Supported Employment Programs

Who qualifies for this service?

… To qualify for these YWCA services, we look for individuals who meet one or more of the following criteria, which differs depending on the Supported Employment Program you wish to participate in. For a complete list of qualifications, please call 717.234.7931.

  • Supported employment serves Dauphin County individuals with mental illness receiving services from CMU and/or Keystone ICM
  • Ticket to Work - social security beneficiaries between the ages of 18-64
  • YW Works - survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking
  • Supported employment re-entry - returning citizens with a drug and alcohol diagnosis
  • Capstone - young adults 16-30 who have recently experience their first documented episode of psychosis

Counties Served

Dauphin, Cumberland, Lebanon, Perry, and York

Supported Employment

We specialize in providing the tools necessary for individuals who are unemployed, under-employed, homeless and/or facing multiple barriers to employment. Our Supported Employment staff provides employment readiness skills and supportive services to individuals with mental health and/or dual diagnosis.

Supported Employment

The Supported Employment program utilizes a well-defined approach to helping people with disabilities or complex barriers participate in a competitive labor market. Our program uses an evidence-based treatment model proven to achieve positive results in helping people with mental illness find and keep employment.

Ticket to Work

This program assists and provides Social Security beneficiaries with the choices and opportunities to become employed, increase their earnings, and eventually leave and remain off benefits by becoming fully self-supportive. The Ticket to Work program is a free and voluntary program available to people ages 18-64 that are blind or have a disability.


The Clinical Assessment, Peer Support, Treatment and On-Going Education/Employment (CAPSTONE) Program is a collaborative of multiple service providers aimed at addressing the growing need for comprehensive support for young adults in Dauphin County who have recently experienced their first episode of psychosis. The CAPSTONE program will utilize the collective resources of the PA Psychiatric Institute (PPI), Dauphin County MH/ID, Cause Management Unit (CMU) and the YWCA Greater Harrisburg to support clients and families experiencing First Episode Psychosis (FEP).

Learn more about these programs:

Suits to Careers

Dress for Success South Central PA

Supported Employment Substance Abuse Disorder

Supported Employment Substance Abuse Disorder is an evidence based service that assists Cumberland, Dauphin and Perry County community members (both men and women) with a drug & alcohol diagnosis obtain meaningful employment, while working toward eliminating barriers keeping them from being successful in the workplace.

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