New Millennium Employment Innovations

People We Serve

This program is available to adults aged 18 and older who are residents of Pine, Isanti, Kanabec, Chisago, or Mille Lacs counties and have been diagnosed with a mental illness. The program is designed to support people in finding and retaining meaningful employment consistent with their goals and interests.

Program Activities

  • Vocational assessment
  • Career planning
  • Job placement, coaching and development
  • Transition services
  • Follow-up services
  • Employment support planning
  • Resume development
  • Building natural job supports
  • 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


Office locations in Pine, Isanti, Kanabec, Mille Lacs and Chisago


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
  • Region 7E Adult Mental Health Initiative

Transportation Options

  • Self-arranged / Private / Personal
  • Heartland Express

Other Considerations

Type of Employment Opportunities: Job outcomes are matched to each individual’s employment support plan.

How to Apply

Step 1

Identify the correct
program for you

Step 2

Reach out to a
program manager
to learn more

Step 3

Fill out your paperwork and get started

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