Chapter 11: Rehabilitation and Independent Living


Section 7: Rehabilitation Agencies in Other States


Alabama Department of Rehabilitation Services

2129 E. South Blvd.
Montgomery , AL 36116

Voice: 

334-281-8780

Toll Free: 

800-441-7607

Fax: 

334-281-1973

Alaska Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Department of Labor and Workforce Development 801 W. 10th St., Ste. A
Juneau , AK 99801

Voice: 

907-465-2814

Toll Free: 

800-478-2815

Fax: 

907-465-2856

Arizona Rehabilitation Services Administration

Email: +AZRSA@azdes.gov

1789 W. Jefferson Street
Phoenix , AZ 85007

Voice: 

602-542-3332

TTY: 

602-542-6049

Fax: 

602-542-3778

Arkansas Rehabilitation Services

525 W. Capitol Avenue
Little Rock , AR 72201

Voice: 

501-296-1600

TTY: 

501-296-1600

Toll Free: 

800-330-0632

California Department of Rehabilitation

Email: ExternalAffairs@dor.ca.gov

721 Capitol Mall, P O Box 944222
Sacramento , CA 95814

Voice: 

916-324-1313

TTY: 

916-558-5807

Colorado Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

1575 Sherman St., 4th Fl.
Denver , CO 80203

Voice: 

303-866-4150

TTY: 

303-866-4150

Toll Free: 

866-870-4595

Fax: 

303-866-4905

Connecticut Bureau of Rehabilitation Services

Email: evelyn.knight@po.state.ct.us

Department of Social Services
25 Sigourney St., 11th Fl.
Hartford , CT 06106

Voice: 

860-424-4844

Toll Free: 

800-537-2549

Connecticut Board of Education and Services for the Blind

Email: BESB@PO.STATE.CT.US

184 Windsor Ave.
Windsor , CT 06095

Voice: 

860-602-4000

TTY: 

860-602-4221

Fax: 

860-602-4020

DC Rehabilitation Services Administration

Email: dds@dc.gov

1125 15th Street, NW
Washington , DC 20005

Voice: 

202-730-1700

TTY: 

202-730-1516

Fax: 

202-730-1843

Delaware Department of Labor

Email: director@dvr.state.de.us

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation
4425 N. Market St., P.O. Box 9969
Wilmington , DE 19809

Voice: 

302-761-8275

Fax: 

302-761-6633

Florida Division of Blind Services

325 W. Gaines St., Rm. 1114, Turlington Bldg.
Tallahassee , FL 32399

Voice: 

850-245-0300

Toll Free: 

800-342-1828

Fax: 

850-245-0363

Florida Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

2002 Old St. Augustine Rd., Bldg. A
Tallahassee , FL 32301

Voice: 

850-245-3399

TTY: 

850-245-3399

Toll Free: 

800-451-4327

Georgia Department of Labor Rehabilitation Services

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency Office
2 Peachtree Street, 6th Floor, Vocational Rehabilitation Program Office
Atlanta , GA 30303

TTY: 

Call GA Relay 711

Toll Free: 

866-489-0001

Hawaii Department of Human Services

Email: info@hawaiivr.org

Vocational Rehabilitation and Services for the Blind
1901 Bachelot Street
Honolulu , HI 96817

Voice: 

808-586-9744

Fax: 

808-586-9755

Idaho Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Email: rthomas@vr.idaho.gov

650 W. State St., Rm. 150
Boise , ID 83720

Voice: 

208-334-3390

Toll Free: 

800-856-2720

Fax: 

208-334-5305

Illinois Department of Human Services

Office of Rehabilitation Services
623 E. Adams St., P.O. Box 19429
Springfield , IL 62794

TTY: 

800-447-6404

Toll Free: 

800-843-6154

Indiana Family and Social Services Administration

Division of Disability, Aging and Rehabilitative Services
402 W. Washington St. W-451, P.O. Box 7083
Indianapolis , IN 46207

Voice: 

317-232-1252

Toll Free: 

800-545-7763

Fax: 

317-232-1240

Iowa Department for the Blind

524 Fourth St.
Des Moines , IA 50309

Voice: 

515-281-1333

TTY: 

515-281-1355

Toll Free: 

800-362-2587

Fax: 

515-281-1263

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Serves severely disabled American Indians living in Kay, Noble, Logan, Pawnee, Lincoln, Payne, and Pottawatomie counties. Services include vocational counseling, training, higher education assistance, job placement, assistive devices, and transportation during rehabilitation.

