We are pleased to report that Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska, Inc. has been accredited for a period of three years for its Case Management/Services Coordination and Community Integration: Psychosocial Rehabilitation (Adults) and Community Employment Services: Employment Supports and Job Development. This accreditation decision represents the highest level of accreditation that can be given to an organization and shows our organization’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a Three-Year Accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process. It has demonstrated to a team of surveyors its commitment to offering programs and services that are measurable, accountable, [...]
Out of close to 50 nominations, Jenifer Phinney was selected as a top 3 Nebraska Association of Service Providers DSP award winner for her outstanding work serving people with developmental disabilities. On September 17th, Jenifer accepted her award in front of her peers and individuals receiving services at our Hastings Developmental Disability Services site. Congratulations Jenifer!!
Defined by the U.S. Department of Labor, ODEP (Office of Disability Employment Policy), “customized employment is a flexible process designed to personalize the employment relationship between a job candidate and an employer in a way that meets the needs of both. It is based on an individualized match between the strengths, conditions, and interests of a job candidate and the identified business needs of an employer. Customized Employment utilizes an individualized approach to employment planning and job development – one person at a time….one employer at a time.” For Serena, this definition transformed into reality. Serena enrolled into Goodwill’s Employment [...]
In May at our Annual Dinner, Galen Stehlik was awarded the 2020 Vision of the Future award for his relationship and long-term commitment to our services. He is truly a friend of Goodwill. Galen connected with Goodwill in the early 1980s and has remained an active supporter ever since. He currently serves on our Goodwill Foundation Board of Directors and he served as our Goodwill Industries Operating Board Chair in 1997. Prior to his connection with Goodwill, Galen served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve for 8 years. Following graduation from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), he completed his law [...]
Re-posted from the Lexington Clipper Herald | September 26, 2020 LEXINGTON — While Goodwill’s annual awards dinner and ceremony was canceled due to COVID-19, that did not prevent recognition of the 2019 achievement and recovery journey award recipients. One of the 18 award recipients is David Archambault of Lexington. Supported employment had a significant impact on David’s life. Marie Rodriguez-Divis, Employment Specialist for Goodwill, nominated David for his achievements and job success, “we helped David complete job applications and resume, meet employers and advocate for himself. He has gone from non-social, depressed and anxious to a very outgoing young man [...]
Grand Island, NE – The Principal Foundation awarded Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska a $10,000 grant for Goodwill’s Employment and Career Services Program. Employment and Career Services supports employment for people with disabilities throughout Goodwill’s 55-county service area. Employment Specialists assist people living with a behavioral health issue, acquired brain injury, developmental/intellectual disability, or substance use disorder find jobs and work successfully. Goodwill staff also assist others, including people living in poverty and those with criminal records. Tammy Slater, Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska’s CEO states, “We appreciate the support from the Principal Foundation as we continue to support people [...]
McCook, NE – Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska is pleased to announce the opening of its newest store and donation drop off in McCook, located at the intersection of Highway 34 and 83 in Westview Plaza. The store’s sales floor offers 7,200 square feet to allow for donations of clothing, housewares, electronics, books and other items that will be sold at bargain prices. Store hours are Monday through Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. and Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. The McCook store is Goodwill’s ninth store with current stores in Scottsbluff, North Platte, Lexington, Kearney, Grand Island North [...]