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The Office of Vocational Rehabilitation (OVR) serves people who have a physical, mental, or emotional impairment which results in a substantial impediment to employment. Services are provided to eligible individuals who can benefit from, and who need services to prepare for, enter into, engage in, or retain employment. Our office is located at 45 North Fourth Street, Allentown, PA 18102 and serves residents of Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and upper Bucks counties.

You should apply if:

  1. You have a physical, mental, or emotional impairment
  2. Your disability causes you substantial problems in preparing for, getting, or maintaining a career, and
  3. You want to work.

Services are individualized. Not everyone will need every service. Our main services are vocational counseling and guidance and help with job placement. It does not cost you to apply for services. There is no charge for vocational counseling and guidance, or help with job placement. A "Financial Needs Test" is required for all other services, unless you are an SSI or SSDI recipient. Depending on your income, you may have to contribute to the cost of OVR services.


Information/application process for these services:

Staff is available at PA CareerLink® Carbon County by referral and appointment only. Applications can be picked up at PA CareerLink® Carbon County, Jim Thorpe, Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm, or at 45 North Fourth Street, Allentown, Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm. Or, call 1-800-922-9536 to request an application.


Contact Information:

Telephone:  610-821-6441
Toll Free#:  800-922-9536
TDD/TTY:  888-377-9207
Fax:  610-821-6110




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