Individual Placement and Support (IPS)

Program Description/Services

The IPS Program provides individualized client centered services to assist persons with psychiatric disabilities to obtain and maintain competitive education and employment by emphasizing client choice, rapid job-finding, competitive education programs and jobs, integrated education and work settings, and follow-along support. IPS staff are part of a multidisciplinary treatment team, where treatment and rehabilitation are integrated and coordinated. All program participants are involved with the Department of Mental Health. Referrals are received through a DMH sub-contract with Advocates, Inc.

Eligibility Requirements

Closed referrals, recipients of Advocates residential support services.

Contact Information

Mark Knowlton, Program Coordinator (508) 620-2680,

Program Location

Framingham: The Opportunity Center, 7 Bishop Street, Framingham, MA 01702

To improve the quality of life of low-income and disadvantaged individuals and families by advocating for their needs and rights; providing services; educating the community; building a community of support; participating in coalitions with other advocates and searching for new resources and partnerships.