Evaluation of the EmployMe! Training Program for People with Disabilities

From 2007 to 2009, the Heldrich Center conducted an evaluation of the EmployMe! program established by the New Jersey Institute of Technology under a grant from the Henry H. Kessler Foundation. The EmployMe! program provided training to individuals with disabilities to help them obtain information technology jobs. The Center’s evaluation featured a quasi-experimental design that compared the employment outcomes of participants with those of similar individuals who did not participate in the program.

Evaluation of a Vocational Model for Persons with Severe Mental Illness in Somerset County, New Jersey

The Heldrich Center was under contract with Somerset County in central New Jersey to conduct an independent evaluation of the Mental Health Association in New Jersey's (MHANJ) model for assisting people with mental illnesses to become employed. MHANJ implemented supported employment supplemented by a support network of peer counselors who work with people with serious and persistent mental illness to help them return to work.