Group
BACED North Bay Yahoo Group
BACED South Bay Yahoo Group
East Bay Job Developers Web Page
East Bay Job Developer Yahoo Group
Jobs Group Yahoo Group
Marin County Job Developers’s Association
San Francisco Mayor’s Committee of Employment of People with Disabilities Yahoo Group

General Resources:
SF Bay Area Resources

Incentives For Employers:
Barrier Removal Tax Deduction
Biotechnology Payroll Tax Exclusion
California State Enterprise Zone (EZ) Tax Credits and Incentives
Disabled Access Tax Credit
Expanded Tax Credit for Veterans
First Source Hiring Program – San Francisco, CA
SF JOBS NOW! Wage Subsidy Program – San Francisco, CA
Work Opportunity Tax Credit

Incentives For Workers:
Benefit Eligibility Screening Tool (BEST)
Disability Evaluation Under Social Security
Schedule A
Substantial Gainful Activity

Laws Covering Disabilities:
Americans With Disabilities Act
Architectural Barriers Act (ABA) of 1968
Fair Employment and Housing Act – CA
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA
Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Section 503
Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

Mental Health Resources:
Alameda County
Contra Costa County
Marin County
Santa Clara County
San Francisco County
San Mateo County

Research & Papers:
Intro to the IPS model
World Health Organization paper on mental health

Social Enterprises (Name, Target Population, Location):
Bakeworks: Disabilities– San Francisco, CA
Blue Skies Personnel Service – Disabilities – Marin County, CA
RecycleForce: Re-Entry– Indiana
Pride Industries: Disabilities – Roseville, CA
Sweet Beginnings: Re-Entry– Chicago, IL


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