15525 Mendota Avenue, P.O. Box 416, Redby, MN 56670

Main: 218.679.3350 | Toll Free: 888.404.0686 | Fax: 218.679.4317


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GINIW WAAKAA'IGAN

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION

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About us

Giniw Waakaa'igan RL Vocational Rehabilitation Services (RLVR) started operations for the Red Lake Nation in October, 1992. Our program's main objective is to work with American Indian people with disabilities to assist them with their employment needs. 

The purpose of the RLVR program is to assess, plan, develop and provide services to you, if you are eligible, in order to prepare you for employment, place you in a job and increase your independence and integration into the workplace and the community.

We work with multiple agencies and programs at the local, state and national levels. Our federal funding is received from the Rehabilitation Services Administration Department of Education - Washington, D.C.


Services Provided

  • Vocational Rehabilitation Services

    • A thorough and complete assessment to determine eligibility and rehabilitation needs

    • Counseling and guidance

    • Referrals and other support to secure needed services from other agencies

    • Job-related services including: job search, placement assistance, follow-along and follow-up services

    • Specialized support for individuals with the most severe disabilities that enables community involvement

    • Assistance with technology

  • Foster Grandparent Program

  • Senior Companion Program

  • Student Work Orientation

  • CPR/First Aid/AED Training


Service Information

There must be an employment outcome for a person to receive vocational rehabilitation services. The services provided are time limited and planned services as recorded on an individualized employment plan. Services are provided if support is not already available from another source (i.e. Job Club or the Workforce Center) and addressed if there is a disability-related impediment (barrier) to employment. 


Service Eligibility

  • Enrolled member of a federally-recognized Indian tribe

  • At least 18 years of age

  • Must have proof of residency on the Red Lake Indian Reservation

  • Have a physical, mental, emotional or learning disability that presents a substantial barrier to employment

  • Need RLVR services to prepare for a job, obtain and/or maintain employment

  • Be able to benefit from services that will assist you


To Apply

  • Click the Request Services button below to register for an account, fill out a pre-screen questionnaire (which will let you know what other programs, available at Oshkiimaajitahdah, you may be eligible for) and to begin the intake process

             Request Services

  • Contact our office to obtain a paper application and ask any questions you may have


Please note that based on current regulations, Giniw Waakaa'igan RL Vocational Rehabilitation (RLVR) is given 60 days to make an eligibility determination. RLVR will review your situation, receive your application, explain the program and services available, collect your medical information and determine if they recommend program and service eligibility.


Contact Information

Give us a call at (218) 679-3350 option 6, toll free: (888) 404-0686






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