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Supported Employment

Target Community & Educational Services, Inc.’s (Target) Supported Employment Program provides comprehensive and individualized job training, placement and on-going support for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, helping Marylanders with disabilities earn a competitive wage in the community while enriching the area workforce. Target partners with local businesses to provide competitive, integrated work experiences.

Beginning with job development assistance and continuing with job coaching support, we tailor this service to each client's unique needs.
The Supported Employment Program focuses on helping each individual improve
his/her skill level and teaches the importance of staying focused and completing tasks.

Target also coordinates volunteer placement for clients that not only provides valuable training that improves their employability, but also provides a means for these individuals to contribute positively to the community in which they live. Target maintains extensive case management files for each client, ensuring that individual vocational goals are met and provides direct on site client supervision as needed.

Target’s clients work for a variety of local employers including traditional, entry-level positions with retail stores, child care centers, car dealerships, restaurants, professional offices, government agencies and various private businesses. These employers report that Target’s clients are more reliable when compared to many other workers in showing up on time, working hard and receiving consistent supervision and support.


Supported Employment: Carroll County

Since 1987, Target has assisted individuals with disabilities to find and maintain competitive employment in Carroll County, Maryland. Target demonstrates vocational supports by acting as an advocate for each client, encouraging active participation in the job development process and by providing hands-on job coaching. For more information, please contact Danielle Davis, Supported Employment Manager for Carroll County, at or call 410-848-9090, ext. 42.


Supported Employment: Montgomery County

Target Community & Educational Services, Inc.’s (Target) Supported Employment Program in Montgomery County began in 1999 with only six clients. Today, the organization provides customized, long-term vocational support for over seventy individuals with disabilities. This program broadens employment options through comprehensive, individualized career exploration, job training, placement and ongoing support as needed for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. Target's Supported Employment Program broadens employment options through on-the-job support and job coaching.

Our clients work in volunteer services, giving back to the community and in paid positions throughout Montgomery County and Washington, D.C. Our clients are employed in businesses that include restaurants, hotels, retail establishments, and grocery stores. They also work as paid employees and interns in a variety of county, state and federal government positions. These individuals become valued team members of their organizations. The ultimate vocational goal is to provide the training and job support services necessary to assist clients in developing and enhancing their skills, enabling them to secure and maintain gainful employment.

For more information about the Montgomery Supported Employment Program, please contact Keturah Buchanan, Director of Vocational Services, Montgomery County, at or 240-632-1434, ext. 14.


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Carroll County Office | 111 Stoner Avenue, Westminster MD 21157
Phone: (410) 848-9090 / 888-831-3476 | Fax: (410) 848-7409

Montgomery County Office | 438 N. Frederick Avenue, Suite 325, Gaithersburg, MD 20877
Phone: (240) 632-1434 | Fax: (240) 632-1189