Career Counseling Information and Referral for Subminimum Wage Individuals

This information will help 14(c) employers coordinate Career Counseling Information and Referral Services (CCIR) to individuals employed at Subminimum wages. Each of the authorized Vendors listed below provides CCIR Services and may begin services upon request. The list will be updated regularly as more providers are approved, so be sure to check back often.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Please prioritize the individuals who began participating in subminimum wage employment after July 22, 2016. These individuals should be included in the first group of classes.

  1. It is the 14(c) employer’s responsibility to schedule the courses with approved trainers from the list on this web page. Local VR offices are not involved in this process.
  2. VR is paying for a four-hour course. The CCIR trainer and the 14(c) employer should work together to determine when and how the course will be provided. For example: you could offer a one-hour class on four separate days in one week, or a two-hour class on two days in one week, or other appropriate ways that meet individual needs. It is the employer's responsibility to make sure all individuals who need the class are registered and participate.
  3. The 14(c) employer is authorized by APD/AHCA to bill for their regular services during this class time, as it is expected that there will be staff available to assist and support the CCIR Trainer’s activities.
  4. It is in the best interests of all involved for the employer to make space and supports available for their customers who need the training. This eliminates the complication of transportation for customers.

You can download and print the Building Careers...One Person At a Time one-page flyer as a handout for your training. It provides an overview of the VR supported employment program and services.
Building Careers...One Person At a Time Flyer (PDF)
Building Careers...One Person At a Time Flyer (RTF)

If you have any questions, visit our Career Counseling Information and Referral for Subminimum Wage Individuals Frequently Asked Questions webpage, or contact Jan Pearce at Jan.Pearce@vr.fldoe.org

Approved Career Counseling Information and Referral Trainers

Office Location Map

All Inclusive Employment and Services
Serving: Hernando, Paso Counties
Contact: Cheryl Curry
(352) 403-4836
jobs@allinclusiveemployment.org

Angel of Life Services, Inc.
Serving: Alachua, Brevard, Duval, Hillsborough, Marion, Miami-Dade, Orange, Sarasota, Suwannee Counties
Contact: Eugene Porter, Jr.
(352) 553-9870
angeloflifeservices@gmail.com

Bailes Consulting Services
Serving: Statewide
Contact: Jennifer Fretz-Smith
(561) 346-3676
jfretzsmith@bailesconsulting.org

Best Buddies International, Inc.
Serving: Broward, Miami-Dade Counties
Contact: Cary Ombres
(407) 898-0787
CaryOmbres@bestbuddies.org

Bishop Grady Villas, Inc.
Serving: Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole Counties
Contact: Desiree Robles
(407) 361-7710
drobles@bishopgradyvillas.org

C Individuals Transition to Work, Inc.
Serving: Broward, Indian River, Martin, Miami-Dade, Okeechobee, Palm Beach,
St. Lucie Counties
Contact: Cheryel Edney/Walford Campbell
(561) 603-0431
cheryeledney@gmail.com
walfordc@yahoo.com

Citrus Levy Marion Regional Workforce Development Board, Inc
Serving: Citrus, Levy and Marion counties
Contact: Brenda Chrisman
(352) 873-7991
BChrisman@careersourceclm.com

Community Rightful Center
Serving: Broward, Charlotte, Collier, Glades, Hendry, Lee, Manatee, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach, Sarasota Counties
Contact: Roseline Louis XVI
(954) 815-1192
rlouisxvi@communityrightfulcenter.org

EmployU, Inc.
Serving: Statewide
Contact: Keith Bourkney
(407) 782-1199
kbourkney@emplyu.org

Gulfstream Goodwill Industries, Inc
Serving: Palm Beach
Contact: Susan Bykofsky
(561) 848-7200
bykofsky@gulfstreamgoodwill.org

Health and Life Educational Enterprises, Inc.
Serving: Statewide
Contact: Terri Rose
(561) 507-7028
haleestea@gmail.com

Inclusive Services, Inc.
Serving: Pasco, Pinellas, Hernando, Hillsborough Counties
Contact: Daniel Acheson
(813) 690-5061
DJAcheson@hotmail.com

Innovative Academy, Inc.
Serving: DeSoto, Hardee, Highlands, Hillsborough, Polk Counties
Contact: Roderick Henderson
(813) 756-9352
roderick@innovativeacademyFl.com

Interfaith Humanitarian Services, Inc.
Serving: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Martin,
Miami-Dade, Monroe, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Palm Beach, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole, St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Union, Volusia Counties
Contact: Dominique Mathurin
(407) 779-1613
dawminique@yahoo.com

JS Provider Services, Inc.
Serving: Broward, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach Counties
Contact: Janice Johnson
(754) 214-8137
jsprovider@yahoo.com

Mega Social Enterprise Inc.
Serving: Statewide
Contact: Lydia Bogans
(352) 577-9731
info@megasocialenterprise.com

New Image Wellness Center, Inc.
Serving: Bay, Calhoun, Escambia, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Hamilton, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Liberty, Leon, Madison, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Suwannee, Taylor, Wakulla, Walton, Washington Counties
Contact: Anessa Canidate
(850) 321-6343
newimagewellnesscntr@gmail.com

Promise Community Services of Florida, Inc.
Orange, Seminole Counties
Contact: Erma Dennard
(407) 731-9566
Erma08@cfl.rr.com

Restore Hope Resources
Serving: Statewide
Contact: Marisa Meier
1-800-716-8799
mhunt-svp@jobmarketexpert.com

Space Coast Center for Independent Living, Inc.
Serving: Brevard, Indian River Counties
Contact: Rosemary Miles
(321) 633-6011
rmiles@sccil.net

The ARC of Florida
Serving: Statewide
Contact: Deborah Linton
(850) 921-0460
deborah@arcflorida.org

The Arc of Palm Beach County
Serving: Palm Beach County
Contact: Kristie Giles
(561) 842-3213 ext. 150
kgiles@arcpbc.org

The Grow Group
Serving: Alachua, Baker, Bradford, Brevard, Charlotte, Citrus, Clay, Collier, Columbia, DeSoto, Dixie, Duval, Flagler, Gilchrist, Glades, Hardee, Hendry, Hernando, Highlands, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lake, Lee, Levy, Manatee, Marion, Martin, Nassau, Okeechobee, Orange, Osceola, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, Putnam, Sarasota, Seminole,
St. Johns, St. Lucie, Sumter, Union, Volusia Counties
Contact: Devin O'Connor
(813) 402-4018
admin@thegrowgroup.org

The Lighthouse Group Beacon of Hope
Serving: Miami-Dade
Contact: Arraven Musgrove
(786) 231-4298
arravenmusgrove@yahoo.com

The Potter's House Community Development Empowering Center
Serving: Duval County
Contact: Annette Newsome
(904) 394-0876
anewsome@tphcdec.org

United Cerebral Palsy of South Florida Charter Schools
Serving: Broward, Miami-Dade, and Palm Beach counties
Contact: Pam Miller
(305) 728-1544
Pammiller@uco-ucpsfl.org

Who Got Game
Serving: Statewide
Contact: Kraig McHardy
(772) 201-2238
kmchardy@whogotgame.org