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Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Organizational Information

Parent Organization
Department of labor and Industry

Vision, Mission and/or Purpose of Organization
To assist Pennsylvanians with disabilities to secure and maintain employment and independence.

History of Organization
All states have OVR offices except they may be called by different names. OVR started in 1917 to assist disabled returning WW I soldiers. Services have expanded over ther years to include all people with all disabilities.

Accreditations and Licenses


Legal Structure
State Government

Funding Sources
Federal and State funding

Contact Information

Primary Address
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Washington District Office
201 W. Wheeling St.
Washington, Pa, 15301
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Service Information

Service Area
Washington, Greene and Fayette Counties

Available Hours
8:00AM to 4:30PM Monday through Friday

Fees/Cost for Services
It does not cost you anything to apply for services. There is no charge for diagnostic services, vocational evaluation, counseling, or job placement assistance. If you are eligible for services , your counselor will ask you to provide documents about your income and expenses. Dependeing upon your income, you may have to contribute to the cost of OVR services. OVR cannot pay for any services you received before you applied to OVR. Even after you apply, OVR can pay only for those services approved in advance by your counselor.

Eligibility Requirements
Yop have a disability, that is, physical, mental, or emotional impairment which results in a sudstantial impediment to employment, and you can benefit in terms of an employment outcome from services provided and vocational services are required for you to prepare for, enter, engage in, or retain gainful employment.

Required Documentation
Medical and financial documentation.

How to Access Services or Schedule Appointments
Call 1-800-442-6367 or visit in person to the OVR office at 201 W. Wheeling St., Washington, PA 15301

Miscellaneous Information

Handicap Accessibility

Languages Spoken or Available
Use of Language Services

According to the results of the Washington County Human Services System Analysis conducted in the 2006 - 2007, people don’t always know what services are available or how they can get them.

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