WHW (Women Helping Women/Men2Work)

Rating: 4.94 stars   48 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing

Location: 1800 East McFadden Avenue, Suite 1A Santa Ana CA 92705 USA

Mission: The mission of WHW is to provide comprehensive employment support services to empower disadvantaged men, women and teens to achieve economic self sufficiency through employment success.
Results: WHW experienced some amazing growth during 2013-2014. With expanded educational workshops and advanced computer training, this was the very first year in WHW history where we served more clients in our Education Program than in our Apparel Program. Our Resume Development Workshop, where clients work with Resume Coaches to create an effective resume and our Mock Interview Workshop where clients have the opportunity to be video taped as they interview and see just how they present themselves to potential empowers are two of our most popular workshops. Advanced computer classes on Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint are at capacity every week and our LinkedIn Workshop which included professional photos was a favorite. One WHW clients sums it up this way, “You helped me create a resume, build my skills, prepare for interviewing and build my self-confidence. I wouldn’t have this great job today if it weren’t for all of you.” 2013-2014 WHW Highlights •6534 Employment Success Program Clients served, an increase of almost 49%! •3388 Clients attended WHW Educational Workshops and Computer Training •2642 Clients received Professional Apparel and Accessories •1051 Volunteers provided 23,116 hours of service •275 Nonprofit partners sent WHW their clients •WHW received 2,645 inkind donations to support our clients •WHW supporters held 86 Clothing Drives to support WHW job seekers
Target demographics: Challenged job seekers looking to overcome barriers to employment.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 6,000+ job seekers will be ready for employment success!
Geographic areas served: Orange County, California
Programs: WHW offers a comprehensive Employment Success Program (ESP) for men, women and teens at no charge or obligation focused on the power of employment and economic self-sufficiency supporting over 6,000 job seekers annually from over 275 partner agencies.
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I love this company and how much they care! I am currently an intern at WHW and iy amazing to see how many men and women are positively affected by this organization. Every day I go into volunteer I look forward to meeting and helping new people in every way that I possibly can. WHW is a company that really cares!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Volunteering for WHW has helped me see the positive effects the organization provides for the unemployed. I see women (and men) gain confidence, skills, and motivation to succeed in both their job field and in life. I find it amazing that they provide so many valuable services (computer classes, free interview outfits, mock interviews, etc) for no cost.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I first came across this organization thru one of my school's meet-and-greets for potential internships sites, I applied and I am so glad I decided to complete my internship here with them!! The mission behind this nonprofit is amazing and being an intern there I can attest to their genuine care and attention they take for everyone. All the staff, volunteers, and other interns are really welcoming and fun to work with. During my time as an intern I was able to assist in various areas within the organization and I really learned a lot about the nonprofit sector which I was unfamiliar about. One of the things I really liked about interning at WHW was that every time I would come in it would be different so it was not tedious for me. Also it was great to be part of an organization that instills a sense of confidence and empowerment to all its clients as they are provided with various tools and skills at no cost to them!!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I chose WHW/M2W as my site for a school internship. I could not be any more happy with my choice, I loved working there!! They take very good care of all of their volunteers and you feel very appreciated for your service. My favorite part of interning here was the rewarding feeling you get from helping a client feel good in a professional outfit, and watching them leave satisfied. You can wear many different hats during your time at WHW/M2W, each day is a different experience. HIGHLY RECOMMEND everyone should volunteer here! :)

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

Put two little fuzzy stickers on the back of the door that leads from the women's department to the workshop area...it closes loudly sometimes.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started volunteering at WHW/M2W over a year ago. It began as an internship, like many others, and as a way to help others with my fashion merchandising knowledge. It soon became something I enjoyed more than my major and has ignited a passion for helping others and working in nonprofit. Not only am I able to make a difference in other people's lives, but I feel I get so much more back in the appreciation I am shown by clients and staff, as well as getting to be around such friendly and helpful people in a positive environment. It is like a little haven of happiness that I look forward to going to each week. They also do so much more than give people outfits. They give computer training, resume building workshops, interview practice, and hope and encouragement.

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

Expand the organization! With more locations we could help more people and make a greater impact.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

WHW is an absolutely amazing organization that empowers you with the steps and knowledge you need to become employed in today's market. I have donated to them throughout the years, and this year I was able to volunteer for them. I have seen individuals who are down on their luck leave feeling worthwhile and feeling confident. As a job seeker, I have taken several of their classes. These classes are being taught by professional, and caring individuals that show you how to find a job in today's market. As a job seeker, sometimes, you have a tendancy to get unmotivated.

If you are a job seeker, or looking for a place to volunteer or donate to this is it! They will show you the way, all you have to do is the work!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

WHW is an amazing organization that helps thousands of people get job prepared and back into the workforce. I have taken part in many of their classes and have learned from them what it takes to get hired. Those running the classes are of the highest level and I would recommend to anyone needing help in this arena to contact WHW.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Volunteering at WHW has been a blessing in my life! I was new Southern California when I read about WHW. I immediately knew that I wanted to be a part of their mission “to provide comprehensive employment support services to empower disadvantaged men, women and teens to achieve economic self-sufficiency through employment success.” The moment I stepped through their doors I could feel how much they care--and they follow-through on their mission! I’m happy to tell everyone I know about the great work they do empowering job seekers on their path to self-sufficiency. I went into WHW excited to assist others. What I was not expecting, was to be so greatly impacted by the employees and clients of WHW—I have experienced so much personal growth as a WHW volunteer. I would recommend any individual or organization seeking to contribute to an organization that greatly impacts the local community to support WHW!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I decided to volunteer with WHW after reading a wonderful success story in the OC Register about a WHW client. It tugged at my heart and motivated me to volunteer. I have been volunteering since March 2012, and have experienced the professionalism, teamwork, dedication and commitment that this organization offers to the community. I am proud and honored to be a part of the WHW volunteer team!

Rose Ann Trujillo

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

none

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The services offered by WHW are amazing. The mission held by this organization is one that will truly impact the community in every way that matters. I am very proud to begin my internship with WHW and help all those that come through the doors and be a part of this astounding organization.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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