Jeff Industries, Inc. ® 115 East Coast Ave. Hypoluxo,FL 33462
Component I : Recruitment Drop-in- Center
The A.M.I.G.O.S. Drop-in Center offers 100+ adults social, recreational, supportive education, consumer self-help, networking and peer support activities (job club and wellness group) as well as referral services.
Our objective is to develop the motivation to work and to also instill the basic skill sets and mental stability to function in a normalized work environment. The Supportive Employment Continuum consists of four components.
Component II : Entry Level Employment
Entry Level Employment offers introduction to work skills development, interpersonal skills and paid vocational training (trades and general assembly) in a least restrictive, psycho-sensitive, normalized, low pressure environment.
The Affirmative Enterprises offers a variety of supported employment opportunities within Jeff Industries Affirmative Enterprises (i.e. sign making, wood working, janitorial, embroidery, graphic design and direct to garment print service).
Component III : Affirmative Enterprises Employment
This component provides a paid work experience in a normalized environment while earning minimum wage. Participants work on improving problems and barriers which have been preventing them from securing and maintaining employment under the supervision of a Job Coach.
Component IV : Community Based Job Placement
This component offers participants the opportunity to secure and maintain community-based employment in an integrated work setting. A Job Coach/ Placement Specialist will assist each individual in preparing for interviews, obtaining employment, and will regularly follow-up to ensure the success of the placement.
In the event a placement is unsuccessful, a "safety net" is in place to allow the participant the option of transition into an alternative component.
The Palm Haven Housing project offers permanent, supportive and affordable housing for 10 adults with mental illness.
Pathway to Graduation
The Pathway to Graduation assists at-risk ESE youth with severe emotional, behavioral and cognitive challenges enrolled in the Ed Venture Charter School to prepare and transition to post-secondary options. A full time transitional specialist provides transition services for post-secondary preparedness. She facilitates transition groups and employment readiness.This person also collaborates with community agencies and monitors community transition.
Agency programs are contracted by Southeast Florida Behavioral Health Network, Palm Beach County Board of County Commissioners, United Way of Palm Beach County and private donations. The agency also derives support through the operation of non-profit Affirmative Businesses which provide paid employment and vocational training in normalized environments.