UNIFY – Job Center Partners
DHS Division of Rehabilitation Services
The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) provides services for persons with disabilities in preparing for, finding, and maintaining quality employment that pays a living wage and offers opportunities for advancement.
DRS staff talk to people about their employment, as well as, education needs and help them find a job or receive skills training to ensure individuals are job ready. They also make sure that people have the supports they need to stay on the job.
DRS offers specialized vocational rehabilitation services for people who are:
- Blind or Visually Impaired
- Deaf or Hard of Hearing
- Hispanic or Latino with disabilities
DRS helps high school students who have disabilities plan for their futures after high school graduation through our Transition and STEP programs.
The Work Incentive Planning and Assistance Program helps people who receive SSDI/SSI benefits understand how working will affect their benefits.
The Supported Employment Program (SEP) serves eligible people with significant disabilities who want to go to work and need on-going support services to succeed on the job.
Additional program information can be found on the DRS website.
Organization – DHS Division of Rehabilitation Services
Primary Location – 2740 Grand Ave., Waukegan, IL 60085
Primary Phone – 847-244-8474
Website – www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=29736
Contact Name & Title – Kenneth Skord, Senior Counselor
Referral Guide – Send referrals for LIHEAP, rental, and mortgage assistance.