Reflecting on 2023: A Year of Mission Growth

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jan 26, 2024 1:32:26 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Community Partners, Employment, Nurse-Family Partnership, The Excel Center, Education, Foundation, Retail, mental health, Multi-gen impact, Strategic Plan, Goodwill Education, DEI

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    Last year was a big year for Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana as we educated, employed and served more individuals than ever before. Since launching our new Strategic Plan two years ago, we’ve made significant progress on our objectives and goals.

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    Reflecting on 12 Years of Goodwill NFP

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 21, 2023 1:00:00 PM / by Noelle Gray posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Mission Awareness

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    Since 2011, Goodwill Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) has paired first-time, expectant parents with a registered nurse for ongoing visits so they can provide the very best start for their children during the earliest, most developmentally critical years. Over 12 years, Goodwill NFP has served over 7,500 families across central and southern Indiana.

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    A Day in the Life of a Goodwill NFP Nurse

    [fa icon="calendar'] Oct 13, 2023 3:00:00 PM / by Noelle Gray posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Mission Awareness

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    Goodwill Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) pairs registered nurses with first-time parents for ongoing visits so they can provide the very best start for their children during the earliest, most developmentally critical years. Since its inception in 2011, 7,500 families have been served across Indiana – but how do NFP Nurses achieve such great success?

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    More Than Just a Thrift Store: Getting to Know Goodwill

    [fa icon="calendar'] Aug 17, 2023 1:00:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Nurse-Family Partnership, Education, Retail, Mission Awareness, nonprofitday

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    If you’re familiar with Goodwill, you probably recognize us as a place where you can donate your unwanted goods to support employment for people with job barriers and shop for unique treasures at a great price. What you might not know is that we’re more than just a thrift store. With the proceeds generated from your shopping and donations, we empower people to change their lives through the health, education and employment services we provide through our support programs, including:

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    Introducing Ginny Cushman-Wood, 2023 Goodwill Nurse of the Year

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 21, 2023 3:00:00 PM / by Noelle Gray posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Mission Awareness

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    Goodwill Nurse-Family Partnership® (NFP) is a maternal-child health program that pairs registered nurses with first-time, expectant parents. Through one-on-one visits, NFP Nurses deliver trusted information to families for healthy births and childhoods until the child turns two. Every spring, Goodwill NFP highlights a nurse who has exceeded their expectations with the “Nurse of the Year” accolade.

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    Building Our Communities One Donation at a Time

    [fa icon="calendar'] Jul 18, 2023 1:30:00 PM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Nurse-Family Partnership, Disability, The Excel Center, Goodwill Commercial Services, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education, Foundation, Criminal History, Retail, Former Addiction, Mission Awareness, Strategic Plan, Goodwill Education, LGBTQ

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    Thanks to your support, lives are being changed in your community. In addition to significant growth in our Retail, eCommerce and Commercial Services divisions over the past year, we currently employ nearly 5,000 Hoosiers – 61% of whom have barriers to employment, like a disability, criminal history or lack of a high school diploma. 

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    Mom of Twins Perseveres and Pays It Forward

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 14, 2023 9:30:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Success Story, Criminal History, Parents, Former Addiction, Mission Awareness, Multi-gen impact

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    When Lacee McCorkle connected to Goodwill Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) in 2019, she was at a turning point in her life. She had recently graduated from a recovery home after 15 years of drug use and a period of incarceration.

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    Goodwill Nurse-Family Partnership Expands to Serve More Families

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 12, 2023 3:00:00 PM / by Noelle Gray posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Mission Awareness, Nurses Week

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    Goodwill Nurse-Family Partnership, a program that pairs registered nurses with first-time parents and their families, will expand to serve even more Hoosiers in the coming year. Thanks to funding from both the Indiana State Department of Health and the Lilly Endowment in 2022, the evidence-based model can now be implemented in 61 Indiana counties, increasing the NFP Nurse capacity for families facing concentrated barriers. 

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    Announcing Goodwill's 2023 Award Honorees...

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 6, 2023 10:00:00 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Employment, Nurse-Family Partnership, Disability, TalentSource, Success Story, The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education, Goodwill Outlet, Criminal History, Parents, Retail, Former Addiction, Mission Awareness, Mission Coaches, LGBTQ

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    Each year, Goodwill celebrates some of the most extraordinary Hoosiers we serve through a ceremony that honors recipients across seven award categories. Eligible nominees include employees, students, program participants and community partners. When you donate and shop at Goodwill, you're empowering people in your community, like those whose stories you can watch below, so thank you for your support. Together we're changing lives!

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    Celebrating Black History Month with Michelle Washington

    [fa icon="calendar'] Feb 24, 2023 9:00:00 AM / by Noelle Gray posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Leadership Spotlight

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    As Black History Month proceeds, Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana continues to celebrate Black leaders, mission participants and students who contribute to fulfilling our mission each day. Michelle Washington has shown great dedication to this mission during her career, serving as a Goodwill Nurse-Family Partnership® Nurse Home Visitor, a Nurse Supervisor, and now, one of the Directors of Operations for the program.

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