Next to family, work is the cornerstone of our life.
Established in 1979, Unlimited Potential based in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., works with individuals who are in recovery after experiencing a mental illness. The organization officially affiliated with Northern Rivers Family of Services on July 1, 2019.
Mental illness can shake the confidence and disrupt a life, but with community support and a structured environment like Unlimited Potential, people are able to regain their confidence and employment. Unlimited Potential works to increase the vocational opportunities of individuals with mental illness by providing training and employment services.
Vocational counselors guide each individual through the employment process, promoting success along the way. Each individual’s service plan is person-centered and includes any or all of the following: job search assistance, job interviewing skills, on-the-job training, ongoing intensive job coaching, skills training, and follow-along services to encourage success.
When individuals come to Unlimited Potential, the vocational counselors conduct an assessment and develop a plan of action to assist individuals in reaching their employment potential. Our vocational programs function as tools to help individuals with barriers to employment determine realistic job goals and provide assistance to achieve them while establishing ongoing supports for the duration of employment.
Services we offer include:
- Behavioral Health Home and Community-Based Services, or HCBS, are available for people age 21 and older who are enrolled in a Medicaid managed care health and recovery plan (HARP) and found eligible after completing the NYS eligibility assessment.
- Business Services are offered at competitive pricing for businesses and include assembly operations, fulfillment services, and bulk mailing.
- Golden Club, our senior social club, is a day program serving eligible individuals who are older than 50 and who have a psychiatric disability. The mission is to reduce isolation and increase social interaction through a variety of social, physical, and educational activities.
- Peer Supports emphasize independence and self-reliance and help develop the skills needed to function in the community outside of the mental health system.
- School-to-Work Transition Services support students as they move from high school to the work world and I don’t life. We assess students vocational strengths and abilities, independent living skills, and social and interpersonal skills.
- Vocational Evaluation use individual testing programs help find what types of careers work best for each person well considering personality, capabilities, attitudes, and educational backgrounds.
- Vocational Rehabilitation use training and counseling for workplace success.