Goodwill Industries of Greater Detroit’s Skill Building Program provides a diverse array of services based on a state of the art digital platform for adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. The program is designed to provide opportunities for participants to develop and strengthen their functional skill levels in the areas of employment, financial literacy, communication, socialization and daily living skills to allow them to develop a higher degree of personal independence. These services are based on each participant’s unique individualized plan of service and vocational goals.
Opportunities to participate in a paid transitional work experiences in a variety of settings (based on interest) at one of Goodwill’s social enterprises is an important component to this program, leading to an understanding of real world employment expectations that merges with the classroom experience to provide a holistic person centered approach to the vocational rehabilitation experience.
- Person must be a resident of Wayne County.
- Person must be at least 18 years old with a developmental disability.
- Person must have basic verbal, manual or assisted communication skills.
- Person must have the ability perform basic self-care skills by themselves.
- Person must be able to function in a classroom or community based activity on their own.
- Person must have access to transportation to and from Goodwill.
- Person must be able to get around within the 2-story building on their own.
- Person must be willing to achieve goals and objectives. These goals and objectives will lead to community placement.
- Person must get along with others. They cannot require continued separation from others, physical intervention or one-on-one supervision.
Skill Building is funded by Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN).
As Goodwill’s Prepaid Inpatient Health Plan (PIHP) Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN) funds all Goodwill Behavioral Health programming including Supports Coordination and Skill Building services.
To receive Behavioral Health Services for Supports Coordination or Skill Building an individual must be at least 18 years old with a primary axis one diagnosis of Intellectual or Developmental Disability (I/DD).
The following DWIHN website link and phone number will help you connect and or communicate with them regarding program services that they sponsor.
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Manager, Skill Building Services Detroit