Employment Supports

Opportunity. Support. Success­­­.

The Addus@Work employment program works with local businesses to provide supported work opportunities that benefit both the participants and employers. Employers we work with find Addus participants to be exceptionally hardworking, reliable, and enthusiastic employees, while for many participants work is a source of self-confidence, community inclusion, and skill development. Addus provides an experienced job coach who supports the participant at their job for as long as everyone feels it is needed. Addus@Work provides individualized pre-vocation support, from work exploration to customer service skills, to prepare each individual for success at work.


“Our daughter has benefited from her work placement at Starbucks over the last 10 years. Her self-esteem and self-confidence have grown tremendously thanks to Addus and the staff at Starbucks and she is a proud member of the barista team. The reliable long-term nature of this partnership with Starbucks has helped her to live a productive adult life and given her the confidence to continue to take on new challenges.” – Parent Bridget. L.


“Paul is an essential part of our team. I cannot imagine our store without his presence every week!” – Chris K. Starbucks Manager at Bloor and Ellis.


Our valued partners range from smaller businesses such as ChocoSol, Paintbox Catering and Bistro to large companies such as Starbucks. We also partner with and support special events in the community. For example, the 2015 Parapan Am Games. We work with each partner to find employment opportunities that work for everyone. Everyone benefits!


Let us join your workplace! If you are an employer looking to add hard working individuals to your diverse workplace, please contact us at addusatwork@addus.org.