Vocational Rehabilitation

The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) program provides a variety of employment preparation services to individuals with disabilities. 

Locations: Chattanooga; Cookeville; Greeneville; Jackson; Knoxville; Maryville; Memphis; Nashville, TN - D&S Community Services offers a variety of services including housing, therapy, respite, and supported employment. Employment services include: Trial Work Experiences, Vocational Assessments (Work Readiness Assessment, Job Shadowing Assessment, Job Sampling Assessment, and Integrated Work Site Assessment), Job Readiness/Job Placement Services; Job Coaching Services; Supported Employment Services

Johnson City, TN - Dawn of Hope provides respite, employment, supported living, and health services for individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. Their employment services include: Trial Work Experience, Vocational Adjustment Services, Job Readiness/Job Placement, Job Coaching,Supported Employment.

Locations: Tullahoma; Shelbyville; Fayetteville, TN - ​Skills Development Services is a non-profit agency that serves individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. They offer residential, supported living, personal assistance, and employment services which include: Transportation, Assessments, Job Coaching, Job Placement. 

Statewide - Employment and Community First CHOICES is a government run program by TennCare that offers assistance to individuals with disabilities to live as independently as possible with employment. 

Hermitage, TN - Good Effort TN provides respite care, supported employment (job coaching), and personal assistance services for people with intellectual and physical disabilities. 


Locations: Cookeville; Livingston; McMinnville; Lafayette; Sparta, TN - Pace Setters, Inc. offers supported employment, family support, art programs, and residential services to people with disabilities and their families. Their employment supports include: Trial Work Experiences; Work Readiness Assessment, Job Sampling, Job Shadowing, Integrated Work Site Assessment; Vocational Adjustment; Job Readiness/Job  Placement; Job Coaching; Supported Employment; Customized Employment.