SUCCESS RATES


  • Placement Rate: 82.6%
  • Average Wage: $9.89
  • Client Satisfaction: 92.6%


 Current Rates as of:  8/06/2018

MISSION


The Mission of Diversity Placement Services is to empower people with disabilities in finding and maintaining competitive employment in their community. 


PURPOSE


Diversity Placement Services will work to enhance the lives of persons receiving
support services by assisting them in coordinating services and completing a functional employment assessment (Discovery and Exploration), job development, job coaching and follow along services.  We will strive for excellence through demonstration of ongoing quality improvement based on customer satisfaction and results achieved.


OBJECTIVES


To facilitate career choice and provide support and training to each person to reach their desired level of independence, integration and inclusion.

To utilize education and training to promote positive attitudes in employees and in the community towards employing persons who have disabilities.

Maintain high quality standards of service delivery by meeting or exceeding accreditation standards.
Respecting the rights, choices and dignity of all people.

Through these actions we defend each person's right to be productive and contribute toward their own welfare and that of their community.






 EMPLOYER SERVICES


  • FREE Employment Services
  • Qualified Employees
  • Reduction of Turnover
  • Enhanced Work Performance
  • Tax Credits
  • Consultations


 

PARTICIPANT SERVICES


  • Competitive Employment
  • On-the-job Training
  • Problem Solving
  • Resume Preparation
  • Follow Along Services
  • Community Resource Referrals
  • Advocacy
  • Job Club


Diversity Placement Services, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability and genetic information (including family medical history).

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​​DPS is a Member and  Supports the following Organizations:

















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RESOURCE LIST
St. Joseph MO Area



Childcare

Bartlett Center-Child Care Program
409 S. 18th St., St. Joseph MO
816-364-6393

Bartlett Center-Latchkey Program
409 S. 18th St., St Joseph MO
816-233-8201

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Greater St. Joseph
1202 S. 28th St., St. Joseph MO
816-671-4090

Children First School Preschool Program
304 N. 8th St., St. Joseph MO
816-232-0553

Community Action Partnership-Head Start
817 Monterey St., St. Joseph
816-233-8281

Missouri Child Care Assistance Program
525 Jules, St. Joseph
816-387-2323

Noyes Home for Children
801 N. Noyes Blvd, St. Joseph
816-232-5650

YWCA-Discovery Childcare
304 N. 8th St., St. Joseph
816-232-4481

YWCA-Early Head Start
304 N. 8th St., St. Joseph
816-232-4481

YWCA-Y Stars Program (individuals w/disabilities)
315 S. 6th St., St. Joseph
816-233-9622


 
Clothing

Birthright
1018 N. 19th St., St. Joseph
816-279-8242

Community Clothes Closet
1203 N. 8th St., St. Joseph
816-364-1131

Family Worship Center
12293 County Road 438, St. Joe
816-244-0178

Goodwill Store
3615 Faraon St., St. Joseph
816-232-0197

Grace House
2638 Lafayette St, St. Joseph
816-262-9401

InterServ Clothing Store
118 Cherokee St., St. Joseph
816-238-4511

Jacob’s Closet for Children
2623 Mitchell Ave, St. Joseph
816-232-3374

The Lord’s Store
6520 Belt Hwy, St. Joseph
816-279-4900

Red Racks Thrift Store
3025 S. Belt Hwy, St. Joseph
816-279-4900

Salvation Army Thrift Store
619 5th St., St. Joseph
816-233-3155

Second Season shop
702 Mesaanie St., St. Joseph
816-279-9136

Valley Community Center
909 W. Valley St., St. Joseph
816-238-1709



Emergency Shelter

Noyes Home for Children
801 Noyes Blvd, St. Joseph
816-232-5650

Salvation Army (men, women & families)
618 S. 8th Street, St. Joseph
816-279-2101

YWCA (women, mothers & children)
304 N. 8th Street, St. Joseph
800-653-1477



Transportation

Jefferson Bus Lines
702 S. 5th St., St. Joseph
816-233-6700

St. Joseph Transit
702 S. 5th St., St. Joseph
816-233-6700


Food

Family Support Division (SNAP)
525 Jules, room 127, St. Joseph
816-387-2000

Family Worship Center Food Pantry
12293 County Rd 438, St. Joe
816-279-4635

InterServ-Calvin Center Food Pantry
1412 N. 3rd St., St. Joseph
816-232-7779

King Hill Baptist food Pantry
5708 King Hill Ave, St. Joseph
816-238-1341

New Life Cathedral food Pantry
323 N. 8th St., St. Joseph
816-364-1093

Open Door Food Kitchen
510 Edmond St., St. Joseph
816-364-1085

Patee Park Baptist Food Pantry
1107 S. 10th St., St. Joseph
816-233-6446

Salvation Army
602 Messanie St., St. Joseph
816-232-5824

Second Harvest Food Pantry
915 Douglas, St. Joseph
816-364-3663

St. Francis Xavier Church Food Pantry
2613 Penn, St. Joseph
816-671-9473

St. James Church Food Pantry
5815 Pryor Ave, St. Joseph
816-238-0853

St. Joseph Cathedral Food Pantry
519 N. 10th St., St. Joseph
816-232-7763

St. Mary’s Church Food Pantry
1606 N. 2nd St., St. Joseph
816-279-1154

Valley Center Food Pantry
909 W. Valley St., St. Joseph
816-238-1709

WIC – Women, Infants and Children
904 S. 10th St., St. Joseph
816-271-4723


 
Housing/Rent Assistance

AFL-CIO Community Services
1203 N. 6th St., St. Joseph
816-364-1131

Brittany Village
1601 N. 36th St., St. Joseph
816-233-7626

Catholic Charities-Home Plus Program
902 Edmond Street, Ste 204, St.
816-232-2885

Community Housing ABCD
730 S. 6th St., St. Joseph
816-233-4250

Habitat for Humanity
827 S. 9th St., St. Joseph
816-279-2552

Hillcrest Transitional Housing
3000 Parkway A #7, St. Joseph
816-838-7443

HOME Unit (Homeless)
904 S. 10th St., St. Joseph
816-233-8536



Utility Assistance

AFL-CIO Community Services
1203 N. 6th St., St. Joseph
816-364-1131

Catholic Charities
816-232-2885

Community Action Partnership
817 Monterey St., St. Joseph
816-233-8281

InterServ
1412 N. 3rd St., St. Joseph
816-558-3152



* Dial 211, the United Way resource line, may have additional resources in your area *
** You may also call the number on the back of your Insurance/ Medicaid card that can provide you with additional resources **