Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation helps people with disabilities enter, maintain, or return to employment.

The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DRS) provides employment services for those with disabilities, including those diagnosed with a mental illness or co-occurring disorder.

Employment services available are:

  • vocational assessment
  • career planning
  • job readiness training
  • job development
  • job skills counseling
  • supported employment
  • job coaching

To be eligible for the Vocational Rehabilitation program, you must have a physical or mental impairment that makes it difficult for you to find or keep a job. Eligibility is also determined by medical examinations, psychological examinations, vocational evaluations, and other diagnostic information.


Learn more about the Vocational Rehabilitation program and find contact information for VR services in your area.

Contact Vocational Rehabilitation Services:
Citizens Plaza State Office Building
2nd Floor, 400 Deaderick Street
Nashville, TN 37243
(615) 313-4891
TTY: (615) 313-5695
TTY: (Long Distance): 1-800-270-1349