The Carriage House offers help to members wanting to go back to work. Members pursuing employment first participate in the work-focused prevocational training program. The activities of the Clubhouse assist members to gain skills and confidence to return to the workforce. Members then choose from two types of employment:
  • Transitional Employment
  • Supported Employment
Transitional Employment
The Transitional Employment Program (TEP) provides part-time, temporary employment opportunities with staff providing on-site support. These TEP jobs allow members to regain confidence, and are stepping stones toward more independent work.


The hallmark of TEP is the on-site support provided by The Carriage House Staff. The Staff manages the TEP position for the employer.
Characteristics of TEP are:
  • The Carriage House Staff learns all aspects of the part-time, first shift job to verify the position is appropriate for TE.
  • Staff selects a member from our list of ready candidates.
  • Staff train each member for several shifts ensuring quality work.
  • Staff guarantees employer satisfaction by conducting weekly on-site visits.
  • If a member is absent, staff works the shift free of charge to the employer.
  • TE placements are aduration of six months. Staff select and train a new member every six months.

Supported Employment

The Carriage House Supported Employment Program (SEP) assists employers by referring members to the employer. These individuals are ready for more independent work. Our Staff can provide initial on-site training and ongoing support for permanent positions. Unlike TEP jobs, Staff does not cover for absences.


For information regarding the employment programs offered by The Carriage House, contact Tom Weir at

(260) 414-6817 or

Join the partnership