The Guidance Center Vocational Assistance Program
3 South 6th Avenue
Mt. Vernon, New York 10550
Contact Person: Edward McKay
Phone Number: (914) 663-8798
Fax Number: (914) 663-7966
Web address:
Number of Yrs in Service: 10 years

The Vocational Assistance Project (VAP) provides Vocational Rehabilitation Services in Westchester County to individuals recovering from alcohol or other substance abuse. Funded through OASAS, individuals who are engaged in treatment throughout the county are referred for a vocational assessment when appropriate and recommendations are made to assist in vocational planning. The recommendations can then be incorporated into each clients' individual treatment plans and worked on collaboratively with their treatment team toward the outcome of community reintegration.


 Disabilities Served: *

Hearing Impaired   Visually Impaired  
Emotional / Psychiatric   Traumatic Brain Injured  
Developmental Disabilities   Physical Disabilities  
Learning Disabilities   Autism  
Medically Fragile    
Other Disabilities: * Substance Abuse


Ages Served: *

0 to 5   22 to 65 (*ages 18 to 65) x
6 to 21   65 and over (*when needed) x

Recreation Services Provided:

Arts   Team Sports  
Biking    Tennis  
Camps   Theater  
Dance   Videography  
Horseback Riding   Wheelchair Sports  
Martial Arts   Writing  
Music   Yoga  
Social   Swimming  
Other Recreation:


Education Services Provided:

Early Intervention   High School  
Pre-School   Post Secondary  
Elementary/Middle School   Pre-Vocational  
Professional   Assessments  
Other Education:


Transportation Services Provided:

Public   Travel Training  
Other Transportation:


Housing Services Provided:

Group Homes   Supported Apartments  
Other Housing:


Legal / Support / Advocacy Services Provided:

Guardianship   Assessments  
Pooled Trusts   Disability Rights Advocacy  
Supplemental Needs Trust   Disability Support Groups  
School Advocacy   Sexuality Awareness Counseling  
Other Legal / Support / Advocacy Services:

Medical Services Services Provided:

Clinical Services   Nutrition Counseling  
Dental   Psychiatric Psychological Services  
Adaptive Technology   Speech Therapy  
Occupational Therapy   Physical Therapy  
Other Medical Services:

Vocational Services Services Provided:

Diagnostic Vocational Evaluation x Sheltered Employment  
Vocational Training   Supported Employment  
Pre-Vocational Training   Competitive Employment  
Vocational Counseling x    
Other Vocational Services: Referrals must be made through an OASAS funded program (Alcohol, Drug Free, or Methadone Maintenance) to receive services.