Supported Employment

To create a path from disability to capability by providing exceptional services so people of all ages can work, play, learn, achieve personal goals, and live meaningful lives.

Supported Employment is a service that assists an individual with a disability to gain and maintain employment in the competitive workplace. Currently, Horizons employs 6 Employment Specialists who work with just over 100 service recipients. Together, they write resumes, complete applications, attend interviews, train on job skills, communicate with supervisors and secure transportation.  Funding for this service can come through the Medicaid Waiver program with the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, Vocational Rehabilitation or the Social Security Ticket to Work program.  Businesses in the community that employ some of our service recipients include: McDonald’s, WalMart, TJMaxx, Lowe’s, Publix, Gulf Coast Enterprises, Pizza Hut, Okaloosa County Property Appraisers office, Wendy’s, Cap’t D’s, Red Lobster and many others.