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Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries Rehabilitation Center Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Mission: Vocational rehabilitation services

Programs: Contributed goods/sheltered employment - provided employment for 334 sheltered employees, over 100 vocational rehabilitation services clients and recycled over 45 million pounds of donated goods in goodwill's 16 retail outlets. Goodwill's revenue from donated inventory items was $19,072,370 for 2014.

rehabilitation services - provides professional and comprehensive vocational rehabilitation and homeless services to men and women with disabilities and disadvantaging conditions. Served 3,424 individuals in 2014 and placed 913 into competitive employment.

industrial services - provides a large variety of work opportunities for vocational rehabilitation clients to gain needed work skills.

food services - provides breakfast, lunch and dinner to clients and employees.

Community Stories

33 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Advisor

Rating: 5

I have had a business relationship with Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries for over 25 years. I've always been impressed with their professionalism and the respect that they show to their clients. Their job coaching and placement services help those with disabilities get the satisfaction of working. My company has used the Industrial Services Division for packaging and we were very pleased with the quality of their work.

Review from Guidestar

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Goodwill does so much more than most people are aware of! I am the Executive Director for a local nonprofit organization who provides funds to children with a wide variety of developmental challenges so that they have access to therapy, medical equipment, communication devices and more.

We are a small organization that has been in need of more manpower for a few years now. We worked with Goodwill to bring in a wonderful employee that has proven to be invaluable to the success of our organization. Goodwill continues to support our employee with training and assistance when needed so that she can improve her skills and improve her ability to serve our families.

I can't say enough good things about this Goodwill Employment program!

Review from Guidestar

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Goodwill works with a lot of my clients with disabilities. I will tell you they love to goto work and feel productive. It is a great service for our community to employ these ladies and gentlemen. Keep up the great work. Employment is a key part to inclusion!

Review from Guidestar

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Donor

Rating: 5

Goodwill offers a wide range of quality products at affordable prices. Goodwill provides jobs & job training for people with disabilities & veterans. I shop, donate & support Goodwill. Thank you to those on staff at Goodwill for working hard to help those in need.

Review from Guidestar

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

For the 5 year period from 2009 thru 2013, Ohio Valley Goodwill executives have pocketed almost 5 million dollars in salary and "other" compensation. and I'm sure they are laughing all the way to the bank. Donors have made millionaires out of the entire executive staff. And they keep increasing their compensation every year. The store workers that receive, sort through, produce the product for sale in the stores and do all the back breaking work to generate income for the company are barely making above minimum wage, get no cost of living increase ever, and are lucky to get a 3% raise per year. And most of the people with disabilities make below minimum wage. Look at Goodwill's financial statement. The company is worth millions of dollars and is sitting on millions of dollars. Employees at the "corporate" location are generally paid higher than employees at the other stores for what reason I have no clue. It's just "corporate" taking care of it's own. I would consider donating somewhere else. Goodwill has enough.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 1

Ohio Valley Goodwill is rampant with nepotism. New hires are forced to disclose medical information under the threat of termination. The "consumers" (as they are labeled) are sometimes paid below minimum wage. I would describe Ohio Valley Goodwill more as a front operation.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Come on, really? You work there. ...............................................................................................................

Client Served

Rating: 5

Our son has been a client at Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries for the last four years. He came to the program with a personal traumatic brain injury, and after having lost a competitive community job that he had worked for 12 years. Goodwill Industries employed John, and has assisted him to continue to be productive, been exceptional in helping him to adjust, and continue to work in spite of some personal issues that have needed accommodations. The staff have been very supportive in work adjustment, and now as he he has progressed to work in the larger work area. When issues have presented they have communicated with us in a timely and effective manner, and have requested meetings for planning, and have taken a personal interest in assisting him in continuing to be a productive participant in the workplace. He frequently has difficulty staying focused on his work so a very specific behavioral sheet was created which allows him to read the schedule, follow a specific plan and earn the opportunity to have a reward after so many days of following the schedule. He has always responded to positive opportunities to earn something. We were very impressed with their understanding, and willingness to individualize a program to assist our son to succeed in his work environment.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Our family has donated and purchased from Cincinnati Goodwill stores since I was a child. It is an organization that continuously gives back to this community year after year. I have seen them go so far as to donate time, manpower and clothing to other nonprofits in their time of need. The staff at each store is friendly and helpful and they treat their employees with a great deal of respect. Goodwill will be part of this families giving and shopping habits for years to come.

