People often ask, what exactly does Goodwill do? The answer is simple:
We help people get jobs. We help people keep jobs.
Our programs exist to serve people who are dealing with specific barriers that might prevent these two things from happening.
We offer employment assistance that cover a wide range of needs. Our training programs develop practical work skills for individuals who face specific barriers to finding and keeping a job. Our career centers offer resources helpful to all job seekers, from getting help creating a résumé to learning basic computer skills needed to complete online applications. Our Homeless Veteran’s Reintegration Program (HVRP) helps military veterans find jobs, whether in our stores, or through employers in their community.
We help people live independently
Some of the people Goodwill serves face challenges to living independently. Their challenge may involve a physical or emotional disability, or a range of issues that present unique obstacles to living on their own. To overcome these barriers to independence, we have Supported Community Living programs that address their individual needs.
Our Day Habilitation program offers community integration for people with disabilities. These programs provide meaningful activities, skills development and community interaction to enrich the lives of participants.
We believe in empowerment
We believe in empowering people and allowing them to choose what is best for them. We acknowledge that each person is unique and we value that diversity. We tailor our services to the individual. We believe in a comprehensive approach to services which recognizes that when one part of our life is out of balance, the quality of our entire life is diminished.