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Mayor's Office for People with Disabilities - Employment

The following agencies assist people with disabilities in finding employment and/or education.

Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) 
The 55a Program 
Community Access, Inc. 
Fed Cap 
Goodwill Industries 
Just One Break (JOB) 
Mobilizing Talents & Skills (MTS) 
The President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities 
United Cerebral Palsy of New York City 
Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID) 
New York City Department of Parks & Recreation



The 55a Program
The 55a Program is a non-competitive employment program for People with Disabilities administered by the New York City Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS). For more information, contact Siu Cheng.
Voice 1 (212) 386-0257
TTY (212) 669-8660
Fax (212) 669-8383
Learn more about the 55a Program

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Community Access, Inc.
Community Access, Inc. is a non-profit agency helping people with psychiatric disabilities make the transition from homelessness and institutions to independent living. Community Access works to provide affordable housing, support services, counseling, education, and employment opportunities.
Voice 1 (212) 780-1400
Fax (212) 780-1412

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Fedcap rovides vocational education and training for people with disabilities, and places graduates in jobs in the private sector, or in one of Fedcap's many outsourcing divisions.
Voice 1 (212) 727-4200
TTY (212) 727-4384

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Goodwill Industries
Goodwill Industries is a not-for-profit organization with an excellent job training and placement program for people with disabilities.
Voice 1 (212) 368-8000
Fax (212) 368-8147

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Just One Break (JOB)
JOB is a not-for-profit organization assisting in job placement for people with disabilities.
Voice 1 (212) 785-7300
TTY (212) 785-4515

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Mobilizing Talents & Skills (MTS)
MTS is America’s largest and oldest social service agency meeting the employment needs of people living with HIV/AIDS.
Voice 1 (212) 962-7090
Fax (212) 962-7628

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The President’s Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities
The President's Committee on Employment of People with Disabilities has been instrumental in assisting government agencies realize their goals and responsibilities in hiring people with disabilities. In conjunction with the Department of Defense, the Committee sponsors the Workforce Recruitment Program for College Students with Disabilities (WRP). For more information, write:
1331 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20004-1107
Voice 1 (202) 376-6200
TTY (202) 376-6262

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United Cerebral Palsy of New York City
United Cerebral Palsy of New York City assists with work site accommodations, environmental controls, and assistive technology. It provides employment information and referral services to individuals with cerebral palsy and other severe disabilities.
Voice 1 (212) 979-9700
TTY (212) 475-0842

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Vocational and Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities (VESID)
The New York State Office of VESID offers thousands of New Yorkers with disabilities an opportunity to become independent through education, training, and employment. VESID also provides vocational rehabilitation services to eligible individuals to prepare them for suitable jobs. These jobs might be in the competitive workforce, in self-owned businesses, in supported employment on employer sites, or in sheltered workshops. They can also help people with disabilities who are having difficulty keeping their jobs. For more information, contact one of the six offices located throughout New York City or visit their Web site at

1215 Zerega Avenue
Bronx, NY 10462
Voice 1 (718) 931-3500
TTY (718) 828-4003
Fax (718) 931-4299

Brooklyn VESID
55 Hanson Place
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Voice 1 (718) 722-6700
TTY (718) 722-6736
Fax (718) 722-6714

Harlem VESID
163 W. 125th Street, Room 713
New York, NY 10027
Voice 1 (212) 961-4420
Fax (212) 961-4423

Manhattan VESID
116 W. 32nd Street
New York, NY 10001
Voice 1 (212) 630-2300
TTY (212) 630-2314
Fax (212) 630-2365

Queens VESID
1 Lefrak City Plaza, 20th Floor
Corona, NY 11368
Voice 1 (718) 271-9346
TTY (718) 271-9799
Fax (718) 760-9554

Staten Island VESID
1139 Hylan Boulevard
Staten Island, NY 10305
Voice 1 (718) 816-4800
Fax (718) 448-4843

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New York City Department of Parks & Recreation
The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation strives to help ALL New Yorkers discover how New York City's 29,000 acres of parks can enrich their lives, promoting physical and emotional well-being, and providing venues for fitness and peaceful respite for the widest possible audience.

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