TTW Administrative Employment Network (Admin EN) Services

For more information send us an email at info@thechoicegroup.com

The Choice Group was formed in 1998 as an Employment Services Organization (ESO) providing a range of employment services to the state Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) agencies. After becoming an Employment Network (EN) in 2009, we were one of the original six (6) ENs that collaborated with VR to develop the Partnership Plus program in Virginia. That was the start of a close working relationship with VR regarding the Ticket to Work (TTW) program and the importance of Work Incentives counseling for beneficiaries in the VR system. Through active involvement in the National Employment Network Association (NENA) and the National Association of Benefits and Work Incentives Specialists (NABWIS), we have had the opportunity to form close working relationships with VR, the Social Security Administration (SSA), and the Ticket Program Manager (TPM), and participate in numerous state and national Proofs of Concept (POCs).

During the COVID-19 crisis The Choice Group will remain open providing services and information to our clients.  Please contact your Vocational Counselor directly or reach our main office by phone (804) 278-9151/ (877) 374-5312 or email TTW@TheChoiceGroup.com
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In 2014, we recognized that other Community Rehabilitation Programs (CRPs) or ESOs were interested in participating in the TTW program without actually becoming ENs. Partnering with VR to identify CRPs/ESOs that were vendors to VR and provided high quality services to individuals with disabilities, we developed our first Administrative EN (AEN) Agreement. Since then we have provided services and support to a variety of organizations, both in Virginia and numerous other states. These Partner Affiliates include one or more of the following:

  • Centers for Independent Living (CIL)

  • College/University

  • Community Rehabilitation Program (CRP)

  • Community Services Board (CSB)

  • Employer

  • Employment Network (EN)

  • State and Local government human service agency

Key Staff
Chris Lavach

 

Chief Executive Officer and Director of Community Services

Chris.Lavach@thechoicegroup.com

Rachel Hoffman

Ticket to Work Manager

Rachel.Hoffman@thechoicegroup.com

Next Steps

We welcome the opportunity to explore your needs and how we could partner to meet them. Please contact Rachel Hoffman at Rachel.Hoffman@thechoicegroup.com

Services

Through the development of customized AEN Agreements to meet the needs of our Partner Affiliates, we have provided a range of services which may include:

  • Comprehensive in-person or video-conference orientation

  • Resource binder

  • Work Incentives Counseling

  • Federal benefits subject matter experts

  • Career Counseling

  • EN Mentoring

  • Financial Wellness Services

  • Ongoing Employment Supports

  • Secure Portal to facilitate communication and document submission/access

  • Bi-monthly group training

  • Individual training to include secure screen-sharing

  • Access to national disability recruiter

  • Timely submission of payment requests and TTW revenue disbursement

  • Facilitation and monitoring of the suitability process

Mission

The mission of The Choice Group is a commitment to excellence in meeting our clients’ needs, while foremost respecting their individuality and right to make life choices.

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The Choice Group’s Vocational Counselors are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

to provide employment supports to clients who are working or seeking employment.

The Choice Group’s administrative office is open Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Toll Free (877) 374-5312  /  Phone: (804) 278-9151

Address: 4807 Radford Ave # 106, 

Richmond, VA 23230

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