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OHIO VALLEY GOODWILL INDUSTRIES REHABILITATION CENTER INC
January 27, 2010

My name is Samantha Woolery and I work at Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries. I work in the Work Adjustment Training Program. Ohio Valley Goodwill is a great place to work. I have worked here for a little over three years. I like the different jobs I am able to work on. The staff help set up the different jobs so that I can complete them independently. They are always willing to help set up new jobs when they come into Work Adjustment. Some of the services that Goodwill offers include vocational exploration, job placement services, and personal care services. I have participated in the vocational exploration program and after completing this program I decided that the Work Adjustment Training program was a better fit for me. I also am provided with personal care assistance from the direct staff and am glad to be able to come to work and still get assistance I need throughout the day. Another great part of being at Goodwill is being a member of the Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC). This committee works as an advocacy group for Goodwill and the consumers attending here as well as participate in community outreach. I have been the Chairperson for almost 2 years and we have organized several community outreach events such as a fundraiser for the Hamilton County Developmental Disabilities Services to help with the 2009 Levy campaign, annual food drives for the Free Store Food Bank, and pop tab collection to give to the Ronald McDonald House. Goodwill also has a 504 committee that looks at safety and accessibility for all people at Goodwill. I attend these meetings as the representative from CAC. I think that Goodwill does a great job in helping so many people to get work and be productive in their lives.

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that I have worked at Goodwill for 3 years in the Work Adjustment Training program. I have also been the Chairperson for Goodwill’s Consumer Advisory Committee for 2 years.

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2010

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Client Served & I work at Ohio Valley Goodwill in their Work Adjustment Training program. I am also the Chairperson for Goodwill’s Consumer Advisory Committee.