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State Vocational Rehabilitation Agencies

Find state-based resources for connecting with candidates with disabilities. 

Every state has a vocational rehabilitation agency that is designed to help individuals with disabilities meet their employment goals. Vocational rehabilitation agencies assist individuals with disabilities to prepare for, obtain, maintain or regain employment.

State List of VR Agencies:

Alabama

Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (334) 293-7500
Toll-Free: (800) 441-7607
Toll-Free Restrictions: AL residents
Fax: (334) 293-7383
Website: http://www.rehab.alabama.gov/

Alaska

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (907) 465-2814
Toll-Free: (800) 478-2815
Fax: (907) 465-2856
Website: http://labor.alaska.gov/dvr/home.htm

Arizona

Rehabilitation Services Administration
Toll-Free: (800) 563-1221
TTY: (602) 340-7771 (Maricopa County)
TTY: (855) 475-8194 (outside Maricopa County)
Website: https://www.azdes.gov/RSA/

Arkansas

Rehabilitation Services Division
Phone: (501) 296-1600
Website: http://ace.arkansas.gov/arRehabServices/Pages/default.aspx

Division of Services for the Blind
Phone: (501) 682-5463
TTY: (501) 682-0093
Email: ACECommunications@arkansas.gov 
Website: https://arcareereducation.org/services/division-of-services-for-the-blind 

California

California Department of Rehabilitation
Phone: (916) 324-1313
TTY: (916) 558-5807
Website: https://www.dor.ca.gov/

Colorado

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (303) 866-4150,
Toll-Free: (866) 870-4595
Fax: (303) 866-4905, (303) 866-4908
TTY: (303) 866-4150
Website: https://dvr.colorado.gov/ 

Connecticut

Department of Aging and Disability Services, Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (860) 424-5005
Toll-Free: (800) 537-2549
Fax: (860) 424-4850
Website: https://portal.ct.gov/AgingandDisability/Content-Pages/Bureaus/Bureau-of-Rehabilitation-Services 

Delaware

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (New Castle County)
Phone: (302) 761-8275
TTY: (302) 761-8275
Website: https://dvr.delawareworks.com

District of Columbia

Department on Disability Services
Phone: (202) 730-1700
Fax: (202) 730-1843 / TTY: (202) 730-1516
Website: http://dds.dc.gov/

Florida

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (850) 245-3399
Toll-Free: (800) 451-4327
TTY: (850) 245-3399
Fax: (850) 245-3316

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Division of Blind Services
Phone: (850) 245-0300
Toll-Free: (800) 342-1828
Fax: (850) 245-0363
Website: http://dbs.myflorida.com

Georgia

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Phone: (866) 489-0001
TTY: (404) 232-1998
Fax: (404) 232-1800
Website: https://gvra.georgia.gov/

Hawaii

Vocational and Rehabilitation Agency
Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind Division
Phone: (808) 586-5275
Fax: (808) 586-9755
TTY: (808) 586-5288
Website: http://humanservices.hawaii.gov/vr/ 

Idaho

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (208) 334-3390
Website: http://www.vr.idaho.gov/

Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Phone: (208) 334-3220
Toll-Free: (800) 542-8688
Toll-Free Restrictions: ID residents only
Fax: (208) 334-2963
Website: http://icbvi.idaho.gov/ 

Illinois

Division of Rehabilitation Services
Toll-Free: (800) 843-6154
Toll-Free Restrictions: IL residents only
TTY: (800) 447-6404
Website: http://www.dhs.state.il.us/page.aspx?item=29736

Indiana

Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services
Toll-Free: (800) 545-7763
Fax: (317) 232-1240
Website: http://www.in.gov/fssa/2328.htm

Iowa

Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (515) 281-4211
Fax: (515) 281-7645
TTY: (515) 281-4211
Website: http://www.ivrs.iowa.gov/

Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
State Department for the Blind
Phone: (515) 281-1333
Toll-Free: (800) 362-2587
Toll-Free Restrictions: IA residents only
Fax: (515) 281-1263
TTY: (515) 281-1355
Website: https://blind.iowa.gov/

Kansas

Department for Children and Families
Phone: 1-833-765-2003
TTY: 785-296-1491
Website: http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/rs/Pages/default.aspx 

Services for people who are blind or visually impaired: http://www.dcf.ks.gov/services/RS/Pages/Blind.aspx 

Kentucky

Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (502) 564-4440
Toll-Free: (800) 372-7172
Website: https://kcc.ky.gov/Vocational-Rehabilitation/Pages/Kentucky-Office-of-Vocational-Rehabilitation.aspx 

