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Successful Employment Program (SEP) is a vocational program designed to support young adults (16-25 yrs) who are dealing with mental health challenges, in the process of searching for, finding and maintaining competitive employment, Services include but are not limited to: vocational assessments, 1:1 job coaching, peer support, and vocational skills groups, as well as access to various social activities.
TRACS offers multiple opportunities for young adults and their families to receive support and establish meaning, connection and purpose in their lives. This is done in a strengths-based, young adult-centered, culturally sensitive manner within the young adults' community. TRACS focuses on aspects of young adults' lives that are easily overlooked such as relationships, wellness, spirituality, family, employment, recreation and more. A key component of TRACS is the inclusion of young adult peer mentors on staff. The peer mentors offer their firsthand experiences of living with and overcoming mental health issues to support and assist the young adults they are teamed up with on their road to recovery. TRACS services are available to young adults ages 16-25 who experience mental health or co-occurring mental health and substance use issues.
To be eligible for TRACS, young adults must live in one of the following areas:
South Suburban DMH area - Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Hull, Milton, Norwell, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate, Weymouth.
Southwest Suburban DMH area - Canton, Dedham, Foxboro, Medfield, Millis, Needham, Newton, Norfolk, Norwood, Plainville, Sharon, Walpole, Wellesley, Weston, Westwood, Wrentham.
Note: Young adults do not need to be eligible for services from the Department of Mental Health to be eligible for TRACS.
Photovoice, a project of Transition Resources and Community Supports, provides young adults with cameras to document their experiences, needs and hopes. Participants write brief narratives to explain the meaning and context of the photographs through their own eyes.
A unique blend of advocacy, self-discovery and photojournalism, the program's participants use cameras and accompanying narratives to record their lives and through this creative outlet strive to promote positive change in their lives and communities. Over the past few years the program has had several participants who have contributed countless photos and stories- which have been on display in several places, including the Massachusetts State House.
Note: Participants must be part of the TRACS program.