Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

Welcome to DVR

Welcome to Washington DVR’s website! Helping individuals with disabilities to participate fully in their communities and become employed is our purpose and passion. Whether you are an individual with a disability, someone seeking employment at DVR, an employer, or a DVR contractor we hope your visit to our site is helpful. Please share your feedback about our site to the DVR Webmaster.


DVR is a national leader in vocational rehabilitation through the empowerment of individuals with disabilities achieving greater independence through employment. 

For DVR to be the best VR agency we can be.

Top Quality Customer Service

  • Timely decisions on eligibility and requested services

  • Timely responses to telephone calls/e-mails

  • Timely development of Individualized Plans for Employment

  • Successful Employment outcomes

Increase services to Transition-Age youth

  • Develop effective relationships with school staff

  • Develop collaborative relationship with organizations that serve youth

  • Focus on underserved populations, e.g. Foster care, Juvenile Rehabilitation, etc…

Increase self-direct job search assistance

  • Deploy DVR Business Relations Specialists (job developers) statewide

  • Fully utilize internet based resources, e.g. social media, postings, application process, etc…

  • Implement a systematic method to self-directed job search

  • Collaborate with WorkSource

“The farther backward you can look the farther forward you can see.” -Winston Churchill

DVR FlierAre you considering whether DVR services is the choice for you?

Find out if DVR is right for you and make contact with a counselor in three easy steps.

  1. Watch the video Employ Your Abilities for more information about the program
  2. Complete a brief self-assessment
  3. Complete the online referral form to get in contact with a local office

To contact our State Headquarters office

Who We Serve

  • People with disabilities who want to work but face a substantial barrier to finding or keeping a job

What We Do

  • We provide individualized employment services and counseling to people with disabilities
  • We provide technical assistance and training to employers about the employment of people with disabilities

Our Purpose

DVR believes employment contributes to a person’s ability to live independently and everyone has a right to work. Our purpose is to empower people with disabilities to achieve a greater quality of life by obtaining and maintaining employment.

As a division of the Department of Social and Health Services, with offices located throughout Washington, DVR has partnered with communities for over 70 years to help meet the employment needs of people with disabilities and employers.

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