Louisiana

Rehabilitation Services State Office
Phone: (225) 219-2225
Toll-Free: (800) 737-2958
Fax: (225) 219-2942,  (225) 219-4993
Website: http://www.laworks.net/WorkforceDev/LRS/LRS_Main.asp

Maine

Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (207) 623-6799
Toll-Free: (888) 755-0023
Fax: (207) 287-5292
TTY: (888) 755-0023
Website: http://www.maine.gov/rehab/index.shtml

Maryland

Division of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (410) 554-9442
Toll-Free: (888) 554-0334
Fax: (410) 554-9412
TTY: (410) 554-9411
Website: http://www.dors.state.md.us/

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Phone: (617) 204-3600
Toll-Free: (800) 245-6543
Fax: (617) 727-1354
TTY: (800) 245-6543
Website: https://www.mass.gov/vocational-rehabilitation 

State Commission for the Blind
Phone: (617) 727-5550
Toll-Free: (800) 392-6450
Fax: (617) 626-7685
TTY: (800) 392-6556
Website: https://www.mass.gov/orgs/massachusetts-commission-for-the-blind 

Michigan

Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (517) 373-3390
Fax: (517) 335-7277
TTY: (888) 605-6722
Website: https://www.michigan.gov/leo/0,5863,7-336-94422_28313_33142---,00.html

Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Services for Blind Persons 
Phone:  (517) 373-2062
Toll-Free: (800) 292-4200
Fax: (517) 335-5140
TTY: (888) 864-1212
Website: http://www.michigan.gov/lara/0,4601,7-154-61256_28313—,00.html

Minnesota

Department of Employment and Economic Development, Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Toll-Free: (651) 259-7114
Website: https://mn.gov/deed/job-seekers/disabilities/find-vrs/ 

State Services for the Blind
Phone: (651) 642-0500
Toll-Free: (800) 652-9000
Fax: (651) 649-5927
TTY: (651) 642-0506
Website: http://www.mnssb.org

Mississippi

Department of Rehabilitation Services
Toll-Free: (800) 443-1000
Website: http://www.mdrs.ms.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Missouri

Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (573) 751-3251
Toll-Free: (877) 222-8963
Fax: (573) 751-1441
TTY: (573) 751-0881
Website: https://dese.mo.gov/adult-learning-rehabilitation-services/vocational-rehabilitation 

Blind Services
Phone: (573) 751-4249
Fax: (573) 751-4984
Toll-Free: 1-800-592-6004
Website: https://dss.mo.gov/fsd/rsb/index.htm 

Montana

Montana Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (406) 444-2590
Toll-Free: (877) 296-1197
Fax: (406) 444-3632
TTY: (406) 444-2590
Website: https://dphhs.mt.gov/detd/vocrehab/ 

Nebraska

Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (402) 471-3644
Toll-Free: (877) 637-3422
Fax: (402) 471-0788
Website: http://vr.nebraska.gov/

Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Phone: (402) 471-2891
Toll-Free: (877) 809-2419
Fax: (402) 471-3009
Website: http://www.ncbvi.ne.gov/

Nevada

Department of Employment, Training and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation Division
Phone: (775) 684-4040
TTY: (775) 684-8400
Website: https://detr.nv.gov/Page/Rehabilitation_Division_Bureau_of_Vocational_Rehabilitation 

New Hampshire

Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (603) 271-3471
Toll-Free: (800) 299-1647
Fax: (603) 271-7095
Website: https://www.education.nh.gov/who-we-are/deputy-commissioner/bureau-of-vocational-rehabilitation

New Jersey

Commission for the Blind and the Visually Impaired
Phone: (973) 648-3333
Toll-Free: (877) 685-8878
Website: https://www.state.nj.us/humanservices/cbvi/services/vocation/ 

New Mexico

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (505) 954-8500 or (505) 954-8562
Toll-Free: (800) 224-7005
Website: https://www.dvr.state.nm.us/ 

New York

Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)
Toll-Free: (800) 222-5627
Website: http://www.acces.nysed.gov/vr 

State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
Toll-Free: (866) 871-3000
TTY: (866) 871-6000
Website: http://www.ocfs.state.ny.us/main/cbvh/

North Carolina

Division of Vocational and Rehabilitation Services
Toll-Free: (800) 689-9090
Fax: (919) 733-7968
TTY: 919-855-3579
Voice Phone: (919) 324-1500
Website: http://dvr.dhhs.state.nc.us/

