Growing at Goodwill with the Help of His Guide

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 12, 2018 6:00:00 PM / by Scott Crabb posted in Employment, Goodwill Guides, Retail

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    Erik Caldwell moved back to Crawfordsville three years ago to help his dad through some difficult life circumstances. He applied for a job at the local Goodwill store, expecting it to be temporary, but remains a valuable associate today, staying longer than he ever planned.

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    Retiree Stays Active Through Employment

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 23, 2018 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, Senior Community Service Employment Program

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    Benjamin Westley learned about Goodwill’s Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) in 2013. A serious car accident, caused by a diabetic blackout, left him unable to return to his janitorial duties at the St. Vincent Heart Center.

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    From Third-Generation Single Mom to First-Generation College Graduate

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 4, 2018 7:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Success Story, The Excel Center, Education

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    Goodwill Employee Fulfills Lifelong Dream

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 31, 2017 12:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, Retail

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    Greg Wieneke has been employed at Goodwill for nearly a decade. For many years, he dreamed of riding a bicycle across the country, in part, to prove to himself that he could. Greg was born with cerebral palsy, a disorder that affects balance, movement and muscle tone, and epilepsy, a central nervous system disorder.

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    Goodwill-Community Health East Partnership Educates, Employs

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 15, 2017 7:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Community Partners, Employment, TalentSource, The Excel Center

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    Goodwill-Community Health East Partnership Educates, Employs

    For several years, Goodwill has hosted tours for community and business leaders interested in
    learning more about our programs and services. In 2015, Community Health Network brought a group to participate, which yielded a mutually beneficial relationship characterized by employment, education and training for individuals interested in a pharmacy technician career.

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    Blind Since Birth, Anderson Man Celebrates 10 Years Employed at Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 9, 2017 5:00:11 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story, Retail

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    Geno Cox, blind since birth, recently celebrated 10 years as an associate at the Anderson Goodwill store. After attending the Indiana School for the Blind, Geno had difficulty finding a job locally.  

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    Meet a Goodwill Guide

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 5, 2017 7:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Goodwill Guides

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    Edward Rickenbach, Manager of Goodwill’s Guides program, discusses how his team works with our retail employees, providing career and life coaching services  to help them increase their independence and reach  their potential.

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    Disabilities Aren't Stopping this Excel Center Student

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 24, 2017 6:00:00 AM / by Aisha Herring posted in Employment, Disability, The Excel Center, Education

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    Double-Amputee Adjusts to Life After Addiction

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 18, 2017 8:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Success Story

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    Michelle Williamson doesn’t remember the date or even the year that she lost both of her legs. Her memories are hazy. She was struggling with addiction and homelessness when she acquired frostbite in her toes. They became infected after doctors amputated them, resulting in the amputation of both legs from the knee down. Shortly after, her youngest son was born, and the state was threatening to take custody of him.

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    Retired Nurse Pursues a Second Career

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 13, 2017 3:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Disability, Senior Community Service Employment Program

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    Paula Buford was a Qualified Medication Aide for 25 years, working primarily in nursing homes. In 2000, she was diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome, a disorder resulting in varying degrees of paralysis. She went from working in a nursing home to living in one for seven months, receiving intense physical and speech therapy.

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