With the addition of PLUS NeuroRehabilitation to NeuroRestorative in October, came an exciting vocational opportunity for program participants in Delran, New Jersey with CAFÉ PLUS. The working coffee shop is open to the public and is run by participants alongside a cognitive rehabilitation therapist. The ‘grab and go’ style café offers a variety of coffees, teas and other beverages, as well as snacks, breakfast and lunch items.
“CAFÉ PLUS gives participants a competitive employment opportunity, allowing them to fine-tune their skills and prepare for re-entry to the workforce,” said Stacy Hill, Vice President of Operations for PLUS NeuroRehabilitation.
In addition to CAFÉ PLUS, PLUS NeuroRehabilitation, soon to be known as NeuroRestorative New Jersey, has several other vocational programs. The PLUS Work Crew program is designed for individuals who are in the process of learning basic vocational skills in a controlled environment and includes activities such as light housekeeping, kitchen and office tasks. Other individuals may have the option of part-time employment or volunteering for local organizations in the community.
“Vocational opportunities established and run by brain injury rehabilitation programs have been found to be extremely effective and we aim to continue this model of success. “ said Hill.
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