Dress For Success Pittsburgh

Rating: 4.81 stars   21 reviews

Issues: Job Training

Location: 332 Fifth Avenue Fifth Floor Pittsburgh PA 15222 USA

Mission: The mission of Dress for Success ® Pittsburgh is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. 
Geographic areas served: Allegheny County, Fayette County, Greene County, Washington County and Westmoreland County
Programs: Image Program - Provides each woman with one on one image consulting and a complete interview outfit, which includes a suit, blouse, pantyhose, jewelry, shoes and other accessories. Once employed, each woman is invited to return to the boutique to select additional everyday work attire. All clients of Dress for Success are referred to us by a registered referral agency. Employment Retention & Advancement - Our innovative Professional Women's Group and Career Center assists women in developing a personal plan for her future success and self-sufficiency. We offer monthly workshops and networking events, mentors, on-site counseling, on-line training, and special opportunities for the women to build their skills, confidence and self-esteem.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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EIN 20-2388089
412-201-4204
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Rating: 5 stars  

The name Dress for Success doesn't do this organization justice. The people of Dress for Success understand that the transition to self-sufficiency may start with having a professional appearance and looking good on the outside, but it takes so much more than that to be successful for the long run. The ongoing support network and programs they offer boost self esteem, improve life and coping skills, and encourage the women to overcome obstructions and be their very best. I've supported Dress for Success Pittsburgh and the Worldwide organization in many ways over the years. Changing the life of one woman can change the future of an entire family. I encourage anyone who wants to stop the often generational cycle of dependency on public assistance to get involved as a donor or volunteer.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Want them to get more recognition for their ongoing support efforts and the need for funding to improve those programs.

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

I teach a Job Readiness class for the Going Places Network. DFS Pittsburgh provides a wealth of resources and information to its clients. The networking opportunities for job seekers are invaluable. I would recommend DFS Pittsburgh for any job seeker or other social service agencies.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

N/A

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

A lot

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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6 people found this review helpful

Dress for Success is a god send for women in transition. Without the appropriate interview attire a lot of my former program participants would not have gotten the job.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

The women that were referred were suprised of the professionalism of the staff and the apparel and accessories that was available for selection.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Dress for Success provides additional services for clients, job seach has just been added. This organization continues to meet the needs of the customers they serve.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff abd volunteers are outstanding and professional. The ultimate in Customer Service.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Be able to provide more services, assist more clients and extend its longevity

Ways to make it better...

I don't believe my experiences could have been any better.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Funding for longevity

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

Dress for Success is extremely receptive to women interested in helping their community. The staff are very easy to work with and obviously have a passion to serve and help female job seekers in Pittsburgh.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

There responsiveness to job seekers.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

 
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