DRS/Community Employment

Our Community Employment Program is proud to be a part of the Milestones Program through the DRS Program. Ottawa Friendship House provides the necessary services in obtaining and maintaining community-based employment. Our Employment Specialist analyzes job requirements and matches them with individual capabilities to ensure a long-lasting working relationship. We are here to support individuals every step of the way.

Prior to being placed in a job, our clients will:

  • Learn how to fill out a job application and create a resume
  • Participate in mock interviews
  • Learn workplace etiquette
  • Participate in skills training
  • Identify job skills and strengths to be able to meet job needs
  • Know how to handle typical workplace problem situations and their solutions

To learn more about this program please contact Allison Perez, Manager of Employment and Outreach Services, at 815-434-0737 extension 1140 or email her at allisonp@ottawafriendship.com.


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