3. Javits-Wagner-O’say Act
• AbilityOne Program
• Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act
• Increase Employment Within the AbilityOne
• Promotes, Encourage and Develops Opportunities
Where More Jobs are Created
• Medical Rehabilitation
• Preparing adults for independent
living by working with them to re-
learn work and social skills
• Senior Community Service
Employment Program (SCSEP)
• Adult Day Care Service
• Offers support and supervision
for adults with special needs or
8. People with Criminal Backgrounds
• People who want to go
to work deserve a
• People with a criminal
background face many
Goodwill Offers Support:
• Pre-release Services
• Basic Skills Development
• Occupational Skills Training
• Job Placement Assistance
• Life Skills
9. COMMUNITY SERVICES AGENCY CHECKLIST
Goodwill prides themselves on providing opportunity goods and services for youth, seniors, people with disabilities, veterans, special
needs, and those with criminal backgrounds (“Goodwill Industries International Inc.”, 2015.) Services that may be available in a local
community are financial support, family services, and entrepreneur resources. These are just some of the ways Goodwill is making a
difference. Below is a quick checklist to assist volunteers in their goal to provide individuals with community resources.
Make the Most of Your Money
Financial Coaching Assist with assessing current budget and debt, while providing next step to become financial
Savings and Support Staff educate customers on the financial institutions, savings plans, loan options, and resources to
go back to school or purchase a home.
Tax Preparation Free tax preparation online or in person.
Family Services and Support
Education Program Program focuses on literacy, language skills, improving skills, and earning a high school diploma.
Community Services Includes childcare services, screening services for federal and state supported programs, social and
educational programs for seniors and people with disabilities.
Other Family Support; Financial, Education, Transportation Service provides transportation around the local community.
Starting Your Business Offers free courses to assist in starting a business.
Financing Your Business Goodwill offers financial support and resources to starts up a business.
Housing Affordable housing options through community resources for those struggling to pay rent or
Clothing Assistance Emergency clothing and/or assistance with on the job attire.
Medical Rehabilitation Preparing adults for independent living by working with them to re-learn work and social skills.
Childcare and Afterschool Care Development services for infants to school age children.
Adult Day and Service Offers support and supervision for adults with special needs or disabilities.
The availability of each program is based on the geological area in which the individual resides in. For questions about specific programs please contact
Goodwill directly by phone (800) Goodwill or by email email@example.com
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Notas do Editor
Team B will review and present the the services provided by Goodwill Industries International for our volunteers who will lead discussion in the community about the many resources offered. We will compare the services offered for various populations: immigrants, individuals with a criminal background, individuals with disabilities, seniors, veterans and military families, and youth. Lastly we will include a checklist, about learning centers, programs, and program availability that you as volunteers might use to guide your remarks.
Goodwill has many opportunities for individuals with a disability. The Wagner-O’Day Act sought to create employment opportunities for individuals who were blind. The AbilityOne Program is the largest provider of employment opportunities for individuals who are blind or have significant disabilities, employing roughly 46,000 through more than 600 nonprofit agencies, including Goodwill. In the face of advances made since the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act, employment of individuals with significant disabilities has deteriorated over the past decade. Goodwill Industries provides a comprehensive range of commercial business services to government agencies, such as custodial work, food service, landscaping, manufacturing, and document management and destruction. More than 75 community-based Goodwill organizations communally employ approximately 7,000 individuals to fulfill more than 350 Ability-One contracts, while offering those workers job coaching and additional skills training.
Goodwill was founded in 1902 to help immigrants and new Americans in Boston build their work skills and care for their families. Goodwill has several states that have their own individual programs and opportunities or immigrants, as not all services and opportunities are offered at each Goodwill. As providers of employment and job training services, this issue is critical to Goodwill because millions of immigrants are affected, people who will be looking for that first job or a way to get ahead. Some Goodwill agencies provide English as a second language courses as well as specialized courses in computer literacy, GED training and American civics and citizenship, offered in both English and Spanish.
Goodwill wants to provide support for young adults. Their program allows a young adult to start planning a career by finding out their interests, strength, opportunities, and skills. Based on these characteristics there are programs in place that allow the young adult to have adult mentors that will guide them to career and what steps to take in their education in order to prepare for that career. ("Goodwill Industries International, Inc", 2015)
Goodwill provides a Good Jobs Program for Veterans. This program is dedicated to helping veterans find a good job, advancing in that career, and making sure they are financially stable and able to provide for their families.
The website also includes links for health care providers, housing assistance, work resources, and education programs.
According to Goodwill Industries International Inc, (2015) Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP). The program, funded through the U.S. Department of Labor, allows you to contribute to your community by participating in paid training at locations like libraries, schools, housing agencies, food banks and other nonprofits.
According to Goodwill Industries International, (2015) anyone who wants to go to work deserves a second chance. We understand the challenges people with criminal backgrounds face as they re-enter the community and offer services for men, women and young adults who are committed to getting their lives back on track. Pre-release services: Get a head start on building your work skills and obtaining the necessary documentation to start your job search before you are released. Basic skills development: Prepare for your GED, and take ESL or other basic education classes. Employment-readiness training: Develop the soft skills that help you succeed at work, including interviewing and workplace communication techniques. Occupational skills training: Learn a skill or trade that can help you get back to work or move on to a better job. Job placement assistance: Open doors to employment opportunities at companies and organizations committed to giving people with criminal backgrounds a second chance. Life skills: Gain new skills to help you improve other areas of your life, such as parenting, relationship and communication skills (www.goodwill.org).