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New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation


The mission of New Hampshire Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation is to assist eligible New Hampshire citizens with disabilities secure suitable employment and financial and personal independence by providing rehabilitation services.

NHVR provides services to both Individuals with Disabilities and Employers.

People with disabilities can work and take advantage of the opportunities available to the citizens of New Hampshire. Yet they face barriers that prevent them from achieving their goals. Vocational Rehabilitation assists persons with disabilities to achieve their employment goals.

Vocational Rehabilitation is a joint State/Federal program that seeks to empower people to make informed choices, build viable careers, and live more independently in the community.

The Agency is currently in an Order of Selection. For more information about what an Order of Selection is please check out the Order of Selection Frequently Asked Questions page.

**Spring Director's Message**....

Spring is on its way!  Vocational Rehabilitation staff has been hard at work releasing customers with disabilities from the waitlist.  Since September the agency has been working with 700 individuals that were on the waitlist.  Counselors are busy helping individuals determine their best pathway to employment success. 

Several new initiatives are in the works for the agency that will help boost success for customers:

1) Updated and streamlined Community Rehabilitation Program services:  Tracey Frye and a team of VR Supervisors, Counselors and other staff implemented a new set of services to assist in the “job-person match.”  Training was provided to over 80 different CRP partners and all the VR staff to increase employment placement success!

2) Think College, an inclusive higher education program, has been laying the groundwork for its first cohort.  Our work with UNH and the Institute on Disability, in particular, Tobey Partch-Davies, will include our students and young adults looking to complete a program in a college environment. 

3) Customized Employment is going to be a program developed in partnership with our vendors that work with supported employment and our national technical assistance partner, WINTAC.  Look for more news on this in the near future.

Our hope is to continue to release customers from our waitlist in the coming months.  Please continue to refer yourself or individuals for services so we can increase employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.


Lisa Hinson-Hatz
VR Director

Programs and Services
What is Vocational Rehabilitation?
Blind and Visually Impaired, Services for the Independent Living Program
Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Services for the School Transition Services
Disability Determination Services Services for Employers
Advisory Councils Frequently Asked Questions
Becoming a Customer Links
Community Rehabilitation Program Process change 2019 Policy Acrobat Reader
Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP) Forms and Processes Upcoming Events
Contact Us/Regional Offices VR Counselor Training & Resources
Customer Guide to NH Vocational Rehabilitation Services NHVR State Plan
Customer Guide to Job Placement Services  

NH Employment Security Job Fairs

Lisa Hinson-Hatz
State Director
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 20
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3471(V/TTY)

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