Bonny has had to overcome employment challenges because of her limited reading and writing abilities. After several other jobs that just weren’t quite the right fit, Bonny was hired by the Coralville Goodwill store in 2015 as a Retail Associate. She overcame a number of personal barriers to achieve workplace success.
Lon Gilbert was an honorably discharged Army Veteran working as a welder when his life changed significantly. Lon suffered a stroke that left him with extreme difficulty in understanding language and communicating verbally. Since then, Lon has worked hard with his speech pathologist to regain some of his language skills.
Jenny has overcome several traumatic experiences this past year while still maintaining her emotional health, physical well-being and independence throughout. Thanks to the Supported Community Living program at Goodwill, Jenny has developed the skills she needs to live independently.
Anthony became involved with Goodwill services in April 2017 after a referral from the Linn County Drug Treatment Program. Anthony had many entry-level positions over the years. Thanks do Goodwill’s Drug Court Program, Anthony has maintained his sobriety and found a job he enjoys.