Through EmpowerOne, individuals with disabilities build the skills and independence needed to have long-term success in employment and be a real part of their community. Depending on what you want and need in your life at this time, we have a number of services stages – from foundation and skill-building, to on-the-job training, to employment and independent connection in the community.
We offer all services in Milwaukee County and Supported Employment in Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington Counties for people eligible for or with long-term care funding who have a goal of employment and want to connect with their community. Services are typically provided through long-term care and referral from a Family Care Manager or IRIS Consultant or through the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) and a referral from your DVR Counselor.
We have a dedicated 40+ person team that provides training and support to see you achieve and thrive in employment and connection to others in our community. Relationships are important and through a broad network of over 200 employer and community partners we create opportunities for learning, training, employment and a meaningful life. To begin, staff meets one-on-one with you, your family and other supports you may have to help you determine what your next steps should be..
If you want to learn more or want help mapping out a best starting point and path, please contact Theresa Brugger, Manager of Community Employment & Connections.
Northern Milwaukee County
James O. Wright Center for Work & Training
6055 North 91st Street
Milwaukee, WI 53225
Southern Milwaukee County
Goodwill Center for Work & Training – Southwest Campus
5400 South 60th Street
Greendale, WI 53129
Mission Support Center
Tel: (414) 847-4200
James O. Wright Center forWork & Training
Tel: (414) 353-6400
Metropolitan Chicago -
Tel: (312) 994-1440