Cape Abilities provides a wide variety of Employment Services designed to help adults with disabilities find and keep paid jobs on Cape Cod.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 70% of adults with disabilities who are willing and able to work are unemployed.
To watch a brief presentation about Cape Abilities services, click here.
Cape Abilities Businesses
Businesses owned and operated by Cape Abilities provide employment for people with disabilities in a variety of settings across Cape Cod.
School to Work Program
Assists special education students as they transition from school to employment. Cape Abilities helps individuals with disabilities find their first job.
Our Vocational Program helps participants find and keep jobs in the Cape Cod community that match theirs skill and interest level. The program includes Community Integrated Employment Services, which provides vocational support. Employers know they can rely on Cape Abilities to provide dependable, conscientious workers who receive:
- Situational Assessments designed to assess an individual’s interests and abilities in actual job settings across Cape Cod. Job Placement and Training Services enable people to find jobs matched to their own preferences and skills.
- Job Coaching to assist in job training and support, and coaches serve as a liaison between employers and employees. Follow-up supports ensure that individuals are able to maintain employment.
Work Center Employment
Our Work Center in Hyannis provides paid employment for individuals in a supported setting. The Work Center is a resource for local businesses, who contract with Cape Abilities for product assembly, mailings and other projects.
AbilityOne is a federal nonprofit agency whose mission is to create employment opportunities for people with severe disabilities. Providing employment opportunities to more than 45,000 people, the AbilityOne Program is the largest single source of employment for people who are blind or have other severe disabilities. Cape Abilities is one of 600 nonprofit organizations that participate in this program. Our AbilityOne contracts are at Air Station Cape Cod in Bourne and the Veterans Administration Clinic in Hyannis.
Click here to read an article about Cape Abilities work at Air Station Cape Cod in Bourne.
Click here to see photos of Cape Abilities work crew in action at Air Station Cape Cod.