Nurse-Family Partnership Client’s Journey Comes Full Circle

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 22, 2022 1:33:56 PM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Employment, Nurse-Family Partnership, Success Story, Parents, Mission Awareness

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    When Dea'Jenay Reid discovered she was pregnant with her first child, she was 23 and finishing a rigorous nursing school program. While the idea of parenting brought a lot of feelings of excitement, it also brought many uncertainties and feelings of anxiety. When she learned of Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana’s Nurse-Family Partnership® program during a prenatal visit with her doctor, she was eager to enroll.

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    Finding Confidence Through Support | Kristie’s Story

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 21, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Employment, Disability, Goodwill Commercial Services, #NDEAM, AbilityOne

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    For more than 35 years, Goodwill Commercial Services has provided high-quality janitorial services to central Indiana businesses and buildings. Through our AbilityOne program, Goodwill employs over 125 Hoosiers who are blind or have other significant disabilities.

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    Building Sustainable Communities

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 26, 2022 2:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Community Partners, Employment, Goodwill Commercial Services, 38thandSheridan

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    It’s been two years since Pete Yonkman, CEO of Cook Medical, a medical device manufacturing company based in Bloomington, Indiana, approached Goodwill’s leadership about partnering on a unique project. Those conversations came on the heels of the murder of George Floyd and pandemic-related racial disparities and included questions about social justice and the role we play as employers in helping to strengthen our communities. 

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    Finding Strength in Adversity

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2022 8:48:36 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Nurse-Family Partnership, TalentSource, Language Barrier, Parents, Mission Awareness, Multi-gen impact

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    Oumou Samake was born in Africa but lived in Paris, where she received a degree in social work prior to immigrating to the United States with her husband in 2016. Shortly after arriving, she learned she was pregnant. 

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    Mission Coaches Make a Difference

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 4, 2022 2:24:55 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Criminal History, Retail, mental health, Mission Awareness, Mission Coaches, Goodwill Education

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    When Johnny Manson joined Goodwill in October 2016 as a part-time donation attendant, he had been struggling to secure employment due to past legal issues and a lifelong history of depression. 

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    A Second Chance at Success

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 25, 2022 1:34:19 PM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Employment, Success Story, Criminal History, Retail, Former Addiction, Mission Awareness

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    When Stephanie Carney was sentenced to 18 months in prison, she knew that she needed to make a change in her life.

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    Finding Meaning Through Employment

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 24, 2022 4:18:35 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, Criminal History, Retail, Former Addiction, Mission Awareness, Mission Coaches

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    After separating from her husband of 10 years, Samantha Russell turned to drugs in an effort to cope with the stress and anxiety she was experiencing. 

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    Pride Month Highlight: Becoming Her Authentic Self

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jun 20, 2022 10:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Retail, mental health, Pride Month, LGBTQ

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    Bea Sweet joined the Goodwill retail crew at our Columbus location in November 2021. Although she has the support of a few friends and her co-workers at Goodwill, Bea has experienced the judgment and stigma associated with coming out as a transgender person. She began living as a woman almost seven years ago, when she was 41 years old. 

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    Join Us In Celebrating Goodwill Industries Week

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 3, 2022 10:30:00 AM / by Kent A. Kramer posted in Employment, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Mission Awareness, Goodwill Week

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    Since 1951, Goodwill® organizations throughout the United States and Canada have come together to recognize Goodwill Industries Week and highlight the defining principle of our mission — to change lives. For 120 years, the Goodwill network has worked with people experiencing barriers to employment by helping them secure a job, increase their education and access resources critical to achieving independence.

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    Empowerment Through Education

    [fa icon="calendar'] Apr 21, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education, Retail, COVID-19, Mission Awareness

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    Indianapolis Metropolitan High School is a best-fit school for teenage students experiencing circumstances that may present a barrier to education. In 2020, those circumstances included a pandemic that entirely uprooted education across the globe, but our students adapted and persevered, and our faculty did an amazing job at ensuring we could continue to provide high-quality, rigorous instruction and individualized support. 

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