About VR provides background on vocational rehabilitation (VR) services.
VR New Hampshire is an employment program for individuals who experience a disability. We offer a wide range of vocational rehabilitation services designed to help individuals prepare for, obtain, retain, and advance in employment.
But what exactly is vocational rehabilitation (VR)? VR encompasses a wide range of services and supports designed to help people with disabilities set and achieve employment goals. Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) services are customized for each individual through assessments and one-on-one meetings with professional VR Counselors.
VR also provides a variety of services to help students with disabilities successfully transition from school to work or higher education.
At VR New Hampshire, we pride ourselves on our customized, collaborative approach. We partner with eligible job candidates to develop unique individualized employment plans tailored to their personal goals. We also work in close collaboration with business partners, community providers, and One-Stop Career Centers to help our participants explore and achieve their career goals through comprehensive guidance and support.
Individuals aren’t VR New Hampshire’s only customers, however. We also help businesses find qualified job seekers and create a diverse and inclusive workforce culture through customizable disability awareness training.
Our goal is meaningful employment that meets the needs and interests of our job candidates and our business partners.
The VR System
VR services are publicly funded, and VR New Hampshire is one of many state-based VR agencies across the nation. We have seven regional offices located across the state, as well as two Advisory Councils that advise our our agency on its policies and procedures. Depending on the circumstances, there may be times when we partner with Community Rehabilitation Providers (CRP)—approved partner organizations that are funded by VR New Hampshire to work with VR participants.
Through all our activities, we’re pleased to positively contribute to not only New Hampshire residents’ health and wellbeing through meaningful employment, but also the state’s educational and economic success—today and into the future.
VR New Hampshire is one of nearly 80 partners in the state-federal VR program mandated by the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) of 2014. The U.S. Department of Education’s Rehabilitation Services Administration provides leadership and resources for VR program at the federal level.