Vocational Rehabilitation

What is Vocational Rehabilitation?

The Samish Nation Vocational Rehabilitation Program assists American Indians with disabilities to prepare for, achieve and maintain employment. Services are custom designed to fit each individuals needs.

Counseling and employment services to help Native Americans with disabilities become employed.

Contact us today if you or someone you know might qualify or call to make an appointment and a Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor will meet you at one of the locations below or at a convenient location.  Clients are seen by appointment only.

Samish Vocational Rehabilitation Brochure

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Artist: Bill Bailey


Goal statement

Operate a culturally appropriate Vocational Rehabilitation program that will provide services to American Indians/Alaskan Natives with disabilities who reside in the Samish Indian Nation’s service delivery area, consistent with their individual strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, and informed choices, so that they may prepare for and engage in gainful employment, including self-employment, telecommuting, and business ownership.

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Services we can provide to help gain employment (partial list)

  • Career counseling
  • Job training
  • Provide specialized equipment
  • Medical appointments
  • Interpreters for the deaf
  • Referral to mental health services
  • Referral to drug & alcohol services
  • Job placement services
  • Job retention services
  • Cultural awareness & healing

Samish Vocational Rehabilitation provides and supports traditional healers, spiritual counseling and other culturally related activities that support Native Americans in their employment goals.

Stop in our office or make an appointment and we’ll meet you at a convenient location!