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Phone: 651.379.5800
553 Fairview Ave N
St. Paul
Minnesota 55104
USA
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Geographic areas served: Twin Cities, Rochester, St. Cloud, Willmar areas

Programs:

Employment and training services include several vocational training programs in real work settings, such as:
Service (number of individuals served in FY2008)
- Intake and orientation (969)
- Situational assessment (364)
- Vocational evaluation (567)
- Employee development services (272)
- Work experience training (427)
- WIA youth services (58)
- SSI advocacy (552)
- Adult rehabilitative mental health services (ARMHS) (1021)
- Minnesota Family Investment Program (MFIP) - Hennepin County (431)
- Work Involvement Now (WIN) program (62)
- Retail skills training (63)
- Construction skills training (85)
- Automotive skills training (59)
- Bank skills training (47)
- Bank reconciliation skills training (46)
- Forklift training (39)
 
(Note:  An individual may have received services from more than one program and is included in the count of each program.)
 
Service (number of individuals served in FY2008):
- GED services (141)
- Introduction to Windows, Internet (62)
- Computer Lab (basic skills; job searches) (1,025)
- Minnesota Workforce Center resource rooms (5,928)
- School work experience (62)
- GOALS program - Willmar (58)
- FATHER Project (1,406**)
 
(Note:  An individual may have received services from more than one program and is included in the count of each program.)
 
Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota's employment consultants help place individuals in jobs that match their individual skills and interests.  Staff provide program participants with personalized job development skills training in preparing job applications and resumés, interviewing, accepting a job, and esteem building.  In addition, staff provide follow-up services to assist participants who are employed but need support to maintain and/or advance in their careers.  During 2008, 1341 individuals received job development services, 151 received intensive support services to maintain employment and 988 received retention and advancement services.
 
(Note:  An individual may have received services from more than one program and is included in the count of each program.)
   

Mission:
Our mission is to assist people with barriers to education, employment, and independence in achieving their goals.
Results:
For over 90 years, Goodwill/Easter Seals Minnesota has provided family strengthening, education, workforce development and employment services for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. In the past year, approximately 15,000 individuals received 31,192 services, including job skills training (automotive, banking/finance, construction and retail), job placement and free medical equipment loans. Revenues from its 20 retail stores, along with other contributions, support these services at 48 sites in Minnesota.

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04/08/13
I donate to this charity all of the time. I am bothered that when my aunt was dying of cancer, my uncle and her had no money because he was caring for her. The Goodwill actually charged him $49.00 for the use of a wheel chair. This makes me mad!!! They needed the charity! The charity was not ... more »
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01/30/10
Goodwill/Easter Seals of Minnesota is one of the most remarkable non-profits I have been in contact with. The organization continues to innovate and find new ways to execute its mission of assisting those with barriers to employment and education. G/ES is well-managed, has a fully engaged board ... more »
01/27/10
G/ES Minnesota's life-time commitment to the full employment and economic participation of our consumers is the reason I am actively involved with this organization, even though I live in Wisconsin. The organization's values and daily practices of G/ES staff are (a) to provide the best vocational ... more »
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