RCS Empowers, Inc.
Our pre-employment and exploration services empower people to develop employability skill sets through a variety of opportunities. This may include work in our production areas completing packaging, light assembly, and other subcontract work. We also offer janitorial work within our building.
Employment classes and Job Club offer opportunities to learn about the world of work, develop job-seeking skills, identify employment strengths and interests, and prepare individuals for employment in the community. This is done through small and large group classes, guest speakers, visits to area businesses, and volunteering in the community.
This program supports career development for Social Security disability beneficiaries age 18 through 64 who want to work. The Ticket to Work Program is free and voluntary and helps people with disabilities progress toward financial independence.
People receiving Social Security and other benefits need to understand what happens to their benefits when they decide to pursue an employment opportunity. At RCS, we have a Benefits Specialist on staff that can help with understanding how earnings may affect your disability benefit payments, healthcare, and other publicly funded benefits.
IPS is an evidence-based model of supported employment/education that follows 8 practice principles based on a 25 point fidelity scale. It is a strength-based and outcome focused approach to vocational rehabilitation for people with serious mental health and/or co-occurring substance use disorders.
The IPS program is offered in partnership with the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation as well as Sheboygan County Health and Human Services.
RCS provides an array of services to children and adults with disabilities including Birth to Three, Day Services, After Hours Special Events, and Employment Services which can include job exploration, preparation, placement, and job coaching.