Vocational Rehabilitation and Blind Services
Montana values people with disabilities in our workforce and our communities.
Montana Vocational Rehabilitation and Blind Services promotes opportunities for Montanans with disabilities to have rewarding careers and achieve maximum personal potential.
- We value informed choice; our staff guide, and the people we serve decide.
- We presume all people with disabilities, including those with the most significant disabilities, can work in competitive integrated settings with advancement opportunities.
- We believe work provides a sense of purpose.
- Our services promote the civil rights of each participant.
- We respect and value diversity.
- We value our ethical foundations of autonomy, beneficence, fidelity, justice, non-maleficence, and veracity.
- We promote healthy interdependence, independent living, and community integration.
- Collaborating with partners makes us stronger and more effective.
- We continually innovate and provide state of the art services
Individuals with disabilities seeking employment and their employers comprise our two primary customers. However, all society benefits when its citizens with disabilities are employed in their communities and earning livable wages.
Vocational Rehabilitation and Blind Services combines the general and the blind vocational rehabilitation programs in a single unit. Montana state law allows the combined approach, and it also requires separate services for blind and visually impaired clients. Follow the link to Blind and Low Vision Services on this page to find out more about that part of our program. Vocational Rehabilitation and Blind Services is part of the Disability Employment and Transitions Division of the Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services. The Acting Administrator of Vocational Rehabilitation and Blind Services as well as Disability Employment and Transitions is Chanda Hermanson-Dudley. Chanda may be reached via the contact links below.
Our Vocational Rehabilitation Counselors and Instructors must hold a master’s degree and the ability to sit for certification in order to be qualified for their jobs. These professionals are supported by other professionals including administrative support, specialists, program managers, supervisors, and trainees. All engage continuous improvement and personal development to hone their skills to a keen leading edge.
Our Central Office administrative staff is located in Helena.
111 North Last Chance Gulch, Suite 4C
PO Box 4210
Helena, MT 59604-4210
1 (877) 296-1197 (toll-free consumer line)
(406) 444-2590 (voice/TTY)
(406) 444-3632 (fax)
If you wish to contact us, please email us or contact your local office.