DMH Young Adult Resource Guide Employment Resources

Department of Mental Health Young Adult Resource Guide - Employment Resources

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Career Centers

Successful Employment Program (SEP) at South Shore Mental Health

  • 8 Hancock Court Quincy, MA 02171
  • SEP is a vocational program designed to support young adults in the process of searching for, obtaining and maintaining employment. They focus on building career paths by developing the young adult's abilities in their first experiences working. Services include 1:1 job coaching, peer support, social/recreational groups and vocational workshops.
  • Members: Ages 16-25 who reside in the South Shore area (Quincy, Milton, Hingham, Hull, Cohasset, Weymouth, Randolph, Scituate and Braintree) and are currently receiving or who have received mental health services over the past year.

Peer Education Recovery Center (PERC) – Metro Boston RLC



  • 3313 Washington Street, Suite 2 Jamaica Plain, MA 02130 Phone: (617) 788-1034
  • PERC is an employment focused, recovery learning community completely run by peers. They provide pre- and post-employment services, wellness services and recovery groups.
  • For more information about PERC and to see their schedule of events, visit the above link, click on the “Partners” tab at the top of the page, and then select “PERC.”

MRC Turning 22 Program

(617) 204-3851 or (800) 223 2559

  • supports/turning-22-independent-living-program.html
  • The Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission's Community Living Services established the Turning 22 (T22) Independent Living Program in 1986 to design and implement transition services for young people who have a severe physical disability with mobility impairment, and would like to live independently after high school graduation or turning 22.
  • The program is based on the philosophy that consumers are empowered to make their own decisions about their lives based on informed choice..

Transition to Adulthood Program

1 (800) 804-1899

  • The Transition to Adulthood (TAP) program is for young people with disabilities (14 to 22 years old) who are still in high school. The program will go at your pace and support you in your preparation for adulthood. Our aim is to empower you to make your own decisions about your future.

Easter Seals of MA Youth Transition Services

1-(800) 244-2756

  • (Offices in Worcester, Boston, and New Bedford)
  • Easter Seals Transition services focus on assisting youth with disabilities achieve personal growth and develop skills that will help them navigate educational, community and career settings. It is designed to ensure that the student will be provided the necessary skills and services to make a smooth transition from school to adult life with as little interruption as possible.


Partners for Youth with Disabilities


95 Berkeley Street Suite 109, Boston, MA 02116

(617) 556-4075

  • Partners for Youth with Disabilities (PYD) empowers youth with disabilities to reach their full potential by providing transformative mentoring programs, youth development opportunities, and inclusion expertise. They motivate youth to reach their personal, educational, and career goals.

Transitions ACR

Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research, Systems & Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC) Department of Psychiatry

University of Massachusetts Medical School - 222 Maple Avenue, Chang Building Shrewsbury, MA 01545

(508) 856-3075

  •  The Transitions ACR is a national effort that aims to improve the supports for youth and young adults, ages 14-30, with serious mental health conditions who are trying to successfully complete their schooling and training and move into rewarding work lives.

Reach Hire - Young Adults Building Careers in MA

Speaking of Hope

Promoting self-discovery and well-being in youth and young adults through shared experiences and resources.

Speaking of Hope

Asian American Civic Association (AACA)

87 Tyler St 5th floor Boston, Ma 02111

  • Asian American Civic Association (AACA) is a Multi-Service Provider that includes a Youth Services Center (18-24) serving residents with-in the Boston and Metro Boston Area. AACA provides a landscape of programs and services that Youth can access in order to successfully secure, retain and reengage into above living wage positions.
  • AACA’s in house job training programs Careers in Banking and Finance and Building Energy Efficient Maintenance Services provides pathways to career advancement and financial sustainability after completion of program.
  • AACA provides educational assistance, employment assistance, ESOL, housing assistance, social, economic, healthcare and behavioral health services.