Project SEARCH is a unique program that develops employment opportunities in a hospital setting. It was created at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital in Ohio after the American College of Healthcare Executives adopted a policy to take the lead on increasing employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities.


In 2006, Skils’kin was selected as the only supported employment agency to partner with Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center and serve as a single point of entry for jobs at the medical center.


As high school students, individuals are placed in internships in the hospital. Following graduation from the SEARCH program, Skils’kin matches qualified individuals with open positions in a variety of hospital settings. We provide on-the-job support, such as job training, job coaching, and adaptations to help employees successfully perform their duties.


Skils’kin has helped individuals obtain positions such as activities therapist assistant, distribution clerk, patient chart care aid, cafeteria staff, laboratory specimen processor, and sterile processing and decontamination messenger.


To enroll in the Project SEARCH program, or for further guidance on the enrollment process, contact Mary Stevenson, Vice President of State Programs (contact information below).



For more information

Mary Stevenson

Vice President of State Programs

(509)-326-6760 ext. 2681


4004 E Boone Ave

Spokane, WA 99202