Bridges to Success is made possible by a grant from The Peter and Elizabeth C Tower Foundation.
On the Job Mentors
CORD seeks to find emploment for program participants with employers who will provide on-the-job mentors for the added support that may be required. This provides stability and helps to ensure success.
For more information on becoming a participant or consumer advocate in Bridges to Success, please contact CORD at 508-775-8300 (V/TTY) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
CORD's Bridges to Success program can help young adults aged 17-26 with learning or intellectual disabilities obtain the skills they need to get and keep a job.
With the help of a consumer advocate, participants will learn:
A unique feature of CORD's Bridges to Success program is the use of volunteer "consumer advocates" who will guide participants towards their goals of meaningful employment or post-secondary education. Volunteers come from the community and work with participants throughout the program and for one year after, providing soft skills training, guidance, and support.