Mission: Goodwill strengthens communities by enhancing the dignity and quality of life for people in need by overcoming barriers to opportunities through learning and the power of work.
Programs: Goodwill's retail operations provide employment and job training opportunities for people who are disabled or otherwise disadvantaged. Net income from the sale of clothing and household goods donated by the public goes towards supporting and growing other critical community-based programs. During the year 358 people were employed through these operations.
goodwill's food programs operate a commercial kitchen to provide meals for residents of the goodwill inn homeless shelter and, in conjunction with northwest michigan community action agency, meals-on-wheels for homebound seniors and special needs people. The program also offers job training opportunities through its food processing, food truck and catering activities. During the year 175,758 meals were prepared through this program and 23 people received job training opportunities.
goodwill's patriot place is northern michigan's only transitional housing community for veterans who are experiencing homelessness. Residents are given the opportunity to live independently and receive support services for up to 2 years. The facilities can accomodate 24 residents. During the year a total of 46 veterans resided there.