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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Goodwill Industries, Job Training

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

29 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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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.

1

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.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have worked at Goodwill for 13 years in the Work Adjustment Training Program. I have really liked working here. My favorite job so far is working on Ford transmission kits. I am a hard worker with no complaints. Goodwill does a great job working with me and my co-workers.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

OHIO VALLEY GOODWILL IN SPRINGDALE, OHIO IS AN OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATION. THEIR STAFF ARE VERY EXCELLENT AND CARING PEOPLE. THEY MAKE SURE THE INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ARE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO WOK AND JOIN IN COMMUNITY ACTIVITY'S, THRU THEIR MANY PROGRAMS AND TRAINING AND ASSISTANCE THEY PROVIDE TO THEM. GOODWILL GOES BEYOND YOUR TYPICAL HELP TO PROVIDE THESE INDIVIDUALS ASSISTANCE WITH OBTAINING WORK. THEY ALSO PROVIDE THEM HELP AND THE MEANS TO JOIN IN AND BE INVOLVED IN SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL EVENTS WITH SOCIETY LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. OHIO VALLEY GOODWILL GIVES THESE INDIVIDUAL'S A FEELING OF BELONGING AND A FEELING OF PRIDE TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE ALONG WITH EVERYONE IN OUR SOCIETY.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It has been a godsend for Stephanie . The job coach helped in tremendous ways. He was able to teach her new techniques to be able to hold on to her position at her current job . The staff is very kind and considerate .

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Ohio Valley Goodwill Care Program is the answer to our prayer. The staff and participants have such a positive attitude and the atmosphere is so peaceful, yet full of life. I am a worry free parent. The staff has such respect for each individual and is committed to helping them reach their full potential. I see my daughter, who is non-verbal and non-ambulatory really happy and doing more things independently. I really feel blessed to have found such a good program and love watching the wonderful changes in my daughter. There really are angels among us.