Julie C.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries is an excellent organization made up of dedicated and caring staff members who are committed to providing quality services. I have experienced first hand the willingness of the staff to go above and beyond to help individuals meet their own personal goals. Over the years Goodwill has demonstrated their commitment to meeting the ever changing needs of the individuals being served by the expansion and development of new programs. Goodwill is an agency that I continually recommend to parents, care givers, and other professionals in the field who may be seeking opportunities for individuals with special needs.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have worked at Goodwill for 13 years in the Work Adjustment Training Program. I have really liked working here. My favorite job so far is working on Ford transmission kits. I am a hard worker with no complaints. Goodwill does a great job working with me and my co-workers.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

OHIO VALLEY GOODWILL IN SPRINGDALE, OHIO IS AN OUTSTANDING ORGANIZATION. THEIR STAFF ARE VERY EXCELLENT AND CARING PEOPLE. THEY MAKE SURE THE INDIVIDUALS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES ARE GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE ABLE TO WOK AND JOIN IN COMMUNITY ACTIVITY'S, THRU THEIR MANY PROGRAMS AND TRAINING AND ASSISTANCE THEY PROVIDE TO THEM. GOODWILL GOES BEYOND YOUR TYPICAL HELP TO PROVIDE THESE INDIVIDUALS ASSISTANCE WITH OBTAINING WORK. THEY ALSO PROVIDE THEM HELP AND THE MEANS TO JOIN IN AND BE INVOLVED IN SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL EVENTS WITH SOCIETY LIKE EVERYONE ELSE. OHIO VALLEY GOODWILL GIVES THESE INDIVIDUAL'S A FEELING OF BELONGING AND A FEELING OF PRIDE TO BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE ALONG WITH EVERYONE IN OUR SOCIETY.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It has been a godsend for Stephanie . The job coach helped in tremendous ways. He was able to teach her new techniques to be able to hold on to her position at her current job . The staff is very kind and considerate .

