Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Vocational Rehabilitation Program

Great Seal of the Southern Ute Indian Tribe

Program Manager

Bobbie Rosa
Mouache Capote Building
116 Capote Drive
Ignacio, CO 81137
Fax – 970-563-4840
(970) 563-4730

Mission

The Southern Ute Vocational Rehabilitation Program (SUITVR) is designed to provide vocational rehabilitation services including culturally appropriate services to American Indians with disabilities who reside on or near the Southern Ute Indian Reservation. Services provided are consistent with such eligible individual’s strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities, capabilities, interests, and informed choice so that such individuals may prepare for and engage in high-quality employment that will increase opportunities for self-sufficiency.

Mouache-Capote Building
Mouache-Capote Building

Funding

Vocational Services Team people

The SUITVR program is funded by a grant from the Federal Department of Education and follows the policies and procedures set forth by both the Grantor and the Southern Ute Indian Tribe.

Eligibility Determination

To be eligible to participate in the SUITVR Program:

  • You have to be an enrolled member of any federally recognized tribe.  A copy of Tribal enrollment identification card, letter, etc. is required.
  • You must live on or near the Southern Ute Indian Reservation.
  • You need to have a documented physical, mental, cognitive, or developmental disability.  If you don’t have copies of your records, the SUITVR Program can help you get this information.
  • The disability must be creating challenges for obtaining and/or maintaining employment.
  • The individual must actively take part in their journey and be able to benefit from the Vocational Rehabilitation program.

Examples of Disabilities

  • Hearing loss
  • Vision problems
  • Complications from diabetes
  • Depression
  • Arthritis
  • Alcohol/Substance abuse

Example Services Provided

If you are eligible to participate in SUITVR Program, you may receive support in the following:

  • Vocational counseling
  • Vocational evaluation and/or career exploration
  • Job-seeking skills
  • Job development
  • Physical or technical aids needed to accommodate a disability in the workplace
  • Tools and equipment
  • Other Federally approved services needed to find and/or keep a job

Ways to Apply

  • Complete the Vocational Rehabilitation Application Form below and then print it and bring it into our offices, fax it, or mail it to us.
  • Stop by our offices to pick up a blank application to take home and bring back to us or complete it in person.

Our Address

Southern Ute Indian Tribe Vocational Rehabilitation
P.O. Box 737, #76
116 Capote Drive
Ignacio, CO 81137

Phone- 970-563-4730
Fax – 970-563-4840

Photo credit: Nancy S. Young | Southern Ute Shared Services