The ESBLN/SACC presented a check for just shy of $900 to United Needs & Abilities (UNA) in Salisbury on Monday June 3rd. This was made possible through a collaborative agreement between UNA and the ESBLN’s Ticket to Work Program and a successful employment placement for one of the individuals that UNA serves. UNA supports their individuals in finding and keeping employment while the ESBLN’s Ticket to Work Program provides additional work-related supports as needed along with some Social Security Administration protections for the individual.
Ticket to Work is a federal program that assists people receiving government assistance (SSI or SSDI) to reduce their dependence on the system by going to work. The individual that UNA has served has become more confident through work, has been working for over a year and has been offered a management position. For the business world, the individual is now a productive employee, a contributing member of our community and a taxpayer! At the individual’s request, the name will remain confidential.
For more information, contact Jackie Gast at firstname.lastname@example.org or 410 749-0144. UNA will use the money received from this program to help the individual served pay for rent.