• Enable
  • Chelton Loft
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Outpatient Services



Enable provides opportunities for individuals with disabilities to reach their full potential by finding and retaining a job in the community, working alongside their neighbor.


  • We value the dignity of work and the self-esteem it brings to the people we serve
  • We value the voice of individuals we serve—they know best what they want for their lives
  • We value partnership—we are better together

We are committed to supporting equal employment opportunities for people with a wide spectrum of abilities through partnerships with vocational rehabilitation agencies such as NJ Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) and NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD); educational institutions including high schools, colleges/universities and with employers in a variety of industries.

Click here to find a detailed list of ENABLE services.


ENABLE assists people with disabilities to find and maintain jobs in the community through a network of support services. Support is tailored to meet the individual needs of each participant and is offered through every phase of the job search. Our staff helps facilitate career goals, decided by the client and their DVR counselor. Staff assists with completing job application forms, providing escort for job interviews, travel instruction and helping to orient clients to the workplace and supervisory expectations. Enable also provides Individualized training at the job site and long-term follow-up.

Benefits Counseling

Benefits counseling is offered to individuals receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI or SSA.) We help clients and their families understand how their benefits will be affected by working.

Job Search

Placement Specialists work with clients to develop a career plan, search for job leads, assist with job applications, interview preparation and provide escorts to job interviews. The Placement Specialist may also provide guidance with work attire, grooming, and interview skills. The amount of time it takes to conduct a job search varies, depending on the type of job, amount of work experience, schedule and transportation restrictions, and applicant flexibility.

Travel Instruction

Employment Specialists work with clients on how to use and navigate public transportation. For those clients that drive, the Employment Specialist will assist in mapping out the best route.

Job Coaching

The Employment Specialist orients and trains the client on-site or off-site, depending on the clients' situation.

Follow-Up Support & Advocacy

Clients receiving supported employment services, will be contacted monthly for as long as they remain working.

Replacement/Career Advancement

(Supported Employment Only) Placement Specialists assist clients who lose their jobs, and are still eligible for services, to find another job. When a new job is obtained, the Employment Specialists provide job coaching for a new assignment or promotion.

Pre- ETS fee-for-service

High school students with disabilities between the ages of 14-21 who are registered with the DVR work one-on-one with an ENABLE Placement or Employment Specialist in job exploration, workplace readiness, self-advocacy, and/or a work-based learning opportunity.

Community-Based Work Evaluations

CBWE is designed for individuals looking to sample jobs. Funded through the DVR, ENABLE provides opportunities and job coaching in the community for individuals to learn new skills and better determine what type of career path they will take. A Community Based Work Evaluation is an assessment to determine an individual’s work related skills, behaviors, interests, abilities, strengths, aptitudes and barriers to determine level of support needs for competitive, integrated employment.

The CBWE is done in an employment setting with the highest level of integration possible, and is a tool to assist in identifying vocational goals. THE CBWE will determine if a particular type of job is appropriate and if the individual has the academic, physical, cognitive ability, interpersonal skills social skills and motivation to do the job. The CBWE is particularly valuable when the person has never worked, never worked outside of a sheltered environment, evidence of significant impairments and youth, those 24 and under. A CBWE takes place over the course of six days utilizing three sites, the ENABLE employee and client work at each site for 2 days. ENABLE currently has a variety of sites to sample jobs within the clerical, warehouse, and arts fields.


Ellen Blake

Ellen Blake

Youth Services Program Manager


Matt Broderick

Employment Specialist


Lindsey Crean

District Supervisor/Senior Job Developer


Shane Meininger

Employment Specialist


Dan Perrelli

Senior Employment Specialist


Rosanne Vernon

District Supervisor/ Placement Specialist

The Chelton Loft

A Place for Us

Men and women coping with serious mental illness want a place where they can go, receive help and training, and develop a sense of community. They have such a place at Chelton Loft.

We are located in Harlem, open to adults who , have a history history of serious mental illness, with or without chemical dependency, and those with a history of homelessness can come to The Chelton Loft six days a week. 

Members and staff work together to create an environment that supports people’s growth and development.

To become a member an individual must have been diagnosed with a mental illness, be 18 years or older, and live in New York City. The Chelton Loft charges no fee to join. 

