Holly Ridge Center
Holly Ridge Center
Holly Ridge Center
Holly Ridge Center
Holly Ridge Center
Holly Ridge Center
Holly Ridge Center
Holly Ridge Center
Holly Ridge Center
Holly Ridge Center


“You can count on our professional, friendly and dedicated staff to assist you with your employment goals and to help you achieve the best possible outcome.”

~ Melinda Slater,
AES Director


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Our Programs

Our innovative training and support strategies provide the tools to achieve gainful employment in the community.

Our program includes:

  • Individual Case Management
  • Vocational Counseling
  • Skill Training, Job Restructuring, Placement and Retention
  • Job Restructuring
  • Placement and Retention

Guiding Principles:

  • Access to equal opportunities in the community
  • Recognition of unique skills and abilities
  • Individual choice for participants
  • Independence for supported workers
  • Individualized goals and objectives
  • Services determined by consumer demands

Desired Outcomes:

  • Quality of life for people with disabilities
  • Employment of people with disabilities with fair and equal wages
  • Diversity in the workplace
  • Support systems that prepare for competitive employment

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Adult Employment Services offers two program models:



Students transitioning from Kitsap County school districts participate in our specialized School-To-Work program.

Individualized goals include:

  • Community Contribution
  • Skill Training
  • Volunteerism, Discovery, and Community Based Assessments,
  • job search and paid employment

Independent Supported Employment (ISE)

Independent Supported Employment services provide support to gain competitive employment opportunities by local business. The ISE team assists the employer to provide the support needed for their employee’s success.

The process includes:

  • Referral and Intake Meeting
  • Employment Planning
  • Skill Assessment
  • Job Development
  • Interview Training
  • Job Retention and Support Services

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