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Assisted Competitive Employment (ACE)

You don’t have to take the first step in starting your career alone.

For individuals impacted by a mental health diagnosis, the best approach to gaining workforce skills may be through group activities and community exposure. ACE, an Office of Mental Health (OMH) employment program, helps individuals gain important skills and social contacts through volunteer activities.

Our trained staff works directly with individuals to understand their needs and goals. The goal of this program is competitive employment, which means minimum wage or above for 20 hours or more a week. People advance at their own pace.

Once the program is completed, individuals will have the confidence and skill set to begin a fulfilling career journey.

Who Qualifies For ACE?

Any adult in the Livingston or Wyoming County area with a mental health diagnosis that is actively attending mental health counseling and struggles with the idea of work.

Signing Up

Individuals sign up typically through a mental health case manager, office for workforce development, housing case manager or social services, but people may also apply directly to intake. They will need to fill out an application, and we ask that they have a counselor and sign a release if we need to get in touch with them. We also need an up-to-date physical.

Testimonials from ACE Workers

“The ACE program provides an opportunity for individuals to contribute to the workforce and feel a sense of pride in themselves because of their accomplishments.”
Lisa Hewitt, community mental health nurse
“The ACE program gives an opportunity for all people to better themselves in the working community.”
Mary Goodenow, family care provider

Get in Touch

Contact us to learn more about Arc GLOW’s ACE program.

Jean Angililli