Members have the option of participating in Chelton Loft’s four main units:

  • The Administrative / Membership Unit

Members have the opportunity to assist in providing the day to day support of the Clubhouse. Members have the opportunity to work with intake and orientation, member outreach, bulk mailing and copying projects, clerical, reception desk, record keeping and data entry. 

  • Wellness

Our Wellness unit  offers workshops on health-related topics including tobacco cessation, medical diagnoses, integrated co-occurring disorders, tai chi, martial art movement, mindfulness and more. Members have the opportunity to attend local events and take part in advocacy initiatives and grant research. 

All work within the unit is based on the Eight Dimensions of Wellness as defined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual. In addition there is a fitness studio available for daily use.

  • The Café Unit

The Café is responsible for preparing all meals and snacks for the Clubhouse. Because we are wellness focused we use fresh ingredients including herbs picked from our window garden in each and every meal!

In this unit members also have the opportunity to work on inventory, learn about food safety and nutrition and food shopping. 

The Café Unit is also responsible for the overall maintenance of the clubhouse.

  • Career Advancement

The Career Advancement Unit provides all levels of support for members seeking employment–from assistance with developing resumes to practicing interview skills, job search and placement.

When a Member begins working he/she continues to receive support and stays connected with the Clubhouse. Our Members work at local businesses including T.J. Maxx, Verizon, God’s Love We Deliver and NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene. Members who are interested in furthering their education receive the same level of support—whether working towards a TASC, college degree or vocational certification.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Chelton Loft or know someone who might qualify as a member, please call us at 212.727.4360. 

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Building on its longtime leadership in vocational rehabilitation, Fedcap Rehabilitation Services provides a full range of workforce development services for individuals with disabilities from career assessment through work readiness training leading to job placement and post-employment support.

The Career Exploration and Community Based Workplace Assessment provides participants with an experience to identify realistic vocational goals. These services include: gathering an accurate, detailed description of the consumer’s educational and work history, interest/academic/aptitude evaluations, assessing workplace behaviors, detailed vocational exploration, and engaging significant people in their lives such as spouses, friends, siblings, parents, counselors or teachers.

Work Readiness assists individuals to increase their soft skills necessary to maintain employment such as appearance, time management, business etiquette, communication with co-workers and supervisors, dealing with constructive criticism and conflict resolution. Self-Advocacy for Employment enables a person to learn to advocate for their rights at the workplace through understanding the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and methods of self-advocacy for reasonable accommodations on the job.

Job Placement is an individualized customized process to match career goals to employment. This includes job seeking assistance such as resume preparation, job interview skill development, and engaging in job search leading to competitive employment in the community.

Individuals who need sector-based training in specific fields, can access our Career Design School including training in Culinary Arts, Custodial Services, Security, Microsoft Office Suite, Network Support Specialist, Customer Service, Home Health Aide, and OSHA Certification.

For further information, please contact: Esther White, Director of Vocational Rehabilitation at 646-902-3594 or ewhite@fedcap.org

Fedcap Behavioral Health Services

Outpatient Services to Improve Mental Health

Fedcap Behavioral Health Services is committed to improving the lives of individuals struggling with mental illness.

Each day, individuals with mental illness work through feelings of anxiety, guilt, shame, often fractured family relationships, and uncomfortable social interactions. They are challenged to obtain and maintain employment. And every day they must face the stigma and judgment that comes from a society that does not fully understand mental illness.

Fedcap Behavioral Health provides outpatient psychotherapy, group and individual counseling, and medication management to assist those we serve in reclaiming their lives. And, once stabilized, we assist our clients in obtaining work readiness and career training, job placement and post placement supports. What we do is making a difference.

Our licensed and certified clinicians understand the importance of comprehensive and engaging assessments, effective and doable treatment plans and ongoing support in meeting clinical goals. They are skilled in identifying strengths and leveraging the many assets of those we serve. Many of our staff are bilingual.


Fedcap Behavioral Health Services is located at 1011 Washington Avenue, Bronx. The hours of operation are Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Services are on a sliding fee scale and we accept private pay, Medicaid, Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare and commercial insurance.

For more information, please contact Lucia Beato – lbeato@fedcap.org or (718) 585-4205 or Daline Ferreira – dferreira@fedcap.org or (718) 764-5139.