The Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) program mission is to provide realistic and meaningful vocational opportunities to Veterans; encouraging successful reintegration into the community at the Veterans' highest functional level. To achieve this mission CWT staff endeavor to match an individual veteran's vocational strength and area of interest to work and employment opportunities with local businesses and industry.
The Supported Employment (SE) program consists of competitive employment with therapeutic supports integrated into treatment. The focus of SE is to assist Veterans with psychosis and other serious mental illness gain access to meaningful competitive employment. When there is a co-occurring mental health diagnosis, limited SE services may be available on a case by case basis to Veterans with spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury. Veterans perceived to have significant barriers to competitive work are able to engage in full and part-time employment with appropriate supports and workplace accommodation. SE follow-up may continue indefinitely, but generally participation and supports are phased out after the Veteran is able to maintain employment independently.