Anne Peyer – Cornerstone Montgomery
Anne Peyer, Director of Vocational Services at Cornerstone Montgomery. It is the largest and most comprehensive mental health organization in Montgomery Coounty. They served 437 adults and 146 youth last year.
One in four adults (approximately 61.5 million Americans) experience mental illness in a given year. One in seventeen (about 13.6 million) live with a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia, major depression or bipolar disorder. Cornerston’s employment rate is 3-4 times the national average. About 70% of people with disabilities want to work but only 14-20% are actually working.
October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, so let’s take action! You can get involved. Many here have already done mock interviews and become business mentors…. The more people that know the truth about hi-ring their job seekers, the more people they can reach and help.
Our member, Barrie Friedman, can answer your questions and handle our referrals about job opportunities.