Thanks to A Mother's Encouragement

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 8, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Julio Chavira posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Parents

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    Returning to school can have a big impact on someone’s life. Julio Chavira found himself in the Juvenile Detention Center realizing he didn't want to continue down the road he was going. 

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    President's Message for Goodwill Industries Week

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 7, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Kent A. Kramer posted in President's Message

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    Southern Indiana Welcomes First Nurse-Family Partnership Baby

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 5, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Beverly Phillips posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents, Southern Indiana

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    Goodwill’s Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) pairs mothers pregnant with their first child with a registered nurse for ongoing home visits aimed at supporting mothers and families in providing the very best start for their children during the earliest, most developmentally critical years. NFP is an international, community health program, widely researched and recognized for increasing health care access and improving health outcomes.

    Goodwill’s NFP expanded its reach in southern Indiana in early 2017 and our first baby was born in November.

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    First Nurse, First Baby and First of the First-Time Moms

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2018 7:00:00 PM / by Marissa Emerson posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Success Story, Parents

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    Nurse-Family Partnership®'s humble beginning more than six years ago seems like a distant memory. But not for Unique Johnson, her son Ezra and their nurse, Marilynn Berry-Stamm.

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    Mother of Four Prepares to Graduate from The Excel Center

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 28, 2018 6:00:00 PM / by Jennifer Rendant posted in The Excel Center, Education, Language Barrier, Parents

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    Born in California, Leticia Ibarra finished middle school before her family relocated to Mexico.

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    Passion Drives a New Career Through Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 18, 2018 6:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Retail

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    Some of Zach Hopper’s fondest memories of his mother include shopping at Goodwill for clothes and toys when he was a child. His family was poor and his mother struggled with addiction, often leaving him to care for a younger sibling.

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    A Guide to Career Success

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 15, 2018 6:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, Goodwill Guides, Retail

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    In 2008, suffering from debilitating depression, Frank Farmwald found himself homeless and unable to keep a job. His condition became so severe it required him to be temporarily institutionalized. He then entered a transitional housing program as he learned to manage his depression.

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    The Land of Dreams Leads to a Diploma

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 12, 2018 8:02:00 PM / by Aisha Herring posted in The Excel Center, Education, Language Barrier

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    Coming to the United States from a different country can present many obstacles but also opportunities. For Dior Thioune, 30, one of her opportunities was education.

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    Donor Spotlight | Meet Matt Carter

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 9, 2018 6:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Community Partners, Foundation, Goodwill Donation, Goodwill Donor

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    Matt Carter, Vice President of Destination Development and Executive Director of Music Crossroads at Visit Indy, and treasurer of the Goodwill Foundation of Central & Southern Indiana, discusses why multiple generations of his family have supported Goodwill.

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    A Message from Goodwill's President for Spring 2018

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 5, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Kent A. Kramer posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, The Excel Center, Goodwill Guides, President's Message

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    It’s hard to believe that it has been a full year since the merger of the central and southern Indiana Goodwills. One of the primary motivations for the merger was the desire to increase the pace with which we could deliver mission services to southern Indiana.

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