Our mission is to provide job opportunities for people with barriers
When you donate to Goodwill or buy from our stores, you could very well meet some of the people who have found independence, dignity and strength through our mission. Program participants face different challenges to achieve their independence. Some with less severe disabilities can reach their goals in a few weeks; for others it may take many years. To ensure participants develop their maximum human potential and move toward their goal of independence, we provide case management along with a comprehensive array of professional services to prepare individuals for work. Some participants need longer-term services and are enrolled into a realistic work environment where their skills grow, barriers are overcome, a work history is built, long term goals are developed, their self-esteem is improved and their work as an individual is recognized. All this occurs with the guidance and support of Goodwill rehabilitation professionals who provide continuing case management and support services. Finally, if participants are capable of working in the community, placement services are provided to assist individuals in gaining skills to seek, train and retain employment. Our staff works in concert with the broader community, including various state agencies in Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota, public education, non-profit agencies and other organizations to ensure individuals have access to all needed services and that the services are logically coordinated.