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Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
OVR
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
N/A

Affiliations
N/A

Legal Structure
State Government

Funding Sources
Federal and State funding


Contact Information

Key Leader(s)
Lori Kaczmarek -  District Administrator

Ron Rudberg -  Assistant District Administrator

Contact Person(s)
Lori Kaczmarek - District Administrator

Ron Rudberg - Assistant District Administrator

Contact Number(s)
724-223-4430 x252 - Lori Kaczmarek/ District Administrator
724-223-4430 x254 - Ron Rudberg

Contact Email(s)
lkaczmarek@state.pa.us - Lori Kaczmarek/District Administrator
rrudberg@state.pa.us - Ron Rudberg / Assistant District Administrator

Web Addresses
http://www.dli.state.pa.us/ovr Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

Primary Address
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Washington District Office
201 W. Wheeling St.
Washington, Pa, 15301
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Additional Addresses
Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Mon Valley Office
Mon Valley United Health Center
Eastgate 8
Monesson, PA, 15062
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Office of Vocational Rehabilitation - Uniontown Office
137 N. Beeson Blvd.
Uniontown, PA, 15401
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Service Information

Service Area
Washington, Greene and Fayette Counties

Service Description
OVR serves people who have disabilities that present a substantial impediment to employment. Services are provided to individuals who can benefit from, and who need services to prepare for, enter into, engage in, or retain employment.

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
Accessable

Languages Spoken or Available
Use of Language Services




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