Bona Fide's Supported Employment Program is custom fit to meet the special needs of each consumer. This includes promoting awareness and developing resources for persons with disabilities. As Bona Fide expands its programs regionally, a major component of the startup process is building strong roots within the community. Bona Fide seeks to work with local businesses, state and federal organizations, community leaders, educational institutions, and policymakers in order to generate more employment opportunities for persons with disabilities.

View U.S. Department of Education publication on disability employment

Self Advocacy

Bona Fide’s Individual-Centered Program Plan empowers consumers to establish their own employment goals. The program is developed to encourage consumers to develop goals that they feel challenged by, not overwhelmed. Bona Fide's program also utilizes strategies that build confidence in the work place and facilitate the progress toward independent employment retention. Consumers of Bona Fide’s Supported Employment Program are encouraged to recognize the strength of their own voices. During the intake and orientation process, Bona Fide's consumers are provided with an employee handbook which outlines their rights and responsibilities within the program. Employers in partnership with Bona Fide must also provide information on rights and responsibilities in the workplace.