Skookum's mission is to create opportunities for people of all abilities. They believe that everyone has a right to be heard, a right to paid employment, a right to be respected, and that everyone has value. They do it by investing in the people.
Foundational Community Supports is a Medicaid funded program that is for individuals with a mental health and/or a substance use disorder that meets at least one risk factor. Services for this program are identifying job/career goals, applying for relevant jobs, improving job search skills, and identifying and addressing any barriers to employment.
DVR services are provided as needed to determine if a client is job ready, to identify support and accommodation needs, and any refinement of vocational goals. The services a client may receive are assistance in preparation for employment, building skills to overcome barriers to successful employment, obtaining the desired employment, and job stabilization.
Ticket to Work services are available to beneficiaries who receive Social Security (SSI/SSDI) and want to increase their work earnings and become financially self sufficient. Ticket to Work services include assistance in setting up and refining job/career goals, career assessments and career counseling, assistance obtaining education or training, help obtaining and maintaining employment, and assistance in career advancement.