Who Are We?
"We help people become employable and employed."
This has been our mission statement for over 35 years. We believe there is a job for everyone regardless of the obstacles, and it is our goal to help each person achieve their full potential and find their place in the world of work.
What can DKA do for you?
- Job Seekers -
Do you need help finding a job? We can help you overcome your obstacles to employment with a personal job coach, short-term job internships, and skills classes at no cost to you as DKA's employment services are funded through Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) and AHCCCS behavioral health services*. We have contracts with Arizona Complete Health (AZCH), Banner Health, American Indian, and United Healthcare.
- Business Owners -
If you are a local business looking to hire potential candidates, DKA can help you fill your staffing needs. Our participants are ready to work, motivated, and are supported by a personal employment specialist to establish long-term employment. Possible employer incentives include Federal and State tax credits and wage sharing with state Vocational Rehabilitation(VR) services.
We specialize in helping our clients look for employment by providing them with services according to the SAMHSA evidence-based best practice model. We offer ongoing assistance with career exploration and counseling, resume writing, job applications, introductions to employers, online job search tools, and preparation for interviews. We also help our clients improve the important "soft skills" needed to compete in today's job market.
We have several outstanding skills classes including our personal development class, employability skills class, and computer skills class. We have several programs including 3-month paid internships, our Justice program for returning citizens and our Working with Women program which seeks to help women who have struggled with substance use to become RSS certified. Explore our unique classes and programs by clicking on 'classes' or 'programs' at the top of the page.
"My job developer not only explained the program, he made me feel accepted and glad I was to be part of DKA."
"For the first time in a while I believe in myself. And that truly is thanks to my trainer and everyone else here I've had the privilege of working with and getting to know."
Is Your Business Hiring?
Find the perfect fit for your company. Hiring doesn't have to be a gamble. Our clients are coached, trained, and supported to promote permanent job commitment. Support a strong community by hiring our clients.
We partner directly with local organizations that support and advocate for people looking to become employable and employed.
DKA coordinates services with our partners to provide personalized assistance.