People with Disabilities

JVS helps adults with a variety of disabilities achieve long-term success and fulfillment in work and life by helping them become independent and more integrated into their community.

Vocational Services

Individuals are offered the option to work or volunteer in their community under the supervision of JVS staff.  For more information, contact Lillie Sorrell at lsorrell@jvsdet.org or (248) 233-4234.

  • Skill Building - Individuals build their skills and become more integrated into the community through meaningful volunteer work at local non-profits. These activities also help individuals refine their work skills if employment is desired.

  • Supported Employment - Participants are assisted in successfully finding and maintaining a job that meets their skills, interests and abilities



Rehabilitation Services

Individuals who are higher functioning and more independent benefit from community-based assessments, work training and job placement services.  Individuals are helped in assessing their abilities and enhancing their skills to successfully maintain employment. JVS also helps individuals who receive Supplemental Security Income and/or Social Security Disability Insurance understanding the work incentives program and how employment may affect their benefits. For more information, contact Lydia Gray at lgray@jvsdet.org or (248) 233-4480. View services »

  • Career Development Services - Social Security’s Ticket to Work program offers career development services for people with disabilities who want to work. The program is free, voluntary and helps people with disabilities progress toward financial independence. More info »

Services for Teens

  • School to Work progams help teens successfully transition from school to work or post-secondary training. For more information, contact Lydia Gray at lgray@jvsdet.org or (248) 233-4480.


Non-Vocational Services

Aging individuals engage in enriching activities to keep them active and alert. For more information, contact Kirk Jude Goddard at kgoddard@jvsdet.org or (248) 233-4310.

  • Activities Programs - Individuals participate in engaging facility-based and community activities in order to remain active and engaged.

  • Adult Day Care - Adults who have Alzheimer’s disease or other memory disorders engage in stimulating activities in a safe, secure and caring environment to maintain their dignity and highest level of functioning.



Supports Coordination

The JVS LIFE program helps people pursue their interests, live more independently and make important decisions by linking them with needed services.  This may include medical, social, vocational, educational and community support services as well as assistance in obtaining legal representation, transportation and respite care. For more information, call (248) 233-4244.


Exercise Classes

JVS has partnered with Fuse45 to provide exercise classes for individuals with disabilities.  More info »