Your future starts with you!

 

The Mississippi Department of Rehabilitation is proud to bring some fresh, exciting, and new options to assist our states Vocational Rehabilitation program! Introducing the Transition and Youth Career Services program! Through the Transition and Youth Services program, MDRS assists qualified individuals with disabilities from 14 to 24 years of age to make the transition to a successful future!

 

Transition and Youth Career Services may consist of:

 

Assessment

Consultation

Individualized Plan for Employment

Assistive Technology

Job Search Skills

Technical Assistance

On-The-Job Training

Job Readiness

Supported Employment

Job Placement

Internship

Apprenticeship

Meetings with Schools, Students, and Youth

 

Pre-employment Transition Services may include:

 

Job Exploration Counseling

Workplace Readiness Training

Work-Based Learning Experiences

Counseling on Comprehensive Transition or PSED Enrollment

Instruction in Self-Advocacy

When an individual is in school, the Vocational (VR) Counselor works cooperatively with Mississippi Department of Education and local school districts to help plan and implement pre-employment transition services.

For eligible individuals who are not in the school, but have not reached the age of 24, the MDRS transition and Youth Career Services program works with other agencies, community partners, and employers to assist in the achievement of job placement.

 

 

To learn more, contact your local MDRS Location:

 

District I

(Calhoun, Coahoma, Desoto, Lafayette, Marshall, Panola, Tate, Tunica, Quitman, Yalobusha)

51 County Road 166

Oxford, MS 38655

662.234.3171

District II

(Alcorn, Benton, Itawamba, Lee, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union)

2620 Traceland Drive

Tupelo, MS 38801

662.842.1010

District III

(Bolivar, Carroll, Grenada, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Leflore, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Washington, Yazoo)

201 Hwy 7 South

Greenwood, MS 38930

662.453.6172

District IV

(Clay, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Lowndes, Monroe, Montgomery, Oktibbeha, Webster)

207 Industrial Park Road

Starkville, MS 39759

662.323.9594

District V

(Hinds, Warren)

3895 Beasley Road

Jackson, MS 39213

601.898.7004

District VI

(Attala, Leake, Madison, Rankin, Scott, Simpson, Smith)

1032 Center Pointe Drive

Pearl, MS 39208

601.709.5601

District VII

(Clarke, Jasper, Kemper, Lauderdale, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Winston)

1003 College Drive

Meridian, MS 39304

601.483.3881

District VIII

(Adams, Amite, Claiborne, Copiah, Franklin, Jefferson, Jeff Davis, Lincoln, Lawrence, Marion, Pike, Walthall, Wilkinson)

1400-A Harrison Drive

McComb, MS 39649

601.249.2498

District IX

(Covington, Forrest, Greene, Jones, Lamar, Perry, Wayne)

17 J.M. Tatum Industrial Drive

Hattiesburg, MS 39404

601.545.5619

District X

(George, Hancock, Harrison, Jackson, Pearl River, Stone)

13486 Fastway Lane

Gulfport, MS 39503

228.575.3789