We are an approved employment network through the Ticket to Work (T2W) program. This means we can provide services to individuals qualifying for T2W at no cost to them.
Ticket to Work is a federal program that helps SSA beneficiaries gain successful employment and become financially independent, without the risk of losing their Medicare/Medicaid before they are ready to leave the benefit roll.
What is T2W?
who is eligible?
"Social Security's Ticket to Work Program is a free and voluntary program available to people ages 18 through 64 who are blind or have a disability and who receive Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits."
Our counselors assist program participants in identifying appropriate job matches based on vocational desires and skills after reviewing their goals and abilities. Our counselors will also help with present and future career planning as well as advising on benefits and work incentives.
FINANCIAL WELLNESS COACHING
Participants are offered the opportunity to discuss financial goals and basic strategies. We can also refer a participant for a personalized financial health assessment.
We offer soft skills training applicable to any industry as well as specific technical skills training, allowing participants to become more marketable job seekers.
Beneficiary participants may have the option of working at OWL in a variety of positions to gain experience, learn new skills, and earn income while going through the program.
Our staff prepares participants for interviews, builds or improves upon a resume, discovers job leads and makes appropriate connections through our strong employer relationships which helps us achieve successful, competitive employment placements.
LONG-TERM EMPLOYMENT RETENTION SUPPORT
Support doesn't end at job placement! We offer services to participants for years following placement as needed. We also offer financial wellness referrals, advice on job accommodations, advice on SSDI/SSI benefits as well as work incentives to ensure a smooth transition to employment.
Unlike many other employment networks that function primarily online, we work one-on-one and
face-to-face with program participants to ensure the best results for them.