WorkLink is a program that braids community employment and life engagement services. The goal is to enable individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) to work while receiving wrap-around day supports, as needed. Started in 1996, WorkLink is a program of TransCen, Inc. and is based in San Francisco.
WorkLink clients do not have to give up day supports when deciding to pursue work. In addition to helping individuals establish and maintain meaningful community relationships, day supports are used to discover and explore vocational goals and job options. This information then helps guide individuals’ employment planning process.
Boeltzig-Brown, Heike and ThinkWork! at the Institute for Community Inclusion at UMass Boston, "CLE Promising Practices: Braiding Community Employment and Life Engagement Services" (2017). All Institute for Community Inclusion Publications. 45.