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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Vocational rehabilitation services

Programs: Contributed goods/sheltered employment - provided employment for 334 sheltered employees, over 100 vocational rehabilitation services clients and recycled over 45 million pounds of donated goods in goodwill's 16 retail outlets. Goodwill's revenue from donated inventory items was $19,072,370 for 2014.

rehabilitation services - provides professional and comprehensive vocational rehabilitation and homeless services to men and women with disabilities and disadvantaging conditions. Served 3,424 individuals in 2014 and placed 913 into competitive employment.

industrial services - provides a large variety of work opportunities for vocational rehabilitation clients to gain needed work skills.

food services - provides breakfast, lunch and dinner to clients and employees.

Community Stories

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have had a business relationship with Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries for over 25 years. I've always been impressed with their professionalism and the respect that they show to their clients. Their job coaching and placement services help those with disabilities get the satisfaction of working. My company has used the Industrial Services Division for packaging and we were very pleased with the quality of their work.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Goodwill does so much more than most people are aware of! I am the Executive Director for a local nonprofit organization who provides funds to children with a wide variety of developmental challenges so that they have access to therapy, medical equipment, communication devices and more.

We are a small organization that has been in need of more manpower for a few years now. We worked with Goodwill to bring in a wonderful employee that has proven to be invaluable to the success of our organization. Goodwill continues to support our employee with training and assistance when needed so that she can improve her skills and improve her ability to serve our families.

I can't say enough good things about this Goodwill Employment program!

Review from Guidestar

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Goodwill works with a lot of my clients with disabilities. I will tell you they love to goto work and feel productive. It is a great service for our community to employ these ladies and gentlemen. Keep up the great work. Employment is a key part to inclusion!

Review from Guidestar

1

Donor

Rating: 5

Goodwill offers a wide range of quality products at affordable prices. Goodwill provides jobs & job training for people with disabilities & veterans. I shop, donate & support Goodwill. Thank you to those on staff at Goodwill for working hard to help those in need.

Review from Guidestar

3

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

For the 5 year period from 2009 thru 2013, Ohio Valley Goodwill executives have pocketed almost 5 million dollars in salary and "other" compensation. and I'm sure they are laughing all the way to the bank. Donors have made millionaires out of the entire executive staff. And they keep increasing their compensation every year. The store workers that receive, sort through, produce the product for sale in the stores and do all the back breaking work to generate income for the company are barely making above minimum wage, get no cost of living increase ever, and are lucky to get a 3% raise per year. And most of the people with disabilities make below minimum wage. Look at Goodwill's financial statement. The company is worth millions of dollars and is sitting on millions of dollars. Employees at the "corporate" location are generally paid higher than employees at the other stores for what reason I have no clue. It's just "corporate" taking care of it's own. I would consider donating somewhere else. Goodwill has enough.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

Ohio Valley Goodwill is rampant with nepotism. New hires are forced to disclose medical information under the threat of termination. The "consumers" (as they are labeled) are sometimes paid below minimum wage. I would describe Ohio Valley Goodwill more as a front operation.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Come on, really? You work there. ...............................................................................................................

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son has been a client at Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries for the last four years. He came to the program with a personal traumatic brain injury, and after having lost a competitive community job that he had worked for 12 years. Goodwill Industries employed John, and has assisted him to continue to be productive, been exceptional in helping him to adjust, and continue to work in spite of some personal issues that have needed accommodations. The staff have been very supportive in work adjustment, and now as he he has progressed to work in the larger work area. When issues have presented they have communicated with us in a timely and effective manner, and have requested meetings for planning, and have taken a personal interest in assisting him in continuing to be a productive participant in the workplace. He frequently has difficulty staying focused on his work so a very specific behavioral sheet was created which allows him to read the schedule, follow a specific plan and earn the opportunity to have a reward after so many days of following the schedule. He has always responded to positive opportunities to earn something. We were very impressed with their understanding, and willingness to individualize a program to assist our son to succeed in his work environment.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our family has donated and purchased from Cincinnati Goodwill stores since I was a child. It is an organization that continuously gives back to this community year after year. I have seen them go so far as to donate time, manpower and clothing to other nonprofits in their time of need. The staff at each store is friendly and helpful and they treat their employees with a great deal of respect. Goodwill will be part of this families giving and shopping habits for years to come.

Julie C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries is an excellent organization made up of dedicated and caring staff members who are committed to providing quality services. I have experienced first hand the willingness of the staff to go above and beyond to help individuals meet their own personal goals. Over the years Goodwill has demonstrated their commitment to meeting the ever changing needs of the individuals being served by the expansion and development of new programs. Goodwill is an agency that I continually recommend to parents, care givers, and other professionals in the field who may be seeking opportunities for individuals with special needs.