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Delaware Plan for Supporting People with Mental Health, Substance use Disorders in Finding Employment

February 27, 2015

During remarks on his policy agenda for 2015, Delaware Governor Jack Markell has announced a statewide plan for Delawareans to thrive amidst a changing economy that strengthens statefunded education and employment initiatives. As part of the statewide plan, Markell cited two new recently launched programs within the Department of Health and Social Services to promote increased job opportunities for people with disabilities. The Pathways to Employment program, funded through a §1915(i) State Plan Amendment, will provide support to youth with disabilities in planning careers. The PROMISE program, funded through a Section 1115 demonstration waiver, will provide specialized employment supports to adults with mental health needs and substance use disorders. Markell announced that both programs are expected to launch this year. Learn more about the Delaware plan.