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New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation


Mission

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.

Please Note: **Director's Message**.... Public Meeting Inforamtion and Draft Materials Available

April 30, 2018

The Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program in New Hampshire has been serving eligible individuals since the early 1940’s so they might realize their employment goals. Our agency has been undergoing financial challenges that require us to make substantive changes to our program. In early May the agency will hold several important meetings to provide information on what these changes are and how the agency will be serving individuals with disabilities moving forward.

The first critical public meeting is on Tuesday, May 1st, where we will have an in-depth discussion with our State Rehabilitation Council. This purely volunteer, Governor-appointed Council is the oversight body and support network that works closely with VR on the success of the program and partners with us in times like this, where we must make changes to obtain financial stability. It is my hope after they review all relevant information they support the agency entering an order of selection.

The second critical meeting(s) will occur on Thursday, May 3rd. We will be simultaneously having public forums in Nashua, Concord, Manchester, Keene and Berlin so we might hear all public comments and questions related to the state plan amendments and the agency policy developed to share the Order of Selection information. Please see the attached dates, locations and time.

In an order of selection individuals with the most significant disabilities are served first providing the funding is available to meet their employment needs. The agency will have three categories in our OOS (Individuals with the most significant disabilities, individuals with significant disabilities and individuals with less significant disabilities).

It is my sincere hope that we can, again, in the near future, serve all customers with disabilities. My passion for the last 20 years has been to see the amazing successes that can come from our services. I hope this change in our system will allow us to make necessary changes to improve overall services and outcomes for the customers we represent.

Sincerely,

Lisa K. Hinson-Hatz

NHVR is currently in the process of updating our State Plan for Vocational Rehabiliation. NH Vocational Rehabilitation is planning to amend the state plan for vocational rehabilitation to include an order of selection in the Agency’s provision of services. The VR portion of the State Plan is part of the larger NH Workforce Combined State Plan. Your comments and questions are welcome. To learn more about the State Plan draft visit: State Plan

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 (CRP) Forms and Processes Policy Acrobat Reader
Contact Us/Regional Offices Upcoming Events
Customer Guide to NH Vocational Rehabilitation Services VR Counselor Training & Resources
Customer Guide to Job Placement Services NHVR State Plan

NH Employment Security Job Fairs

Lisa Hinson-Hatz
State Director
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 20
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-3471(V/TTY)
1-800-299-1647
Lisa.Hatz@doe.nh.gov

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