For adults looking to enter or re-enter the workforce, HMEA’s Transitional and Community Services (TRACS) provides job related and educational supports.
TRACS prepares adults for working life and employers’ expectations. People who receive TRACS services are less likely to be surprised by what is demanded of them by an employer.
TRACS for Adults includes:
- Vocational Assessment: We assess his or her strengths, passions, capabilities and work preferences.
- Job Placement: We help our clients find and apply for suitable jobs. We then help to prepare them for job interviews.
- Job Coaching: Once our clients find suitable employment, we continue to support them through coaching and instruction at the job sites.
- Home Life Skills: Transitioning to independent living can be hard. HMEA provides help with meal planning, shopping and food preparation. We teach important time management skills.
- Community Life Skills: TRACS assists with transportation to and from work, school and shopping. We also provide instruction and coaching on how to stay safe, budgeting and banking, and how to ask for and receive public assistance. We also help our clients build skills they’ll need to fit into the community — like how to order in a restaurant or ask for help at the grocery store, visiting the library and finding what they’ll need to live independently.
These services are generally paid for through funding provided by DDS, MRC or MCB.