Living Resources Employment Program has been providing employment services for individuals with disabilities since 1985 and transition services since 1997. We currently serve over 180 individuals in several counties, including the Capital Region.
Living Resources Employment Program helps individuals find employment opportunities where they can grow and develop as an individual in the workforce. We have partnered with several businesses in the community, placing individuals in positions that help the individual become as independent as possible, and help the business to meet their needs.
Our current business partners include:
Macy’s, Merch Now, Dogs Retreat, Central Vet, National Business Tech, The Melting Pot, Price Chopper, St. Peters, Mercy Care, Teresian House, Best Pass, Pioneer Bank, NYS Senate Services, YMCA and more.
Pictured: Mark Eberhard and Kathy Rue, Macy's
Why You Should Become A Partner
Train your next leaders by hiring individuals with disabilities. It improves job morale and corporate culture, increases diversity in the workplace and helps give insight on how to better serve customers and employees with disabilities.
At Living Resources, we will support you along the way. Our goal is to provide a positive work experience for both the employee and the employer! Our relationship with the individual does not stop once a person finds the right fit. We continue to maintain ongoing support that is individualized to each person’s needs and wants. We also maintain communication with our many partnered businesses. We help individuals maintain current employment and also assist them in looking for new opportunities.
Meet with an Employment Specialist to determine the things that you should consider when being placed with an individual.
- Work and tasks must be meaningful and achievable
- The environment and atmosphere must be appropriate and accommodating
- The supervisor must have a positive attitude toward the individual
- The geographic location must be accessible for the individual to reach
Pictured: Patrick Kivlen, Mercy Care for Kids
We offer OPWDD & ACCES-VR services at Living Resources:
- OPWDD’s Employment Training Program
- OPWDD’s Pathway to Employment
- ACCES-VR traditional Supported Employment services and Community Based Work Assessments
Andrew has been employed at Marshalls since 2015. He helps customers out when they need assistance, works in the shoe department and maintains cleanliness of the store. Socializing at work has helped him improve his communication skills. His goal in life is to be a public speaker for individuals with disabilities.
Jordan has dreams and aspirations in the Brewing Industry. He is currently working at Druther’s Brewing Company, preparing items for distribution, cleaning kegs and sampling products to ensure quality. He enjoys working at Druther’s and loves the supportive team he works with. Whenever he has a problem or a question, everyone is always willing to help.
More Success Stories From Our Hard Working Individuals
Denise Riley, graduate of The College Experience Program has worked at the Teresian House, an elder care facility for six years. She started as a Dietary Aide but got promoted to Neighborhood Assistant. Her residents love her smiling face.
Karie Robertson has worked for Price Chopper in Colonie for over 28 years. She bakes breads, assists customers and helps package and label baked goods daily. Karie is a very hard worker.
Henry Media began working at Pioneer Bank in July of 2016. He works within the Retail Lending Department scanning documents into respective accounts. Pioneer Bank believes strongly that their employees, customers and community should come first.