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Phone: 323-223-1211
342 N San Fernando Rd
Los Angeles
California 90031

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Geographic areas served: Los Angeles County North of Rosecrans, San Bernardino, and Riverside counties

Programs: Each year Goodwill Southern California (GSC) serves more than 22,700 people with disabilities and other vocational disadvantages and directly places nearly 2,000 job seekers into jobs outside Goodwill. GSC has 25 career service locations and more than 50 retail stores in Los Angeles County (north of Rosecrans Avenue), San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. GSC has more than 1,600 employees. Two-thirds are people who have disabilities or other barriers to getting a job. Services offered free to clients: On-the-job training in computer/office skills, truck driving/forklift operation, custodial service, food service, light assembly, packaging, document shredding, and e-waste de-manufacturing. Three "One Stop" Career Centers and six Career Resource Centers offer job search support, workshops, and Internet access to online job listings. Five youth centers for at-risk youth, including those on probation, where Youth get help to finish their education, gain leadership skills, certified vocational training and help finding work. Basic education in English, math, independent living skills, English as a Second Language, and GED (high school equivalency certificate) classes. Job Club: Job search technique workshops and ongoing individual support. Group & Individual Counseling, behavior/anger management and 12-step substance abuse recovery programs. Career Evaluation Center: skills testing and career planning for adults and students with disabilities. Veterans Training Program for disabled and long-term unemployed military veterans. Three prisoner re-entry programs for ex-offenders, to help them find jobs and become productive community members again.


Transforming lives through the power of work –

We serve people with disabilities or other vocational challenges, as well as businesses, by providing education, training, work experience and job placement services.

2009 Numbers


People served: 59,310

People placed in community employment: 4,132

Average wage of those placed: $11.56

Receiving benefits: 52 %

Businesses served: 3,453


Goodwill recycled

Textiles: 14.6 million

Electronics: 5.5 million

Paper Products: 5.9 million


Total revenue: 110 million

Program expenses: 92 percent of budget

(Highest) 4-star rating from Charity Navigator: eight years in a row


Campuses: 3

Service/program sites: 24

Retail stores: 62

Donation sites: 41

Computer Recycling plants: 3

Secure Shredding Plants: 2

92 percent of our total revenue goes to our programs and services

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I've been a member of the board of Goodwill Southern California for just over a year. I write with the perspective of someone who managed non profit organizations for over 30 years. GSC is probably the best run not for profit organization I've ever been involved with. It enjoys a highly ... more »
I started my association with Goodwill Southern California as both a merchandise and financial donor but didn't understand the full scope of their activities until I took a tour of the headquarters. In these times of high unemployment, it's great to have an organization that devotes itself to ... more »
Goodwill Southern California is a wonderful organization that has such positive effects in our community. Goodwill Southern California helped over 59,000 men and women and at-rick youth througtout Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties during 2009 and the number will only increase in ... more »
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