Every client is assigned a personal job counselor who helps them return to work while receiving SSDI or SSI benefits!
Read about the inspiring work of our job counselors with client successes and more about our free services!
Ethel Lawrence – Work At Home Job Counselor – Ticket to Work Participant
Ethel has worked with My Employment Options (MEO) since 2009. While receiving disability benefits, she applied for a job through the Ticket to Work Program. A 20-year veteran of Walmart’s Human Resources Department, Ethel impressed My Employment Options CEO, Paula Vieillet, who considered her a perfect fit as a counselor. Ethel has now been with the company helping disabled persons get back to work for eleven years.
One of Ethel’s most memorable clients was a mother whose disability was multiple sclerosis. “Determined to be an inspiration for her family, Gloria’s goal was to show her children that lives are not determined by disability,” Ethel shares. “From a wheelchair, Gloria helped support herself and her family. When her husband became disabled, she helped him get a job with the company where she worked (Uhaul). Following a car accident, Gloria’s daughter became temporarily disabled, and Gloria helped her get a job working from home until she was able to get back to work in the community. I remember telling her she was my hero.” Ethel is delighted to report that Gloria remains proud to successfully use her abilities to work on her own and no longer rely on disability payments.
Did You Know That Many MEO Job Counselors Used the Ticket to Work Program to Return to Work!