Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: May 31, 2013, 2:55 PM
Fedcap Rehabilitation Services, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that provides vocational training and employment resources to those who face barriers to employment.
Fedcap's mission is to empower people with barriers to move towards economic independence as valued members of the workforce. Each year Fedcap's evaluation, vocational training, job placement and counseling services, employment programs, and support and advocacy programs help more than 2,000 Americans overcome obstacles, rebuild their lives, and find and keep meaningful employment.
Originally established in 1935 as the Federation of Crippled and Disabled, it then became the Federation of the Handicapped in 1946, ultimately switching to its current name in 1992. It was one of the first vocational rehabilitation programs for the handicapped established in the United States. The original goal of the organization was to provide support for the physically disabled, but it eventually expanded into helping people with all kinds of disabilities and employment-related barriers.