What you need to know

When you’re ready, we’re ready!

Having a job means you can:

  • Earn your own paycheck
  • Make new friends
  • Become part of a team
  • Gain independence
  • Have money to spend
  • Take pride in what you accomplish
  • Know that you and your work are valued

Mainstay will help you:

  • Craft a résumé
  • Learn about appropriate work attire
  • Know how to present yourself well
  • Develop effective job interviewing skills
  • Increase your work skills
  • Address job concerns
  • Arrange transportation
  • Integrate with coworkers by learning work culture
  • Build your self-esteem
  • Maintain long-term employment


  • You have a documented disability.
  • You have support from the Department of Vocational Rehabilitation, Seattle Public Schools, Developmental Disabilities Administration or other disability-support organization.

Download the Mainstay participant handbook (pdf) to learn more about Mainstay.