North Dakota

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (701) 328-8950
Toll-Free: (800) 755-2745
Fax: (701) 328-8969
Website: http://www.nd.gov/dhs/dvr/index.html

Ohio

Opportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities
Phone: (614) 438-1200
Website: http://ood.ohio.gov/

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (405) 951-3400
Toll-Free: (800) 845-8476
TTY: (405) 951-3400 or (800) 845-8476
Website: http://www.okrehab.org/

Oregon

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (503) 945-5880
Toll-Free: (877) 277-0513
Fax: (503) 947-5010
Website: http://www.oregon.gov/DHS/vr/

Pennsylvania

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (717) 787-5244
Toll-Free: (800) 442-6351
TTY: (717) 787-4885 or (866) 830-7327
Website: https://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Disability-Services/ovr/Pages/default.aspx 

Blindness and Visual Services
Phone: (717) 787-6176
Toll-Free: (800) 622-2842
TTY: 717-787-4885
Website: http://www.dli.pa.gov/Individuals/Disability-Services/bbvs/Pages/default.aspx

Rhode Island

Office of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (401) 421-7005
TTY: (401) 421-7016
Website: https://ors.ri.gov/programs/vocational-rehabilitation-program 

South Carolina 

South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department 
Phone: (803) 896-6500 (Columbia area) 
Toll-Free: (800) 832-7526
TTY: (803) 896-6553
Website: http://www.scvrd.net/

South Dakota

Department of Human Services, Division of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (605) 773-3195
Fax: (605) 773-5483
Website: https://dhs.sd.gov/rehabservices/vr.aspx 

Tennessee

Division of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (615) 313-4891
Fax: (615) 741-6508
TTY: (615) 313-5695 or (800) 270-1349
Website: https://www.tn.gov/humanservices/ds/vocational-rehabilitation.html

Texas

Texas Workforce Solutions-Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Phone: 512-936-6400
TTY: (866) 581-9328
Website: https://www.twc.texas.gov/jobseekers/vocational-rehabilitation-services or Find your local VR office.

Utah

Utah State Office of Rehabilitation
Phone: (801) 538-7530
Toll-Free: (800) 473-7530
Fax: (801) 538-7522
TTY: (801) 538-7530
Website: https://jobs.utah.gov/usor/vr/index.html 

Services for people who are blind: https://jobs.utah.gov/usor/dsbvi/index.html 

Vermont

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (802) 241-1455
Toll-Free: (866) 879-6757
TTY: (802) 241-1455
Website: http://vocrehab.vermont.gov/

Virginia

Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services
Phone: (804) 662-7000
Toll-Free: (800) 552-5019
Fax: (804) 662-9532
TTY: (800) 464-9950
Website: https://www.virginia.gov/agencies/department-for-aging-and-rehabilitative-services/
Email: dars@dars.virginia.gov 

Washington

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (360) 725-3636
Toll-Free: (800) 637-5627
Fax: (360) 438-8007
TTY: (800) 637-5627 or (360) 725-3636
Website: http://www.dshs.wa.gov/dvr/

Department of Services for the Blind 
Phone: (800) 552-7103  
Website: http://www.dsb.wa.gov/
Email: info@dsb.wa.gov 

West Virginia

Division of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (304) 356-2060
Toll-Free: (800) 642-8207

State Rehabilitation Council: http://www.wv-src.org/ 

Wisconsin

Department of Workforce Development, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (608) 261-0050
Toll-Free: (800) 442-3477
Fax: (608) 266-1133
TTY: (888) 877-5939
Website: https://dwd.wisconsin.gov/dvr/

Wyoming

Department of Workforce Services, Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (307) 777-8650
Fax: (307) 777-5857
Website: http://www.wyomingworkforce.org/Pages/default.aspx

Territories

American Samoa 

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation 
Phone: (684) 699-1371
Website: http://americansamoa.gov

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (670) 322-6537
Fax: (670) 322-6536
TTY: (670) 322-6449
Website: http://www.ovrgov.net

Guam

Department of Integrated Services for Individuals with Disabilities
Phone: (671) 642-0022
Website: https://disid.guam.gov/ 

Puerto Rico

Administración de Rehabilitación Vocacional 
Phone: (787) 729-0160
Fax: (787) 728-8070
TTY: (787) 268-3735
Website: https://arv.pr.gov/Pages/default.aspx 

Virgin Islands

Division of Disabilities and Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (340) 774-0930 x4190
Fax: (340) 774-7773
TTY: (340) 776-2043
Website: http://www.dhs.gov.vi/disabilities/index.html

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