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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.

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

December 26th, 2018

As I reflect on a very difficult 2018 for the New Hampshire VR program I am looking forward to 2019 with these hopes:

  • Working diligently with agency staff to eliminate our Order of Selection (waitlist for services). Our hope is to have a schedule of dates in which we release customers to begin VR services and work towards their career choices. We have an amazing group of internal and external individuals meeting on a regular basis to discuss current and future releases of customers from the waitlist. I thank them for all their hard work this last year as we entered uncharted territory.
  • Fully staff our agency at post-layoff levels so we can provide necessary services to all individuals that need our assistance. We have hired a few staff in the past few months and I am very proud of the individuals we are hiring, in addition to our existing and experienced staff. I feel very blessed to work with our agency staff. They have an incredible passion for our work and through difficult times they worked very hard.
  • Maintaining solid business and fiscal controls to ensure we can work towards eliminating the Order of Selection.
  • Working collaboratively with our Community Rehabilitation Programs to pilot some new and exciting methods for the placement of individuals into new employment opportunities.
  • Working with our amazing New Hampshire Business partners to help them fill their workforce needs with qualified candidates.

In looking forward I hope we can develop our program into an agency that provides all necessary services and helps people with disabilities to really reach their career aspirations. We have so many great opportunities in NH to capture.

I want to extend huge thanks to our wonderful staff that worked so hard this year and will continue this hard work into 2019. Your commitment and expertise are very much appreciated.

Sincerely and with Warm Holiday Greetings,

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 (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)

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