We serve persons with disabilities referred by Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation.
Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Services offered in the community are based on the expectations and needs of the individual. Services are individualized and, therefore, service frequency varies based on the individual desires and needs of our clientele.
Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation (MOVR) is our primary referral source for all of our primary services listed below. MOVR has an established statewide fee for each service. Refer to Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation for specific information on their fee structure. MOVR assumes the cost of these services so there is never any fee for clients with MORE Group.
Primary Services Provided
We know you have options for your Community Rehabilitation Provider. We believe there are a few questions you should ask yourself when deciding which CRP is right for you:
- What’s the difference in providers?
The vocational services offered by all of the providers in the state are structured similarly and they’re called by the same name. In spite of this, all providers are different, and it’s your job to find the right match for you. The major differences you want to look for in providers are:
1) Corporate Culture – The way you feel when you walk into a provider’s office, the professional atmosphere of the business. This is generally reflected in people’s dress, conduct and ways of communicating.
2) Personal Connection – Are you able to connect easily with the person with whom you’ll be working? Does the person in front of you care about their job and the people they serve? Does the staff person treat you with respect and take the time to speak with you and answer your questions?
- What type of jobs do you help people obtain?
It runs the gambit from entry-level to computer technician and beyond. It is determined most of all by the choices you make. The job an individual is placed in is specifically based on three things: Availability, Ability and Interest. In terms of Availability, what days of the week and which hours are you available to work? What is your mode of transportation –are you able to get to a particular job? Regarding Ability, your strengths, skills and talents are extremely important considerations. A potential provider should ask you about your abilities – not your disability. And finally, Interest is all about the jobs that will keep YOU interested and challenged, and the positions people enter are as different as the people we serve.
- How do I enter services with a provider?
Your first step is to contact Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation, a state agency that serves persons with disabilities for the purpose of obtaining employment. Once they get to know you, your interests and needs, they may refer you to a Community Rehabilitation Provider such as MORE Group. Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation typically pays for the costs for our services. There are several providers in this area and you should investigate more than one before you make a decision.
MORE Group serves individuals in the order in which they are referred from Missouri Vocational Rehabilitation, unless special circumstances apply. Typically there is no waiting list to begin services, but in the event that one is put in place, we will let you know up-front what the targeted date for service entry will be.
Contact the Vocational Rehabilitation District Office Office closest to you: