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've been serving on the WHW,(Women Helping Women/Men2Work) Board for 7-years. Through the years, i have introduced many of my personal friends, as well as Business Associates to WHW and they all share my strong feelings and committment to this great, well run and managed organization.
The staff, as well as their Director of Marketing, Trina Fleming, Director of Programs,Robyn Williams and the CEO, Janie Wolicki at the helm, are truly an amazing team. They all share the same passion and drive to provide an unparalleled commitment of excellence to each and every client they serve.
WHW, is well known in and around the communities they serve and is highly respected and regarded as a top-notch, first class organization. And continues to be a stand alone employrment resource service provider, at no cost to their clients. Truly amazing.

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Rating: 5 stars  

WHW is an incredible organization. They have helped over 7,000 people in the Orange County community. They truly give people the skills and tools they need to get back into the workplace and stay employed for the long term. They help men, women and teens write their resume, learn interview skills, learn job skills such as computer skills and give them clothes so that these individuals can look professional. WHW does amazing work, and I am incredibly proud of all that they have achieved. They do not just donate money to those in need. They actually train people and help people obtain necessary skills and opportunities to stay employed and change the course of their lives.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This organization, holds the hand of their clients, from the the time they arrive at WHW, to when they are provided with their business approprate Suits, prepared with their resume, to when they get that job offer. The clients of this organizaton stay in touch with the staff, sharing their continued success of their jobs.
'I've served on the WHW board, for more than seven years, and will continue to serve and will continue to support the organization with my personal donations, introduce new donors to WHW.
The Staff, including the Executive Director, do an amazing job in their role at WHW.

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

i can't think of one thing i would change, the staff are amazing and the volunteer resource is huge, which is directly attributed to the efficient staff members.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

WHW is a wonderful organization that helps transform lives by instilling confidence, knowledge, and guidance in individuals striving to obtain economic self-sufficiency! I am lucky to be a part of such an amazing organization.

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I just love this organization. Its value proposition of putting men and women to work at no cost to the client, is stellar. When you see an individual (client) stand taller, smile at themselves and feel like they matter, you know an organization is doing good work. This is the heart of WHW/Men2Work. They make a difference, they care and I continue to be impressed with their organizational performance.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

Women Helping Women/Men to Work is an outstanding nonprofit organization they care about their clients and do what ever it takes to help them get back into the workforce I am very proud to be a board member of such an outstanding nonprofit not only do the employees and volunteers care about each and every client they are passionate about the story that makes them who they are. I will continue to do my best and helping with the community and also getting other business partners involved with this outstanding organization together all of us can make a difference in these peoples lives.

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Definitely

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

The mission of WHW is to help people get jobs. Generally, our clients are in shelters, homeless or living in their cars. We provide job finding and job getting skills which can include mock interviews, resume writing, computer workshops, access to computers for job search, etc. In addition, clients are provided with interview clothing and hygiene kits so that they feel prepared and confident in their interview process. Our goal is to help each client have the skills and confidence needed to end up with a job. I feel blessed in helping this organization fulfill its mission each time I hear a client's personal and touching story of how we helped them get back on their feet and provide for themselves and their family. It is a great mission and a great organization and I am proud to be a part of it.

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

help it grow so that it can provide assistance to more individuals

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I heard about WHW and attended a few fundraisers before joining the board earlier this year. I have been VERY impressed with the caring and concern for each and every individual that is helped by this nonprofit. WHW attracts an amazing group of staff and volunteers who exhibit a high level of expertise and treat everyone with dignity and respect. This remarkable combination enabled the organization to assist over 4,000 clients last year!

I also volunteer as a personal shopper which has allowed me to see first-hand how a professional wardrobe (which is just one of many comprehensive employment services offered) enables clients to feel so much better about themselves, empowering them to have the confidence needed to land that life changing job!

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have served ont he Board of WHW, in Santa Ana, CA for six years. I will continue on the Board and as an Advisory Board member for years to come.
This organization is run by an amazing, Executive Director/CEO Janie Wolicki, along with her expert Staff members. The Team at WHW, are so driven and compassionate about helping Men and Women, regain self worth, by providing assistance with Resume building, Interview process and techniques, appropriate business attire and ettiquette. Along with Computer skill classes and education presentations avilable to clients of WHW. This an amazing organization that ensures each client is prepared to interview and obtain a job or new career, with sustainable income.

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

I honestly cannot think of where or what that change could possibly be. The team at WHW, work tirelessly and together on every project or task. They are all well organized and run the organization with the highest level of ethics and integrity. This entire team, is dedicated to developing the career opportunities of their clients and are committed to helping them succeed.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am honored to have been a board member for 6 years at WHW, a non-profit that helps men and women get jobs. The CEO and staff of WHW are incredibly hard-working, and empower their clients to reach economic self-sufficiency. I highly recommend that people in the Orange County community get involved with WHW.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

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

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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