This is a FREE Informational & Resource gathering Event for Youth with Disabilities (14 and over) especially targeting those receiving Social Security Benefits (SSI). All Parents/Guardians are invited. Educators, Vocational Professionals, Service Providers & Employers will be available to assist. Special Work Incentives offered by SSA for SSI Students & resources to promote independent living.
This event’s purpose is to assist parents, guardians, & SSA Rep-Payee of Youth and Young Adults, as well as SSA recipients, navigate education, job training & placement services.
Service Providers Organizations are invited to collaborate with us as we support Youth and Young adults transition to adulthood with:
The Program Partners listed below will provide resources:
Vocational Rehabilitation Services
DIRECTIONS TO MOPD – 2102 West Ogden, Central West Field Office:
MOPD is located between Polk and Taylor Streets. It’s two blocks west of Damen Avenue, and one-half mile north of Roosevelt Road (Ogden Avenue runs on diagonally in this area, Northeast to Southwest).
The Field Office is a one-story brick/stone building on the west side of Ogden, across from the Veteran’s Medical Center Administration Building.
There is free parking adjacent to the building, but space is limited. A Visitor’s Pass MUST be obtained at the front desk and displayed in your vehicle.
CTA Trains: The Blue/Pink Lines (54/Cermak) have an Accessible stop at Polk Street, in the Rush-St. Luke’s UIC Medical complex. It is approximately a five-block walk WEST to Polk. The Field Office will be on the left.
CTA Buses: The Damen bus (#50) runs on Saturday and stops at Polk Street. Specific scheduling can be found online at transitchicago.com.