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Causes: Centers to Support the Independence of Specific Populations, Economic Development, Employment Preparation & Procurement, Human Services, Job Training

Mission: Our mission 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: West Virginia - Ohio - Kentucky

Community Stories

6 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 5

Dress for Success River Cities has had an amazing impact in the community. Since the inception of this organization a few short years ago, literally hundreds of women have been given professional attire, career resources, and most importantly, the support and networking opportunities needed to maximize employment opportunities and transition into the workforce. Dress for Success River Cities' clients routinely tell us that this organization and, particularly, the one-on-one attention and follow-up support from our amazing staff have made a world of difference to them and their families. There is nothing more rewarding than watching a client leave our boutique and career center with head held high and the confidence to take on the world.

Board Member

Rating: 5

The staff of Dress for Success ® River Cities is tirelessly devoted to the mission of the organization -- 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. They interact with clients on a very personal level, making a connection to enable the clients to enter the workforce with confidence and the knowledge that they have support from Dress for Success ® River Cities. Clients have likewise returned to support Dress for Success ® River Cities. For instance, one client gave her testimonial during a public fundraising luncheon, providing a concrete example of the impact of Dress for Success ® River Cities.

Brenda C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hello I am a single mom.I am also a licensed massage therapist.I was working for a spa,and my daughter and I had gotten sick.We went to the emergency room,I wa snot there to do a massage so I lost my job and our home.We move din with family,and Had no Income.So We lost everything except a few precious items some pics , some cloths,not much at all.I went to a program that tested me to see what I would be best at.They told me about DRess for Success.The women there were wonderful.Bonnie was a great help.She picked a suit out for me,and some shoes Gave me a wonderful winter coat.I did not hav eone.And I felt so good I decided to get my license in this state and do what I went to school for.A therapist.Well a couple of ladies told me of this spa that needed a therapist.I wore my new suit and I went .I got the job.I am so thankful to Dress for sucess .That they were there for me in my time Of need . I would love to give back to them.Thank you for reading my story...

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working as a public relations volunteer for 2 months, and I find Dress for Success River Cities is very wonderful organization where I see disadvantaged women coming for help and they are served very well and dedicated. I feel myself very helpful when I can contribute something into this work.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

I was asked to be on the Board of Dress for Success and couldn't be happier that I accepted the invitation. What an amazing change takes place in the women who have been outfitted by the caring volunteers and staff in the boutique. It is an honor to be a part of an organization that has helped so many women find confidence and assurance in their ability to become a viable part of the work force. My hat is off to the staff, board, volunteers and the many donors who have made this possible in our community! Sincerely. Karen Morrison

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had volunteered for Dress for Success previously, then when I found myself at age 50+ cut from a job of 23 years and unemployed, I applied for a professional position with Dress for Success River Cities in Huntington, West Virginia, and am thrilled to be part of a team of women helping women. We provide not only professional wardrobe, but career counseling, training in interview skills, help with developing, printing and sending out resume's, AND perhaps most importantly, moral support and confidence! It's a joy to look back at the end of each day and say, "Wow...we really helped ________ today!", and know that our sister can now help her family and others...