Meaningful Roles and Supported Employment
Crestwood hires, trains and retains peers in our programs and in the community. We created the Dreamcatchers Empowerment Network (DEN) a not-for-profit dedicated to employment of people with disabilities. Supported employment and supported education is promoted to all of Crestwood’s behavioral health programs.
Supported employment and supported education are evidence-based treatment tools that we believe is the key to de-institutionalization and successful integration into the community for our clients. Crestwood’s partnership with Dreamcatchers Empowerment Network has provided a rich experience with employing clients at all levels of services, as well as in the competitive employment in the community. The DEN partnership has enabled us to expand the supported education to include adult education at most of our sites. Some of our facilities also have clients enrolled in college and are completing certificated programs through the community college system.