SC Department of Mental HealthANDERSON-OCONEE-PICKENS


AOP Mental Health Center is an Outpatient Facility of SCDMH


200 McGee Road •Anderson, SC 29625
Phone: 864-260-2220 •  Fax: 864-716-2339
Hours of Operation: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm • Monday - Friday

Supported Employment Demonstration

Anderson-Oconee-Pickens Mental Health Center is among 30 agencies across the country selected to be part of the federal Supported Employment Demonstration.  The Supported Employment Demonstration is a 6-year study funded by the U.S. Social Security Administration.  The study, conducted by Westat, looks at how employment services, provided along with integrated behavioral health and social services, can help people experiencing mental illness get a good job. 

The study will include over 3,000 individuals from across the country.  The study assigns individuals to one of three study conditions.  They will receive various levels of supported employment services and behavioral health support.  Individuals in the study will participate for up to 36 months beginning September 2017.  The results will provide policymakers with an evidentiary base from which to consider potential program improvements and innovations that can strengthen the ability of individuals with disabilities to work.

For more information, please see:

The National Evaluation website at:

Social Security Administration Study website at:

For more information about the involvement of Anderson-Oconee-Pickens Mental Health Center in the study, please contact:

Trecia Deshields