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“Work is essential… it is the glue that binds us to society.” - Bob Harvey, Founding Director of Independence Center
Partnering with St. Louis BusinessesWork gives us purpose and connects us to those around us. It builds community and gives meaning to our lives. But for people living with a mental illness, it is difficult to find and keep a good job. Self-doubt and low self-esteem can be compounded by the terrible feelings that come with unemployment. Because of this, employment is one of the cornerstones of Independence Center's program.
Through a network of supporters and businesses in the St. Louis community, the Center continually seeks new opportunities to place members in Transitional Employment. We currently hold positions with Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Stifel, Wells Fargo Advisors, TALX, Zip Mail, Marshalls, Storage Banc, Bowood Farms, Sleeve a Message and many more local St. Louis-area employers.
If your company is interested in discussing employment opportunities for Independence Center members, please call Amy Clinton, Supervisor and Employment Specialist, at (314)880-5407.
What is Transitional Employment (TE)?Transitional employment positions are part-time, entry-level, temporary (6-9 months) jobs designed to re-introduce members to real work experiences and serve as a stepping stone to a real career opportunity.
The unique supports of Transitional Employment (TE) for both members and employers ensure that it is, as the Wall Street Journal wrote, "A good deed that is also a good deal."
TE Supports Include: