Goodwill employees work with individuals to help them acquire, improve and retain the skills needed to be as independent as possible. Services provided help people living with an intellectual or developmental disability use their strengths and talents to accomplish their goals, achieve greater independence, learn to make choices and participate in and contribute to their community. Services are provided Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 3:00p.m., in the evenings and on the weekends.
Goodwill employees work with job seekers to help them become competitively employed in the community. Services provided help job seekers living with an intellectual or developmental disability, acquired brain injury, behavioral health diagnosis and/or substance use disorder or barriers such as poverty become employed in their community. Goodwill matches qualified candidates to job openings in the community and maintains a strong, responsive working relationship with employers to address needs.
Goodwill offers a variety of programs to meet recovery needs of individuals diagnosed with a substance use disorder and/or a serious and persistent mental illness such as schizophrenia/schizoaffective disorder, bipolar disorder, or major depression. Services provided help individuals live successfully in their community.
The Transitional Housing Initiative is focused on promoting community safety by providing stable housing for clients in need. The program serves probationers in need of a supportive environment which will enable them to stabilize in the community, obtain employment, and ultimately become self-sufficient. Goodwill staff assist each client in identifying appropriate, affordable housing, as well as with the application process with potential landlords. Once housing has been secured, staff can help client with the move-in process, along with helping to secure needed household items. Staff provide on-going support through face-to-face meetings throughout the twelve week program, focusing on budgeting and other goals as identified by the client.