Goodwill’s Mission Services Department provides work and job skills training (including workshops in career exploration, resume writing and interviewing), job placement and retention services to individuals residing in Wayne and Holmes Counties. In addition, we help connect individuals to community services such as transportation, mental health, housing and more. Each participant gets assigned a Case Manager to guide them through the process. The Mission Services Department can connect virtually anyone who is willing and able to work to a BETTER job and a BRIGHTER future.

WHAT WE DO

CAREER EXPLORATION & NAVIGATION

 

JOB PLACEMENT & RETENTION SERVICES

JOB SKILLS TRAINING

CASE MANAGEMENT

RESUME DEVELOPMENT

CAREER PLANNING

CAREER MENTORING

INTERVIEW PREPARATION

WHO WE HELP

UNEMPLOYED AND/OR UNDEREMPLOYED

WAYNE & HOLMES COUNTY RESIDENTS

THE PEOPLE IN OUR COMMUNITY WITH BARRIERS TO EMPLOYMENT

Graduate of the Year

When Sarah came to Goodwill in April of 2018, her life was in chaos. Plans for the future were abruptly halted and she found herself homeless and jobless. Sarah was staying at OneEighty, a local supportive services agency and shelter, with her three young children. This was an extremely difficult and trying time in Sarah's life. Sarah had been enduring various forms of abuse and was a domestic violence survivor.

Youth of the Year

At first glance, Madison is your average Ohio high school junior. But it does not take long to notice that she is so much more. Madison has an inviting and warming personality, full of energy and wonder, and it's all wrapped up with sharp humor and intelligence. What really separates Madison from her peers is that she has discovered her dream job; a truly passionate desire for an obtainable career to strive for.

Makaylah

 What I have learned in the Goodwill program, is to always think about the future and what you want to do and to also be prepared.  For example, getting my permit then driving license and following through to getting a car. 

Hope

My case manager motivates me more to get up on my feet and do big things such as get good grades and keep my job.

Corey

People should use Goodwill's services because you learn about jobs and how to prepare for them.  The curriculum has taught me job skills, how to hold a job, what to expect from a job, and important life skills.

HEAR FROM OUR PARTICIPANTS

Lindsey

Everybody at Goodwill has a genuine interest  in my life and my child's.

Michael

I liked how they [Goodwill] treated me with kindness, respect and were very helpful when needed.

Damian

The Goodwill program taught me how to maintain my momentum of success within the workforce and life outside of it.

Noah

Goodwill helped me get back on my feet.; my life was going in the wrong direction. I was on probation and could not see a way out. Not only did they help me find a job, but provided life skills and educations rewards.  Now I am employed at the Retail Store and made Honor Roll.  

Nurain (Sammy)

The wonderful staff in the [Goodwill] program

are very helpful, caring, and supportive. They

introduced me to the career world. They provide

me with training on how to write a good resume,

business email, career exploration, presentation

and grooming skills as well as transportation to

and from these training. They have also helped

prepare me for the Boys and Girls Club National

Youth of the Year competition. ...

Josh

I struggled my whole life to overcome the stigma that is often associated with my disability. With limited mobility in my arm, employers were resistant to let me prove myself.  Buehler's stepped up to the "plate" and gave me an opportunity to showcase my abilities through the Goodwill's Supportive Employment Program.  With Goodwill's support I finally have the encouragement needed to successfully disprove the stigma that followed me through life and have a stable, fulfilling employment.

WE HAVE A 3-YEAR ACCREDIATION

About CARF

We are an independent, nonprofit organization focused on advancing the quality of services you use to meet your needs for the best possible outcomes.

CARF provides accreditation services worldwide at the request of health and human service providers. Whether you are seeking rehabilitation for a disability, treatment for addiction and substance abuse, home and community services, retirement living, or other health and human services, you can have confidence in your choice. Providers that meet our standards have demonstrated their commitment to being among the best available.

SCHOOL PARTNERS

Susan Gorman
VP of HR & Mission Services

Contact Our Mission

 Department

Laura Sanders
Director of Mission Services
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2019 Goodwill Industries of Wayne & Holmes Counties

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