524 Fourth St.
Des Moines , IA 50309

Voice: 

515-281-4311

Fax: 

515-281-7645

Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services

915 S.W. Harrison St.
Topeka , KS 66612

Voice: 

785-296-3959

TTY: 

785-296-1491

Fax: 

785-296-2173

Kentucky Office for the Blind

275 E. Main Street, Mail Stop 2EJ
Frankfort , KY 40601

Voice: 

502-782-3414

Toll Free: 

800-321-6668

Fax: 

502-564-2951

Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation

Email: wfd.vocrehab@ky.gov

Cabinet for Human Resources Building
275 East Main Street, Mail Stop 2E-K
Frankfort , KY 40621

Voice: 

502-564-4440

TTY: 

888-420-9874 Toll Free - (in KY)

Toll Free: 

800-372-7172 (in KY)

Fax: 

502-564-6745

Louisiana Rehabilitation Services

627 N. 4th St., P.O. Box 91297
Baton Rouge , LA 70821

Toll Free: 

800-737-2958

Fax: 

225-219-4993

Maine Bureau of Rehabilitation Services

150 State House Station
Augusta , ME 04333

Voice: 

207-623-6799

Toll Free: 

888-755-0023

Fax: 

207-287-5292

Maine Division for the Blind and Visually Impaired

150 State House Station
Augusta , ME 04333

Voice: 

207-624-5120

TTY: 

800-633-0770 Toll Free
207-624-5314

Toll Free: 

800-760-1573

Fax: 

207-624-5133

Maryland Division of Rehabilitation Services

Email: dors@dors.state.md.us

2301 Argonne Dr.
Baltimore , MD 21218

Voice: 

410-554-9442

TTY: 

410-554-9411

Toll Free: 

888-554-0334

Massachusetts Commission for the Blind

600 Washington Street
Boston, MA 2111

600 Washington Street
Boston , MA 02111

Voice: 

617-727-5550

TTY: 

800-392-6556 Toll Free - (Mass. only)

Toll Free: 

800-392-6450 (Mass. only)

Fax: 

617-626-7685

Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission

600 Washington Street
Boston , MA 02111

Voice: 

617-204-3600

TTY: 

617-204-3868

Toll Free: 

800-245-6543

Fax: 

617-727-1354

Michigan Commission for the Blind

Bureau of Services for Blind Persons
201 N. Washington Square, 2nd Fl., P.O. Box 30652
Lansing , MI 48909

Voice: 

517-373-2062

TTY: 

517-373-4025
888-864-1212 Toll Free

Toll Free: 

800-292-4200

Fax: 

517-335-5140

Michigan Rehabilitation Services

Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Growth
201 N. Washington Square, 4th Floor, P.O. Box 30010
Lansing , MI 48909

TTY: 

888-605-6722 Toll Free

Toll Free: 

800-605-7277

Fax: 

517-335-7277

Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development

Rehabilitation Services Branch
332 Minnesota St., Ste. E200, First National Bank Building
St. Paul , MN 55101

Voice: 

651-296-5616

TTY: 

651-296-3900
800-657-3973 Toll Free

Toll Free: 

800-328-9095

Fax: 

651-297-5159

Missouri Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Email: info@vr.dese.mo.gov

3024 Dupont Cir.
Jefferson City , MO 65109

Voice: 

573-751-3251

TTY: 

573-751-0881

Toll Free: 

877-222-8963

Fax: 

573-751-1441

Missouri Rehabilitation Services for the Blind

Missouri Department of Social Services
615 Howerton Ct., P.O. Box 2320
Jefferson City , MO 65102

Voice: 

573-751-4249

TTY: 

800-735-2966 Toll Free

Fax: 

573-751-4984

Montana Vocational Rehabilitation

Email: VRinfor@mt.gov

111 North Last Chance Gulch, Ste 4C
P.O. Box 4210
Helena , MT 59604

Voice: 

406-444-2590

Toll Free: 

877-296-1197

Fax: 

406-444-3632

Nebraska Department of Education

Email: VR.InfoLincoln@nebraska.gov

Vocational Rehabilitation
3901 N 27th St, Ste 6, P.O. Box 94987
Lincoln , NE 68521

Voice: 

402-471-3644

Toll Free: 

877-637-3422 (Nebraska Only)

Fax: 

402-471-0788

Nevada Department of Employment, Training & Rehabilitation

3016 W. Charleston, Ste 200
1933 N. Carson St., Carson City, NV 89713
Las Vegas , NV 89713

Voice: 

702-486-5230

TTY: 

702-486-5217
775-684-0360

Fax: 

775-684-0400

New Hampshire Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Email: Amy.Clark@doe.nh.gov

