Vocational and Housing Programs

PICO offers employment and housing services to Medicare-eligible individuals in the Clark County area. We specialize in providing person-centered, culturally appropriate services that meet quality outcomes.

Services prioritize underserved communities and apply evidence-based practices of Supported Employment and Housing First/Supportive Housing.

PICO offers employment services focused on career path planning to juvenile justice-involved youth. These services are person-centered and presented by experienced staff. All services demonstrate a commitment to retention planning and follow-through.

Supportive housing services are ongoing support to help eligible Medicaid clients find and keep stable, independent housing.

Services include:

  • Housing assessments.
  • Identifying housing resources
  • Support obtaining a lease.
  • Independent living skills development.
  • Landlord relations
  • Crisis management.
Diana Baker

Dianna Baker is the Program Director for Employment and Housing Services.  Email her at dbakerpico@gmail.com

Young Gridiron Stars

Who:
Campers 8-14 yrs. old
When:
Sat. July 13, 2024 – 8am – 12pm
Where:
Central Catholic High School Field
Driving Directions
Time:
8am-Noon
Cost:
$50.00 PayPal
Walk-in registration:
$75.00 Cash Only

Limited to 100 participants
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High School Camp

Who:
Campers in grades 10-12
When:
July 11 & 12, 2024
Where:
Gresham High School Field
Driving Directions
Cost:
Individual – 250.00
Early Bird Discount: 10%. Discounts last until March 31st.

Walk-in registration:
$350 Cash Only

Team registration is possible, with rates as low as $115 per player. Email info@picocamp.com or call 503-680-1905

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The supportive housing benefit will not supplant existing available services to eligible populations.

Who is eligible for supportive housing services?

FCS seeks to demonstrate the impact supportive housing services have on populations with the most significant and most immediate needs, including-

  • Individuals experiencing chronic homelessness as defined by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
  • Those dependent on costly institutional care.
  • Those dependent on more restrictive adult residential care/treatment settings.
  • In-home care recipients with complex needs.
  • Those at highest risk for expensive care and adverse outcomes.

Supported employment services

FCS will help Medicaid enrollees who are eligible for this service obtain and keep a job.
Supported employment includes:

  • Vocational/job-related discovery or assessment.
  • Planning for employment.
  • Job placement, development, and coaching.
  • Skills-building for negotiating with prospective employers.

Who is eligible for supported employment services? These services have proven especially effective for specific populations with complex needs.

These include:

  • Individuals enrolled in the Aged, Blind, or Disabled program
  • Individuals enrolled in the Housing and Essential Needs program
  • Individuals diagnosed with a severe and persistent mental illness, substance use disorder (SUD), or co-occurring mental illness and SUD.
  • People who are receiving long-term services and Support.
  • Vulnerable youth aged 16 and older with a behavioral health condition.

Like the supportive housing benefit, referral to these services must result from a need.

 

Dianna Baker – Program Director

Dianna is an experienced social service professional with a management and development services background.

Her work of developing programs working directly with community partners and stakeholders spanned over thirteen years and counting.

Dianna helped shape housing and employment programs for non-profit and for-profit organizations to assist individuals with disabilities while enhancing the quality of independence.

Diana Baker

Dianna is currently a Director of Employment and Housing with Recovery Café in Vancouver, Washington. She has two sons, Christian and Austin.