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Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) Workcenter

Human Services

Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) Workcenter

San Mateo County Human Services Agency

Provides job training, placement or employment for any employable county resident collecting General Assistance or undergoing psychiatric treatment.


A vocational rehabilitation center for any employable county resident who is disabled or economically disadvantaged who wishes to enter, re-enter or remain in the labor market. Referrals are accepted from county agencies, the State Department of Rehabilitation and private treatment providers. Services include vocational evaluation, work adjustment training, vocational testing, vocational social security benefits counseling, Medi Care Part D counseling, job placement, and supported employment services. The Workcenter bids competitively for outside contracts from industry - packaging, assembly, sorting, collating, etc. A food service program provides training in culinary arts, hot lunches for the workforce and catering in the public and private nonprofit sector. Provides a Workfare component using the Workcenter to help GA (General Assistance)clients earn their GA grants by working two days a week. GA clients must participate in an intensive program to maintain their eligibility and to get them back into the labor force. Provides vocational counseling, assessment and training, skills and interest inventories,and case management in a structured transitional work environment, job search, job placement and job coaching services as well as information, referral and advocacy to persons with barriers to employment including mental health, General Assistance, CalWORKs, alcohol and other drug abuse issues, and the currently or formerly incarcerated.


Public Transit:

SAMTRANS stops within 3 blocks.
550 Quarry Road, San Carlos, CA 94070 37.5180269 -122.267653 Human Services

Service Options

Languages Spoken:

  • Cantonese
  • Mandarin
  • Spanish
  • Tagalog

Accessibility Options:

  • Disabled Parking
  • Disabled Restroom
  • Elevator
  • Ramp
  • Wheelchair


Employment Services, Vocational Counseling, Job Training and Job Placement, Career Assessment

Service Description:

San Mateo County's Vocational Rehabilitation Services (VRS) serves County residents with disabilities and other barriers to employment, creating pathways towards self-sufficiency through vocational counseling and assessment, case management, job training and job placement.




Individuals with barriers to employment (primarily mental health) who are not working but want to obtain assistance with going back to work


County resident disabled or economically disadvantaged

How to Apply:

Referral from therapist, California State Department of Rehabilitation or eligibility worker required.

Service Wait Estimate:

1 week to 10 days.

Service Areas:

  • San Mateo County