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Individual Placement and Support: CORE Professional Services

People We Serve

This program assists individuals in attaining competitive supported employment outcomes consistent with evidence-based practices and supported employment services.

Individuals aged 18 or older with documented Serious Mental Illness (SMI) or Serious and Persistent Mental Illness (SPMI) who are unemployed or underemployed due to their diagnosis.

Individuals in this program must live in Benton, Sherburne, Stearns, or Wright counties and be co-enrolled with Vocational Rehabilitation Services and CORE Professional Services, and must be referred to Rise by that program.

Program Activities

  • Career Exploration
  • Job placement and follow-up services
  • Resume and cover letter development
  • Job training and coaching
  • Case service coordination
  • Supported Employment
  • Job-seeking skills training
  • Benefits planning
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Services available in these counties

Referral Contact

Want to learn more about this program or work with a Rise staff member to see if this program is a good fit?

Maeta Burns-Penn
(651) 257-2281


3400 First St. North Suite #306 St. Cloud, MN 56303


Monday - Friday | 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Schedule and location of services determined by individual need.

Primary Funding Sources

  • Minnesota Vocational Rehabilitation Services
  • Ticket to Work
  • DEED VRS Funding
  • Individual Placement & Support (IPS) Funding

Transportation Options

  • Self-arranged / Private / Personal
  • Heartland Express

Other Considerations

Employment outcomes are matched to each person’s own customized employment plan which is created with the assistance of our team and is based on the individual’s interests, skills, and career goals.

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