Aspire receives employment grant from Boone foundation

Aspire Indiana Health has received a $10,000 grant from the Community Foundation of Boone County in order to enroll people in Ticket to Work, its employment assistance and placement program.

The grant will cover the expense of having an Employment Specialist working one day a week at Aspire’s clinic in Lebanon to enroll and assistant participants in Ticket to Work. The program is funded through the Social Security Administration and helps people transition off of disability payments into gainful employment.

Employment specialists work one-on-one with clients to help them conduct a job search, do mock interviews, shop for interview clothes, advise them on how their benefits will change when they start to work and other issues.

The Community Foundation of Boone County connects people, philanthropists and nonprofit organizations for the betterment of the county, granting more than $25 million since 1991. This is their first grant to Aspire Indiana Health.

“We are so grateful to the Community Foundation of Boone County for this generous grant,” said Mike Keevin, Director of Strategic Initiatives for Aspire. “This will help more people with disability transition back into the workforce, enriching their own lives and that of the community at large.”

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