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Goodwill Industries Of Greater Detroit

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Causes: Developmentally Disabled Centers, Disabilities, Goodwill Industries, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Job Training

Mission: We put people with employment challenges to work.

Programs: Skill building services are activities rendered on a regularly scheduled basis (six hours per day, five days per week) as in alignment with each individual's person centered plan of services and coordinated with other appropriate services or therapies identified in the plan of support. Services may serve to reinforce skills taught in school, therapy or other settings. Target population is persons with developmental disabilities. Skill building services are designed to assist individuals with developmental disabilities to increase their economic self-sufficiency and/or engage in meaningful activities such as education, training and/or volunteering. These services provide knowledge and specialized skill development and/or support. Number of persons served - 147 detroit skill building program and 83 westland skill building program. 75% of persons served participated in paid transitional (time limited) work experience in goodwill's work center to develop appropriate work soft skills for work place environments. 100% of program trainees developed a person centered plan for personal, social, vocational, and community integration.

north oakland career center services - path career counseling and employment persons eligible for temporary aid to needy families (tanf) public assistance recipients and underemployed/unemployed adults and youth. Each participant attends job readiness training to develop or enhance their skills to successfully secure and maintain employment. Job retention and supportive services are provided to support each participant's employment success. The program services also support the unemployed worker seeking employment assistance such as resume development, vocational guidance and job leads through goodwill's employment resource center. Served 472 persons under contract with the oakland michigan work agency's path and workforce investment act (wia) programs, 41 youth in summer employment and training services, and 9,902 unemployed and underemployed persons job seekers employment services assistance. Facilitated competitive employment for 1,670 individuals earning an average hourly wage rate of $11. 08.

michigan prisoner re-entry program and flip the script male empowerment services. Provide prisoner re-entry services for men and women exiting prison within one (1) year of incarceration. In collaboration with the michigan department of corrections and other community stakeholders - primary goal is to promote public safety by reducing recidivism of former offenders engaged in productive life, educational, social and employment activities. The flip the script male empowerment program prepares men and women ages 16-30 to enter the workforce and maintain meaningful employment. Prisoner re-entry program initiative is to promote public safety by reducing recidivism of returning citizens through productive and positive post release activities. Secondary goal is to help ensure the success of returning men and women offenders to the community through intense and collaborative service delivery methods. Goodwill industries' services involves worker skills training and case management to link and coordinate needed supportive services such as housing, transportation assistance, medical care. Services also provided include life plan development, soft skills training, academic remediation, time-limited transitional work experience to develop competitive work skills and work behaviors, job development, job placement and job retention services. Goodwill's flip the script program helps young men become responsible, self-sufficient individuals and positive heads of household through intense training, mentoring and life skills development. Provided services for 972 individuals. 84% of enrollees successfully completed 16 week program curriculum. 249 persons were assisted with job placement in the community.

goodwill industries of greater detroit provided employment & training services in the city of detroit, wayne, oakland and macomb counties. Target populations served include persons with severe and persistent mental illness, persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities, at-risk youth, young minority males ages 16-30, unemployed women, chronically unemployed and underemployed, and former offenders. Specific services included supports coordination for persons with intellectual/developmental disabilities, adult education services, employment skills training for youth, employment development services for the chronically unemployed, work incentives planning and assistance services for social security disability and social security income beneficiaries, and transitional work experience for work soft skills development for community competitive employment.

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