Business Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday thru Friday

Department of Education
21 South Fruit Street, Suite 20
Concord , NH 03301

Voice: 

603-271-3537

TTY: 

603-271-3471

Toll Free: 

800-581-6881

Fax: 

603-271-3816

New Hampshire Vocational Rehabilitation

Email: Lisa.Hatz@doe.nh.gov

21 South Fruit Street, Suite 20
Concord , NH 03301

Voice: 

603-271-3471

Toll Free: 

800-299-1647

Fax: 

603-271-7095

New Jersey Department of Human Services

Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired
153 Halsey St., 6th Fl., P.O. Box 47017
Newark , NJ 07101

Voice: 

973-648-3333

Toll Free: 

877-685-8878

Fax: 

973-648-7364

New Jersey Department of Labor

Email: dvradmin@dol.state.nj.us

Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services, LWD Building 10th Floor
P.O. BOX 398, John Fitch Plaza
Trenton , NJ 08625

Voice: 

609-292-5987

TTY: 

609-292-2919

Fax: 

609-292-8347

New Mexico Commission for the Blind

2905 Rodeo Park Dr., E. Bldg. 4, Ste. 100
Santa Fe , NM 87505

Voice: 

505-476-4479

Toll Free: 

888-513-7968

Fax: 

505-476-4475

New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

435 St. Michael's Dr., Bldg. D
Santa Fe , NM 87505

Voice: 

505-954-8500

TTY: 

800-224-7005

Toll Free: 

800-224-7005

Fax: 

505-954-8562

New York Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped

Ellicott Square Building
295 Main Street, Room 590, (mail goes to room 545)
Buffalo , NY 14203

Voice: 

716-847-3516
716-773-1252 Buffalo Outstation

TTY: 

716-847-3500

North Carolina Division of Services for the Blind

2601 Mail Service Center
309 Ashe Ave., Fisher Bldg.
Raleigh , NC 27699

Voice: 

919-733-9822

TTY: 

919-733-9769

Toll Free: 

866-222-1546

North Carolina Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services

2801 Mail Services Center
Raleigh , NC 27699

TTY: 

919-855-3579
919-324-1500 Video

Toll Free: 

800-689-9090

Fax: 

919-733-7968

North Dakota Disability Services Division

Email: dhsvr@nd.gov

Vocational Rehabilitation
1237 West Divide Avenue Suite #1B
Bismarck , ND 58501

Voice: 

701-328-8950

TTY: 

701-328-8968

Toll Free: 

800-755-2745

Fax: 

701-328-8969

North Dakota Vision Services/School for the Blind (NDVS/SB)

Email: gbornsen@nd.gov

500 Stanford Rd.
Grand Forks , ND 58203

Voice: 

701-795-2700

Toll Free: 

800-421-1181

Fax: 

701-795-2727

Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS)

Email: info@okdrs.gov

The Oklahoma Department of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) expands opportunities for employment, independent life and economic self-sufficiency by helping Oklahomans with disabilities bridge barriers to success in the workplace, school and at home.

To connect to the DRS office in your area call 800-487-4042.

  • Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR): Employment services for people with any disability, except blindness.
  • Division of Visual Services (DVS): Employment and independent living services for people who are blind or visually impaired.
  • Disability Determination Division: Determines medical eligibility for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
  • Oklahoma School for the Deaf: Educational programs for children who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • Oklahoma School for the Blind: Educational programs for children who are blind or visually impaired.

Counselors and technology specialists provide assistive technology evaluations, devices and services to agency clients based on individual needs related to achievement of employment goals. They also help employers locate appropriate adaptive equipment for employees with disabilities. Contact your local Vocational Rehabilitation or Visual Services counselor for information. See DRS Offices Statewide, Rehabilitation section for contact information.

DRS provides vocational rehabilitation, employment and limited independent living services to eligible individuals with disabilities. Medical equipment, assistive technology and related services may be provided if they are part of the Individual Plan for Employment (IPE) developed with a vocational rehabilitation client. In some cases assistive technology devices and services may be provided for independent living purposes.

Assistive technology services which may be available based on a person's eligibility and plan of service include evaluation for assistive technology needs, recommendations for suitable equipment, worksite evaluation for adaptive equipment needs and training in use of specialized equipment.

Current DRS clients should discuss assistive technology needs with their DRS counselors. Applications for DRS services can be made by contacting local DRS offices. See DRS Offices Statewide, Rehabilitation and Independent Living section.

State Office
3535 N.W. 58th St., Ste. 500
Oklahoma City , OK 73112

Voice: 

405-951-3400

Toll Free: 

800-845-8476

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