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My Word: Makes good business sense to hire those with disabilities

Check out this article from the East Bay Times By Michelle Scott Hood. Read below or click HERE to link to the original article on East Bay Times website. My Word: Makes good business sense to hire those with disabilities PPhotograph by George Sakkestad Members of the Culinary Courier kitchen team include A.J. Miller, Kang […]

A Glimpse of Aging with a Disability

Please take a minute to read about Cindy and Donald. You’ll get a glimpse of what aging with a disability means for some of the individuals EBI works with and a better understanding of why your generosity is so important during this time of political uncertainty. Cindy lives with housemates in the community, and has […]


If you missed the debut on our home page not to worry. We promised that if we raised $10,000 for #GivingTuesday, Tom Heinz would write and perform lyrics about EBI to a song of his choice. Your donations made this possible!   Presenting our very own… Tom Heinz and the Shambells How’d you like it?  Tips are […]

EBI’s Second Annual Online Auction

Dreaming about a peaceful getaway or a thrill-seeking adventure? Maybe going to a concert, dining at a popular restaurant, or wine tasting in California wine country? Looking to buy unique holiday gifts this year? EBI’s Second Annual Online Auction will take place November 25, 2016 through December 4, 2016. This year, you’ll have time to […]



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Program Outcomes & Statistics

EBI Strategic Plan January 2016 to December 2018


Employment Outcome Highlights

During 2016/2017, 25 individuals were placed in jobs with an average wage of $13.68 per hour.  The range of wages was $10.50 to $30.25 per hour.  Highlights included new paid internship programs, the passage of Senate Bill 644, and development of an internship partnership with Bay Area Rapid Transit.  It took, on average, 240 days to secure employment for our clients.  Job retention, after one year, for individuals placed during 2015/2016 was 85 percent.

Use the link below to access more detailed information about employment outcomes.

Outcomes for Supported Employment Services 2016-2017

Satisfaction Surveys

Employment Survey Highlights
In September and October of 2017, EB received 113 responses to our employment-related surveys.  Of note,  98% of consumers felt their EBI job coach worked well with them.  All employers considered the performance of their employee/intern either Excellent or Good in most areas.  And, 98% of Family Members and Friends reported satisfaction with the EBI’s advocacy efforts.
Use the links below to access more detailed information from the employment-related surveys.

Supported Employment Services Case Manager and Dept. of Rehabilitation Survey 2017

Supported Employment Services Consumer Survey 2017

Supported Employment Services Employer Survey 2017

Supported Employment Services Friends and Family Survey 2017

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