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1401 W. Easterday Ave.
Sault Ste. Marie, MI
Phone (906) 635-5681
Fax (906) 635-9615
Northern Transitions, Inc. is a private non-profit Michigan corporation, that provides a wide range of vocational rehabilitation services for individuals with a variety of barriers to employment who reside in the Eastern Upper Peninsula.
Services include evaluation, supported employment, community placement and numerous types of employment within the organization for individuals who require a high level of continued support.

Mission Statement

Providing opportunities through employment, training and education to individuals overcoming barriers so they may self-determine their role in the community.

Over the past 6 years (2010 - 2015), persons served by Northern Transitions, Inc.  earned over $3.6 million in wages.  This included $3.2 million paid by NTI to persons served in organizational employment and $400,000 paid by local employers to persons served through NTI’s Community Employment Service.


  •      Northern Transitions served 126 individuals
  •      NTI paid recipients received $584,500  in wages and benefits
  •      Wages earned from CES participants in the community  are estimated at $103,600  for this year
  •      54 individuals received Community Employment Services
  •      Persons placed in Community Employment averaged 19 hours of work per week
  •      Average hourly wage of persons served in Community Employment was  $8.48
  •      PATH ( Partnership, Accountability, Training, Hope) Program,  provided services to approximately 283 Participants  in searching for employment.  134 participants became employed full time   
  •      91 local employers support community employment services 

It is our intention to portray persons with disabilities in an honest, respectful, and positive light in all professional and public materials. If you believe that we have failed in this regard please let us know so that corrections can be made.

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