The Issue: High Unemployment for People with Mental Illness
Individuals with psychiatric disabilities face an unemployment rate that ranges between 85 and 92 percent. Even if individuals with psychiatric disabilities want to obtain competitive employment, many rehabilitation programs do not have the vocational services necessary to train them for even entry-level positions.
The Campaign: Vocational Training to Support Recovery
If this Grassroots campaign raises $400, then PLAN of North Texas can fund eight hours of vocational training for one person with a severe mental illness. Each additional $50 raised can fund another hour of vocational training for an individual with a mental illness. The vocational program aims to help participants recover from symptoms of schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and clinical depression with purpose-oriented activities and supported employment. Job coaching and work-readiness training can also help vocational-program participants find stable employment and achieve self-sufficiency.
You can follow the progress of this and other Grassroots campaigns at the Groupon Grassroots website.