Showing posts from June, 2017

Welcoming New Vocational Counselors to RVA!

We'd like to welcome our newest members of The Choice Group Richmond team!  Alexandra Thomas   Vocational Counselor Cliff Carter   Vocational Counselor Lakeshia Ward   Vocational Counselor Mary Chris Warner   Vocational Technician Nolan Speichinger Vocational Counselor

Consumer Protection Bureau: Your Money, Your Goals!

The Consumer Protection Bureau has developed an amazing resource called Your Money, Your Goals . The aim of this program is to help individuals gain financial independence through strategy, planning and goal setting.  Feeling out of control of your own situation is something that many individuals who receive Social Security experience.  At The Choice Group, we offer benefits counseling so you know exactly how your benefits will be affected by employment.  We set goals to maintain them while supplementing your income through employment or figure out how to reach complete financial independence - it depends on you!  These tools work in quite the same way, letting you choose your path to independence and the freedom of choice! These tools and more can be found at !

Always Learning to Better Serve Clients!

Our staff is always learning and training for better ways to serve our clients!  This was just last week when a group of us came together from all of our locations across Virginia for a two-day training on Ticket To Work services. From left to right: Katelynn Denny – TTW Admin Assistant Jonathan May – TTW/WISA Manager Laura May – Voc Counselor/WISA Erin Lloyd – Regional Manager/WISA Milton Johnson – WISA Buddy Blatz – Lead Counselor/WISA Greg Bell – TTW Senior Consultant David Leon – DARS Ticket to Work Coordinator Shane Rocheleau – WISA Scott Fraley – Quality Assurance/Vocational Evaluator/WISA Rachel Hoffman – Lead Counselor/TTW Lead Chandra Goodman – WISA Not pictured: Erica Johnson – Regional Manager/ WISA Angela Volkening – Vocational Counselor/TTW Lead Michelle Champion – WISA Admin Assistant Sherman Gifford – TTW/WISA Director

WISE Webinar Events

We are always trying to stay on the leading edge of incentive programs, offerings and educational training like the WISE (Work Incentives Seminar Events) webinars to better serve our community with disabilities.  Listen to The Choice Group's Vice President, Sherman Gifford, along with other presenters on how to take advantage of these opportunities!  WISE webinars are online events held for people who are age 18 through 64 and receive Social Security Disability benefits. You'll learn about the Ticket to Work Program and available Work Incentives through accessible learning opportunities. WISE webinars are generally held on the fourth Wednesday of each month Learn more about these events, participation, and registration here: