Vocational Rehabilitation Services

All of the following agencies listed are tax payer funded programs that is designed to help you become independent and to become employed if you so desire.

Remember that you are your advocate and if someone tells you that you can’t do something because of your disability, you are entitled to hearings and appeals as well as an advocate to speak for you

When working with your local vocational department it is important to keep in mind the mutual benefit between you and your agency. How will you benefit the agency if they provide the equipment and training that you need.

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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.

The following list includes links to websites and other contact information for vocational rehabilitation (VR) agencies in U.S. Territories.

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 

Alaska

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (907) 465-2814
Toll-Free: (800) 478-2815
Fax: (907) 465-2856
Website

Arizona

Rehabilitation Services Administration
Toll-Free: (800) 563-1221
TTY: (602) 340-7771 (Maricopa County)
TTY: (855) 475-8194 (outside Maricopa County)
Website

Arkansas

Rehabilitation Services Division
Phone: (501) 296-1600
Website
Arkansas Department of Human Services
Division of Services for the Blind
Phone: (501) 682-5463
TTY: (501) 682-0093
Fax: (501) 682-0366
Website 

California

California Department of Rehabilitation
Phone: (916) 324-1313
TTY: (916) 558-5807
Website

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

Connecticut

Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (860) 424-4844
Toll-Free: (800) 537-2549
Fax: (860) 424-4850
Video Phone: (860) 920-7163
Website
Vocational Rehabilitation Division
State Board of Education and Services for the Blind
Phone: (860) 602-4000
Toll-Free: (800) 842-4510
Fax: (860) 602-4020
TTY: (860) 602-4221
Website

Delaware

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (New Castle County)
Phone: (302) 761-8275
TTY: (302) 761-8275
Website
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (Delaware)
Division for the Visually Impaired
Phone: (302) 255-9800
Fax: (302) 255-4441
Fax (eye reports only): (302) 255-9921
TTY: (302) 255-9854
Website

District of Columbia

Department on Disability Services (District of Columbia)
Phone: (202) 730-1700
Fax: (202) 730-1843
TTY: (202) 730-1516
Website

Florida

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (850) 245-3399
Toll-Free: (800) 451-4327
TTY: (850) 245-3399
Fax: (850) 245-3316
Website
Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Division of Blind Services
Phone: (850) 245-0300
Toll-Free: (800) 342-1828
Fax: (850) 245-0363
Website

Georgia

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
Phone: (866) 489-0001
TTY: (404) 232-1998
Fax: (404) 232-1800
Website

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

Idaho

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (208) 334-3390
Website
Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
State 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

Illinois

Division of Rehabilitation Services
Toll-Free: (800) 843-6154
Toll-Free Restrictions: IL residents only
TTY: (800) 447-6404
Website

Indiana

Division of Disability and Rehabilitative Services
Toll-Free: (800) 545-7763
Fax: (317) 232-1240
Website

Iowa

Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (515) 281-4211
Fax: (515) 281-7645
TTY: (515) 281-4211
Website
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

Kansas

Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services                                                                                                                       Phone: 785-368-7471                                                                                                                                                                 Toll-Free: 1-866-213-9079
Fax: 785-368-7467                                                                                                                                                                 TTY: 785-368-7478
Website

Kentucky

Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (502) 564-4440
Toll-Free: (800) 372-7172
Website
Vocational and Rehabilitation Agency
State Office for the Blind
Phone: (502) 564-4754
Toll-Free: (800) 321-6668
Website

Louisiana

Rehabilitation Services State Office
Phone: (225) 219-2225
Toll-Free: (800) 737-2958
Fax: (225) 219-2942,  (225) 219-4993
Website

Maine

Bureau of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (207) 623-6799
Toll-Free: (888) 755-0023
Fax: (207) 287-5292
TTY: (888) 755-0023
Website

Maryland

Division of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (410) 554-9442
Toll-Free: (888) 554-0334
Fax: (410) 554-9412
TTY: (410) 554-9411
V.P. 443-453-5981
Website

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission
Phone: (617) 204-3600
Toll-Free: (800) 245-6543
Fax: (617) 727-1354
TTY: (800) 245-6543
Website
Vocational Rehabilitation Agency
State Commission for the Blind
Phone: (617) 727-5550
Toll-Free: (800) 392-6450
Toll-Free Restrictions: MA residents only
Fax: (617) 626-7685
TTY: (800) 392-6556
Website

Michigan

Michigan Commission for the Blind
Phone: (517) 373-2062
Toll-Free: (800) 292-4200
Fax: (517) 335-5140
TTY: (888) 864-1212
Website
Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (517) 373-3390
Fax: (517) 335-7277
TTY: (888) 605-6722
Website

Minnesota

State Services for the Blind
Phone: (651) 642-0500
Toll-Free: (800) 652-9000
Fax: (651) 649-5927
TTY: (651) 642-0506
Website
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Toll-Free: (651) 259-7114
Website

Mississippi

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Toll-Free: (800) 443-1000
Website

