If you are looking for a job, ENABLE CAN HELP YOU! We understand the importance of having a job and the dignity of work! We will tailor all of the support we provide to meet your specific employment needs. Once you secure a job, we will support you in keeping it!


Benefits Counseling

If you are currently receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Income (SSDI or SSA.) we can provide you with benefits counseling. We will help you and your family members understand how your benefits will be affected by working. For more information on how working affects benefits see: http://www.ssa.gov/disability/

Finding the Right Job

Our Placement Specialists will work with you to develop a career plan, help to find job leads, assist with job applications, prepare you for your interview and if you wish, escort you to your job interview. The Placement Specialists will 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 you want, the amount of work experience you have, and any transportation restrictions you may have. It is your option to disclose or not disclose a disability with your potential employer; you can discuss this with your Placement Specialist.

Getting to Your New Job

Our staff will teach you how to use public transportation to get to your new job. If you plan to drive to work, we will help you map out the best route. Additional resources for travel instruction are available at: www.njtip.org

Coaching You to be Successful on the Job

Our staff will train you to be successful on the job! Your job coach can talk with you about things like how to dress, how to share concerns at work, and be proactive in resolving issues at work. We will not leave you until you are confident in your job responsibilities.

Follow-Up Support and Advocacy

Staff from ENABLE are never more than a phone call away.  If you are receiving supported employment services, you will be contacted monthly for as long as you remain working. If you are receiving short term services, coaching ends at the completion of the training period. You can contact your DVR counselor if you need additional services. Job Replacement and Career Advancement

Job Replacement and Career Advancement

We want you to succeed and reach your career goals. Sometimes a job works well and sometimes it does not. If you need to find a new job, we will help. If you are promoted and need support, we will help.

Community-Based Work Evaluations

ENABLE offers Community Based Work Evaluations for individuals looking to experience different types of jobs.   We will provide opportunities for you to learn new skills and better determine what type of career path you want to take. A Community-Based Work Evaluation helps you to determine your work-related skills, interests, abilities, strengths and aptitudes, and barriers. This will help determine level of support you might need for competitive, integrated employment.  This evaluation will help match you with the right job. This evaluation will be especially helpful if you have never worked outside of a sheltered environment. ENABLE currently has a variety of sites to sample jobs within the clerical, warehouse, and arts fields.

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:

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. 

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 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.

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

The Fedcap Behavioral Health Center at 1011 Washington Ave. in Bronx, NY closed in July 2022. Mental health services are now provided at the same location by Montefiore Behavioral Health Services. Please call 929-285-4800 or visit the clinic for further information.

If you are experiencing an emergency, please call 911 or go to your nearest emergency room.

Client records from Fedcap Behavioral Health Center may be obtained by by emailing Fedcap Rehabilitation’s Records team at Fedcaprecords@fedcap.org.