TDMHSAS 2024 Employment Works Report Celebrates IPS and Resident Bobby Anderson

Nashville, Tenn – Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (TDMHSAS) leaders gathered with community providers to celebrate the accomplishments of everyone involved with the Individual Placement and Support (IPS) supported employment program in the last year.  IPS is an evidence-based model for supported employment that has been proved to have more than double the success rate compared to standard supported employment services.  The FY23 accomplishments and success stories were featured in the 2024 Employment Works Report which was presented at the event at IPS provider Dismas House in Nashville on May 21.

The event featured the success story of Bobby Anderson.  With IPS and other supports from Dismas, Bobby went back to school and recently earned a Master’s Certificate in Responsible Human Resource Management from Austin Peay State University.  Bobby is using the supports from IPS to pursue higher education with a goal of working to help people like him after incarceration.

Learn more about IPS supported employment services in Tennessee at this link.