Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Vocational Rehabilitation Program - It's not about Disabilities, It's about Possibilities

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New Councilor Announcement

January 8, 2020

As we embark on the new year at the beginning of a new five-year grant cycle, we have made some changes and additions to the Tribal Vocational Rehabilitation Program. As you know, Nicole Rico Serrano has been the Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor for many years. With the retirement of the Program Director, Nicole has stepped into that position and left a vacancy in the counselor role.

After several months, it is with great pleasure that we announce we have a new Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor. Paul Winston is joining our team today. Paul is from Connecticut and has a Master’s degree in Social Work from Fordham University. He has years of experience working in the community as a social worker and will be a great fit for Tribal Voc. Rehab.

In the coming weeks, many of you will be able to start transitioning to his case load. In an effort to make Paul and you, the consumers, more familiar with one another, we are holding a meet and greet event next Wednesday, January 15th, from 10:00-11 a.m. at the Pequot Museum. Please join us in welcoming Paul to our program and get a chance to introduce yourselves and take a look around our new office resource center. We hope you will be able to join us. Please contact Michael Morton to R.S.V.P. or if you have transportation needs. We look forward to seeing you all next Wednesday.

Announcement of FY 2020-2024 Grant Award

October 4, 2019

It is with great pleasure and pride that the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Vocational Rehabilitation Program announces that we have been approved for refunding for the FY 2020-2024 grant cycle. Our program was notified that our grant application for was accepted and granted on September 30, 2019. Although we had to wait until the eleventh hour to hear the good news, we were confidant in the strong grant proposal we submitted and were anxiously anticipating a positive outcome.

The MPTN VR Program is extremely excited to begin another five years of dedication and service to the Native American communities in our service areas of Connecticut and Rhode Island. It has been wonderful to see how the MPTN VR Program has developed and grown over the last seventeen years of service. This year we hope to expand our services and continue to help Native Americans with disabilities achieve their employment goals.

We are grateful to the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation for their unwavering support and our community partners for their collaborative efforts to provide the best services to our consumers. We look forward to strengthening these efforts and continued success over the next five years.

-Thank you from the MPTN VR staff

TVRP Holidays

2020 Holiday Schedule

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Attention Parents of Teens

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