Vocational Rehabilitation and Blind Services Mission and Vision



Our mission is real jobs with real wages.  We maximize the potential for Montanans with disabilities to prepare for, obtain, retain, and advance in the same high-quality jobs and high demand careers as persons without disabilities.  We deliver employment services consistent with an individual's strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice.


Youth and adults with disabilities face many disadvantages in employment, including when working for others or in self-employment.  VRBS reverses those disadvantages with high quality and timely employment services. Moreover, VRBS champions competitive integrated employment, that is, quality jobs in the community for wages comparable to others performing the same work.  Very deliberately, VRBS presumes all people with disabilities, including those with the most significant disabilities, can work in competitive integrated settings In addition, VRBS cultivates many partnerships including those with Community Rehabilitation Programs, Centers for Independent Living, tribal vocational rehabilitation programs, high schools, colleges, and workforce development programs.  Our primary partner is the State Rehabilitation Council, which reviews, analyzes, and advises VRBS.  And last but not least, VRBS serves employers and Montana’s business community.  Workers with disabilities contribute a great deal to Montana’s workforce.  We seek and apply employer input and the latest labor and management information to inform people with disabilities so that they can make choices based on job-driven information.

State Policies & Initiatives: 
  • Department of Rehabilitation Services
  • Employer Engagement
  • Segregated Day & Employment Services
  • Cross-Agency Collaboration / Partnerships
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