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Compensated Work Therapy - CWT Program

Compensated Work Therapy - CWT Program

  • Transitional Work Experience: The Transitional Work (TW) program is a pre-employment vocational assessment program that operates in the VA medical center and local community businesses. The program is designed to assist Veterans with a Mental Health disorder obtain employment. Participants are screened by vocational rehabilitation staff, assessed and matched to a work assignment for a limited time as deemed clinically appropriate. The TW work assignments are supervised by work site staff, and impose the same job expectations as are experienced by non-CWT workers in the organization or company.
  • Supported Employment: The Supported Employment (SE) program consists of competitive employment with therapeutic supports integrated into treatment. The focus of SE is to assist Veterans with psychosis and other serious mental illness (Schizophrenia, Schizoaffective disorder, delusional disorder, psychosis, bipolar disorder, mood Disorder with psychotic features and TBI gain access to meaningful competitive employment. When there is a co-occurring mental health diagnosis, limited SE services may be available on a case by case basis to Veterans with spinal cord injury or traumatic brain injury.
  • Veterans perceived to have significant barriers to competitive work are able to engage in full and part-time employment with appropriate supports and workplace accommodation.
  • Vocational Services: Vocational Services are provided to Veterans assigned to the Snyder House domiciliary. The Employment Specialist assists domiciliary Veterans with obtaining competitive employment.


All services are provided at no cost to the Veteran.

Do you have questions about any of the Programs?

For more information and how to apply, Veterans may attend our weekly Information Sessions from 12-1pm in room 7A138 on Wednesdays.


Building, Floor, Room Information Group- Room. 7A138 from 12-1pm on any Wednesday.

Program Office Hours: Monday – Friday: 8am-4pm

Saturday – Sunday: Closed


Contact Info


  • 3900 Woodland Avenue
    Room 7A138
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

Contact Number(s)

  • 215-823-5800

Hours of Operation

  • Monday - Frirday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
    Information Session held every Wednesday in 7A138, noon - 1 p.m.