I'm sorry. I think I've talked about the DVR before, but it's been a while. I should have been more clear. It stands for Division of Vocational Rehabilitation. It's a state program that helps people with physical limitations and disabilities to find ways to stay in the work force. So they have provided me with things like an ergonomic chair, a sit/stand computer desk (since sitting is so painful for me), and an anti-fatigue mat to stand on (since standing is also painful) while I'm standing at the computer. This equipment will help me be able to work at home (since I can't tolerate most environments given my allergies). They are also an advocate to help people get employment. They have contracted with someone else here in town to help me find work I can do in my home as an employee for local employers. We haven't had any success with that yet, though. So now they have contracted with someone to help me with a business plan and if that is approved, they will cover start-up expenses for the business. So they keep clients in the workforce and those clients are then able to put money back into the local economy and pay income taxes and provide increased revenue for the state.
Allison works for an agency like this in Missouri. She was actually the person who told me about this service. Thank you again, Allison! I'd never heard of it before. I'm fortunate to have a DVR office in my town (since sitting/driving is painful for me). It bothers my allergies to be in the building their office is in, of course, but I don't have to go in there very often. My situation is bad enough as it is. Without their help, I'd be in even worse shape.
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