For adults looking to enter or re-enter the workforce, HMEA’s Transitional and Community Services (TRACS) focuses on helping adults identify career areas and skills that can be utilized in employment settings. Then we help them to locate a job that matches these interests, strengths, and capabilities.
TRACS for Adults includes:
- Vocational Assessment: an evaluation to determine 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. We also provide instruction on key skills needed for a happy home life — how to clean your home and how to use appliances (like the stove, washing machine and telephone).
- 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.