Is DORS Right for Me?

Is DORS Right for Me?

​If you have a disability or serious health condition that makes it hard for you to get or keep a job and you want to work, then DORS may be the choice for you.
 
Even though going to work is not easy, success is possible.  The first step to deciding if you want DORS to help you get a job is getting information.  We invite you to think about some questions that will help you to decide if DORS is right for you. It will only take a few minutes.
 
"I have a disability or serious health condition."  
If your answer is "No," then DORS may not be right  for you.  DORS helps people with disabilities.
  
"My disability or serious health condition makes it hard for me to get or keep a job."   
If your answer is "No," then DORS may not be right  for you.  To be eligible for DORS services, your disability or illness must impact your ability to work.
 
"I want a job."  
If your answer is "No," then DORS may not be right  for you.  DORS helps people with disabilities who want to work.  If working is not your goal, please contact your local Center for Independent Living for assistance.
  
"I need a job immediately."   
If your answer is "Yes," then DORS may not be right  for you.   DORS is not an employment agency.  DORS helps prepare people with disabilities to go to work or keep the job they have.  This process can take many months.  If you need a job immediately, your local One-Stop Career Center may be able to help.
  
"I have the time and interest to make a plan for getting a job."
If your answer is "No," then DORS may not be right  for you.  DORS assists people with disabilities in the process of preparing for and getting a job, but DORS can't do all the work.  You have to be committed to the process and carry out the plan you create for employment.
 
"I am looking for someone to help me take care of my basic living needs (food, clothing and housing)." 
If your answer is "Yes," then DORS may not be right  for you.   Unfortunately, DORS does not pay for rent, mortgages, monthly utilities, insurance or food. If you are looking for help with paying for the cost of basic living needs, please contact the United Way of Central Maryland
 
If DORS is right for you and you're ready to begin services, fill out our online referral form to get started!
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DORS helps people with disabilities who want to get a or keep a job.
 

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