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Ohio Valley Goodwill Care Program is the answer to our prayer. The staff and participants have such a positive attitude and the atmosphere is so peaceful, yet full of life. I am a worry free parent. The staff has such respect for each individual and is committed to helping them reach their full potential. I see my daughter, who is non-verbal and non-ambulatory really happy and doing more things independently. I really feel blessed to have found such a good program and love watching the wonderful changes in my daughter. There really are angels among us.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Goodwill Organization has played an instrumental role in placing Veteran’s with extreme barriers to employment in permanent self-sufficient positions in the Northern Kentucky Area. The Homeless Veteran Re-integration Program (HVRP) has provided these veterans with bus passes for transportation, tools and clothing for specific occupations, counseling, vocational training for clients lacking marketable skills, housing and job lead information. Goodwill’s service is not limited to their program. Training and employment are a major focus of the Goodwill Staff. One staff member volunteered to teach the weekly basic computer skills class, which serves as a skills development/confidence builder and launching pad for hire levels of training. Another staff member regularly participates in employment service activities, helping employers set up in-house interviewing and controlling the flow of applicants during the process. Goodwill Industries recently helped sponsor the American Legion Job Fair hosting 55 local employers, over 350 participants. This event was deemed a success by employers and participants alike and resulted in 62 direct hires. The Goodwill staff helped man the registration table, providing company listings, maps and job search information to job seekers. The Goodwill HVRP Staff also played a critical role in promoting and helping staff the NKY Veterans Job Fair that will host 80 companies and 650-900 jobseekers. Goodwill has actively participated in the Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Veteran Service Committee during the committee’s two-year tenure. The organization strives to improve and provide Veteran employment, training and services in the Tri-state area. The VSC has created Veteran Service Cards containing names and telephone numbers of services frequently used by veterans. The organization has also publicized Veteran events including 18 job fairs, ceremonies and several workshops. The Goodwill Program has provided a proven record of success in the realms of employment, education and training. I think that any grant awarded to this organization would be money well spent. The investment would be magnified in the lives of the people they serve and enhance the Northern Kentucky/Greater Cincinnati Workforce.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Goodwill is a good place. Goodwill helps me with trying to get a job in the community. Goodwill also makes me feel better about myself because I can come to work and make money. There are a lot of different types of jobs that I can do here. I can also make good friends at Goodwill.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I really think that Goodwill is great place is great place for individuals with disabilities to obtain vocational rehabilitation services. I have been here 4 years and it has really strengthened me as a person, growing in maturity and making personal contributions to society through work. Through my work with Goodwill's Consumer Advisory Committee (CAC) I have been able to become a stronger self-advocate, and have even had the opportunity to become an active member of the Advocacy Leadership Network with Hamilton County Developmental Disability Services.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked with Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries as both the President of the local Chamber of Commerce where it is located, as well as a community business partner through the college where I am a Director. Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries serves as an exemplary leader in partnering with the community through numerous business functions to not only promote and advocate for the customers it serves, but to support the business community it serves and coexists with. Additionally, Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries has provided numerous opportunities to help train and employ students and graduates of my college, ensuring well-trained professionals to fill the local workforce. Every need I have brought to George Palmer and Sharon Hannon has been unequivocally met and exceeded.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

OHIO VALLEY GOODWILL IS A GREAT ORGANIZATION-- I HAVE HAD THE EXPERIENCE OF BEING INVOLVED WITH THEM THRU THEIR REHABILITATION PROGRAM FOR DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY PERSONS. THEIR STAFF ARE VERY FRIENDLY WARM & CARING PEOPLE IN THEIR DEALINGS WITH THESE INDIVIDUALS . THEY MAKE SURE THESE DEVELOPMENTAL DISABLED PEOPLE HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY AND MEANS TO JOIN IN THE WORKPLACE AND TO JOIN IN COMMUNITY PROJECTS. THEY HELP THEM FEEL THEY HAVE A PURPOSE IN LIFE AND CAN ENJOY BEING A PART OF SOCIETY. THEY NOT ONLY ENJOY WORKING BUT ALSO ENJOY BEING ABLE TO SOCIALIZE WITH EVERYONE AS AN EQUAL INDIVIDUAL IF IT HAD NOT BEEN FOR THEM MY DAUGHTER WOULD HAVE LOST HER JOB. THEY STEPPED IN AND PROVIDED THE HELP AND ASSISTANCE WE NEEDED. THEY HAVE HELPED HER IN SO MANY WAYS GIVING HER THE JOY OF BEING ABLE TO WORK AND SELF WORTH AND HAPPINESS TO BE PART OF THE WORK FORCE AGAIN THEY ARE A GREAT ORGANIZATION AND WE ARE PROUD OF BEING ASSOCIATED WITH THEM BARB BROWN

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Over the past several years, I have worked very closely with Goodwill Industries in Springdale, Ohio. The staff consistently show a professional attitude toward working with individuals with developmental delays, ensuring that these individuals are afforded the opportunity to participate in their community, just like everyone else. Goodwill went above and beyond the typical transition to work programs, to provide the Goodwill CARE program, which allows individuals with developmental delays to participate in not only work training, but in social and rec/leisure skills, as well. The Goodwill Springdale is always open to new and innovative ideas for programs for individuals with disabilities