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Sam’s Story

At three years old, Sam suffered a severe asthma attack that left him quadriplegic. When EBI staff met Sam almost 20 years later, he was exiting high school. To read Sam’s story, click here.

In Memory of Darlene Nanette Guest

Darlene Nanette Guest July 27, 1966 – July 09, 2015 I just wanted to add a little history, so all that have become close with Darlene and Norm and Barbara understand how courageous and pioneering they were. In 1992, before supported living services were an option for people in the East Bay. Norm help to […]

Sharon’s Story

Twenty years ago, her father couldn’t know what her future would hold. Today, he is thrilled that Sharon is loving life and living independently. To read Sharon’s story, click here.



Read about the relationship between In Home Support Workers and former nursing home residents  here.

Read Linda's story here.

Read Hospital Intern Stories  here.



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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