Missouri

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (573) 751-3251
Toll-Free: (877) 222-8963
Fax: (573) 751-1441
TTY: (573) 751-0881
Website
Rehabilitation Services for the Blind
Phone: (573) 751-4249
Fax: (573) 751-4984
Toll-Free: 1-800-592-6004
Website

Montana

Montana Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (406) 444-2590
Toll-Free: (877) 296-1197
Fax: (406) 444-3632
TTY: (406) 444-2590
Website

Nebraska

Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
Phone: (402) 471-2891
Toll-Free: (877) 809-2419
Fax: (402) 471-3009
Website
Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (402) 471-3644
Toll-Free: (877) 637-3422
Toll-Free Restrictions: NE residents only
Fax: (402) 471-0788
Website

Nevada

Rehabilitation Division (Northern Nevada)
Phone: (775) 684-4040
TTY: (775) 684-8400
Website
Rehabilitation Division (Southern Nevada)
Phone: (702) 486-5230
TTY: (702) 486-1018
Website

New Hampshire

Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (603) 271-3471
Toll-Free: (800) 299-1647
Fax: (603) 271-7095
Website

New Jersey

Commission for the Blind and the Visually Impaired
Phone: (973) 648-3333
Toll-Free: (877) 685-8878
Website

New Mexico

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (505) 954-8500 or (505) 954-8562
Toll-Free: (800) 224-7005
Website

New York

State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped
Toll-Free: (866) 871-3000
TTY: (866) 871-6000
Website
Adult Career and Continuing Education Services – Vocational Rehabilitation (ACCES-VR)
Toll-Free: (800) 222-5627
Website

North Carolina

Division of Vocational and Rehabilitation Services
Toll-Free: (800) 689-9090
Fax: (919) 733-7968
TTY: 919-855-3579
VP: (919) 324-1500
Website

North Dakota

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (701) 328-8950
Toll-Free: (800) 755-2745
Fax: (701) 328-8969
Website

Ohio

Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (614) 438-1200
Website 

Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (405) 951-3400
Toll-Free: (800) 845-8476
TTY: (405) 951-3400 or (800) 845-8476
Website

Oregon

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (503) 945-5880
Toll-Free: (877) 277-0513
Fax: (503) 947-5010
Website

Pennsylvania

Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (717) 787-5244
Toll-Free: (800) 442-6351
TTY: (717) 787-4885 or (866) 830-7327
Website
Blindness and Visual Services
Phone: (717) 787-6176
Toll-Free: (800) 622-2842
TTY: 717-787-4885
TTY (2): 866-830-7327
Website

Rhode Island

Vocational and Rehabilitation Agency
Phone: (401) 421-7005
TTY: (401) 421-7016
Website

South Carolina

South Carolina Vocational Rehabilitation Department Phone: (803) 896-6500 (Columbia area)
Toll-Free: (800) 832-7526
TTY: (803) 896-6553
Website

South Dakota

Division of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (605) 773-3195
Fax: (605) 773-5483
Website

Tennessee

Vocational Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (615) 313-4891
Fax: (615) 741-6508
TTY: (615) 313-5695 or (800) 270-1349
Website

Texas

Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services
Toll-Free: (800) 628-5115
TTY: (866) 581-9328
Website

Utah

Utah State Office of Rehabilitation
Phone: (801) 538-7530
Toll-Free: (800) 473-7530
Fax: (801) 538-7522
TTY: (801) 538-7530
Website

Vermont

Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (802) 241-1455
Toll-Free: (866) 879-6757
TTY: (802) 241-1455
Website

Virginia

Department of Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (804) 662-7000
Toll-Free: (800) 552-5019
Fax: (804) 662-9532
TTY: (800) 464-9950
Website

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
Department of Services for the Blind (DSB)
Is the statewide vocational rehabilitation (VR) program serving people that are blind, low vision or low vision and hearing impaired.  We are part of the national VR system, a title IV  program and are a core partner in the states WorkForce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) state plan.
• DSB provides all VR service categories and includes a residential
• Orientation and Training Center (OTC) for newly blind residents.
• DSB has 6 field offices serving all parts of Washington state.
• DSB is funded through the Department of Education (DOE),the Rehabilitation Services Administration(RSA) and state matched funds.
Phone: (800) 552-7103
Website

West Virginia

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

Wisconsin

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (608) 261-0050
Toll-Free: (800) 442-3477
Fax: (608) 266-1133
TTY: (888) 877-5939
Website

Wyoming

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (307) 777-8650
Fax: (307) 777-5857
Website
 

TERRITORIES

American Samoa

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (684) 699-1371 or (684) 699-4234
Website

Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana

Islands
CNMI Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (670) 322-6537
Fax: (670) 322-6536
TTY: (670) 322-6449
Website

Guam

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
Phone: (671) 642-0022
Website

Puerto Rico

Vocational Rehabilitation Administration
Phone: (787) 729-0160
Fax: (787) 728-8070
TTY: (787) 268-3735
Website

Virgin Islands

Division of Disabilities and Rehabilitation Services
Phone: (340) 774-0930 x4190
Fax: (340) 774-7773
TTY: (340) 776-2043
Website

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