Career Opportunity Development, Inc. Programs and Services

 CODI Organizational Employment Programs 

Evaluation and Work Adjustment Training 

Extended Employment - The Outsource Center (formally known as CODI Sheltered Workshop)
offers area businesses a competitive solution to everyday tasks while providing program participants with the opportunity to continue to improve job skills. 

Employers throughout South Jersey utilize CODI consumers in a wide range of jobs including:

                                   • Auto Detailing             • Collating
                                       • Folding                        • Labeling
                                           • Mailings                       • Order Fulfillment
                                               • Packaging                     • Product Assembly
                                                   • Shredding                     • Product Inspection
                                                       • Sorting                         • Product Quality Control

Adult Training Services
CODI's day program is funded by the division of Developmental Disabilities. Consumers in this program participate in production work enclaves as well as vocational training.  Training and assistance is provided to prepare for transition into community employment.

Job Development/Job Coaching
Consumers are paired with a job coach who provides intensive training prior to and during job placement.   Training may include areas of needed improvement and enhancing work habits.  In addition, program participants receive assistance in developing a resume, interviewing for a job and completing applications.

Supported Employment 
Offers CODI consumers the opportunity to work in either food or janitorial services in a community setting while earning a competitive wage and developing job skills.

Current supported employment sites include:
     • Coffee Shops located in the Atlantic City and Mays Landing Court Houses
     • Local churches, office buildings, residential apartments, the Atlantic County Utilities Authority, 
        and the New Jersey Air National Guard 177th Fighter Wing Division

CODI Funding Sources

Career Opportunity Development, Inc. receives funding for services 
provided from the following sources: 

Atlantic County Government 
NJ Department of Human Services (DHS) Community Family Development 
NJ Department of Labor - Division of Vocational Rehabilitation Services (DVRS) 
NJ Department of Youth and Family Services (DYFS) 
NJ Division of Addiction Services (DAS) 
NJ Division of Developmental Disabilities (DDD) 
NJ Division of Mental Health Services (DMHS) 
NJ Department of State Office of Faith Based Initiatives 
Nicholson Foundation 
United Way of Atlantic County 
US Department of Housing and Urban Development 
US Department of Justice  
US Department of Labor-Employment and Employment Training Administration 
Entrepreneurial Ventures 


With over 25 years of accreditation from 
the Commission on Accreditation for Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF), 
Career Opportunity Development, Inc. is committed 
to enhancing services through a voluntary process 
of accountability focused on the consumer. 

CODI is currently accredited by CARF for the following programs:

Case Management/Services Coordination
Community Housing
Comprehensive Vocational Evaluation Services
Employment Development Services
Job Development
Job Supports
Organizational Employment Services
Workforce Development
Community Services Coordination
Supported Living
Job-Site Training

CODI Community Programs and Services

          ​Early Employment Initiative (EEI) 
                   EEI is located within the One Stop Career Centers in Atlantic City and Pleasantville. 
Staff assists participants in conducting a focused job search to obtain and retain employment.  In addition to employment counseling, individuals participating in this program receive assistance in securing child care, transportation and clothing helping to remove barriers preventing employment. 

           Second Chance Act  (Located in Gerard L. Gormley Justice Facility)
       Is funded by US Department of Justice, Second Chance Act (SCA).  The program provides mentoring services to adult offenders during incarceration, through transition back into the community, and post release.  The program's focus is to ensure participants' successful re-entry into the community. SCA grants were in high demand with less than five percent of the over 800 applicants receiving funding.  This program trains mentors who become actively involved in providing services to inmates housed in the Atlantic County Justice Facility. 

           The goal of the program is to reduce the rate of recidivism by providing inmates with a trained mentor who will share life experiences, knowledge and social supports to prepare inmate, pre-release, for re-entry and continue relationship during re-entry process, thus enhancing successful outcomes.
             ​Intensive Supportive Housing Program 
             In 2008, CODI entered into a partnership with the John Brooks Recovery Center in Atlantic City, to provide supportive housing services to homeless individuals with substance disorders.  Funded through the New Jersey Departments of Human Services (DHS) and Division of Addiction Services (DAS), the program provides assistance for individuals and families.  Services are consumer-driven, client-centered, and flexible in response to individual service preferences.  The Program provides tools to locate and maintain housing, obtain and retain employment, and provides on-going support empowering consumers to reach optimal potential. 

             CODI Support Groups
             CODI offers a weekly MICA (Mentally Ill & Chemically Addicted) support group as well as a DRA (Dual Recovery Anonymous) group.  CODI recovery groups are facilitated by a Licensed Clinical Alcohol and Drug Counselor. 
         Group Job Search (GJOBS)
      GJOBS provides vocational services for recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or General Assistance (GA).  The program assists participants to obtain employment or improve employment prospects through various work activities.

         ​Financial Literacy (Funded by United Way of Atlantic County)
         Pathways to Success offers financial self-sufficiency workshops to assist unemployed or under employed residents of Atlantic County to meet financial responsibilities. 
CODI Residential Programs & Service

CODI’s residential services provide a range of options from 24/7 supervised to independent living and flexible programing.  Services are developed to meet the unique needs of each individual while supporting their journey to wellness and recovery. This program provides support services to individuals diagnosed with mental illness who are living in the community in their own apartments or group homes licensed by New Jersey Department of Human Services.  These supports include case management, assistance with life skills, assistance in housing relocation, obtaining and maintaining employment, and assisting with medical needs.  
Career Opportunity Development, Inc. (CODI)
901 Atlantic Avenue, Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215
Phone (609) 965-6871~ Fax (609) 965-3099
​CODI is an independent, nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization