Vocational Programming

Vocational Staff

Vocational Programming

Through vocational services, Cazenovia Recovery assists our clients become successful contributors to our community by helping them use their personal strengths to find employment.

Cazenovia Recovery believes that the employment needs of people who are homeless and in recovery cannot be met with a “one size fits all” approach.  Our agency offers an array of services and approaches to best assist them find suitable employment.

For information on programs with Vocational Programming, see the Housing and Supportive Living Program pages.

Vocational Services:

  • Career exploration
  • Goal setting
  • Networking
  • Interview coaching and preparation
  • Skills training
  • Resume writing
  • Benefits counseling
  • Internet employment searches
  • Job development

Vocational Services in Development:

  • Aptitude testing
  • Self-assessment activities

Financial Assistance:

  • Budgeting
  • Opening bank accounts

Cazenovia Recovery believes that all of our clients can and should work at competitive jobs, volunteer, or attend school in order to reintegrate into their community. Our residents should not be excluded from these opportunities based on their diagnoses, substance use, or cognitive impairments. We promote the motivation and readiness of all to move forward in recovery.

Positive outcomes from competitive work:

  • Higher self-esteem
  • Increase in social contacts
  • Decreased substance abuse
  • More satisfaction with finances and leisure
  • Reduced mental and emotional stress
  • Decreased criminal activity

Contact the Vocational Program


Vocational Program
605 Fillmore Ave.
Buffalo, NY 14212

Phone: (716) 894-7274
Fax: (716) 894-7275

Senior Vocational Specialist
Deborah Watkins, MA
dwatkins@cazenoviarecovery.org