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Individual Placement and Support

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a model of supported employment for people with serious mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia spectrum disorder, bipolar, depression). IPS supported employment helps people living with behavioral health conditions work at regular jobs of their choosing. Although variations of supported employment exist, IPS refers to the evidence-based practice of supported employment. Mainstream education and technical training are included as ways to advance career paths. IPS is based on 8 principles.

In 2022, Vera French’s IPS program became a pilot site recognized by the Iowa Department of Human Services, the Eastern Iowa Mental Health & Disability Services Region & Iowa Vocational Rehab.

For more information visit the Carol Center (808 N. Harrison Street, Davenport), fill out the referral form, or contact:

Mindi Yost, Employment Manager

(563)322-5276 ext 8113

Email the referral form to

IPS Referral form 

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