The Power of Service

During the month of October,
3 more veterans obtained employment.
We can help you help yourself.

 

What you need, when you need it

We guide and assist military veterans to overcome barriers, gain life skills and adjust to changing dynamics. Through coaching, housing referrals and connections with a broad variety of community support, stability and success is within reach.

Eligibility:

  • Served at least one (1) day of active military service not including training and been discharged under any status other than "dishonorable"
  • Be homeless (unstable housing) or at risk of becoming homeless or have been homeless in the 60 days prior to enrollment

 

Opportunities:

  • Assistance in obtaining meaningful and sustainable employment
  • Case management with experienced and knowledgeable Veteran Specialists
  • Employment, resume and career exploration assistance
  • Employment adjustment assistance
  • Help in accessing benefits and services to address barriers to work
  • Identification and other assistance to help with successful employment applications
  • Provision of interview attire and/or work clothes, transportation, and equipment needed for employment
  • Job placement assistance through employer relationships
  • Personal & professional services based on individual needs and abilities
  • Skills training and job readiness assistance
  • Veteran and community resources and referral including financial, food, and housing
  • Vocation/technical education, licensing, trade certification assistance
  • Money management guidance and financial resources

Success Stories

Each month we tell the story of a veteran who benefited from our assistance. The resilience and passion displayed by the people we serve continues to inspire us. 

Events & Classes

Our 35th Street offices in Davenport will soon be relocating to NorthPark Mall, 320 W Kimberly Rd, near Von Maur. The new location will provide easier access via the city bus system as well as expanded career center services. We'll provide more information as the move draws near.

Numerous job fairs and recruiting events are happening. Reach out if you need help finding the latest events!

Thursday, Nov 10, 12:30 -3:30 pm
Quad Cities Fall Success Fair
Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center Ballroom
226 17th St, Rock Island

Friday, Nov 11, 8 am
Veterans Day Free Breakfast
Hy-Vee
1823 E Kimberly Rd, Davenport
Join your fellow veterans and Goodwill Veterans Services team members at Hy-Vee on Veterans Day for a free breakfast. Reach out if you need a ride.

Thursday, Nov 17, 11 am - 2 pm
Veterans Annual Thanksgiving Meal
Goodwill Veterans Services Offices
805 W 35th St, Davenport
All area veterans are invited to join us for our annual Thanksgiving meal. If you are unable to attend, but would still like a meal, let a member of the Veterans staff know so arrangements can be made. 

Computers are available at the Quad Cities Service Center for job search and job assistance purposes Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Veterans in the Cedar Rapids area can access computers at that Service Center, 1441 Blairs Ferry Rd NE, between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Walk-ins welcome; scheduled appointments preferred.

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Monthly Veterans Newsletter

Would you like to receive a monthly email and/or texted newsletter from Goodwill Veterans Services? Just fill out this quick form to be placed on the list.

Text EZGWVETS to 815-247-1855
to receive employment opportunities!

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Goodwill of the Heartland receives funding in part through the U.S. Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.