Empowering Families Through Goodwill Nurse-Family Partnership

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 3, 2024 9:23:27 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Parents, mental health, Mission Awareness, Multi-gen impact

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    “When I was first diagnosed with unspecified psychosis, I didn’t want to believe it,” Michaelae Cotton said. “Many times…those with this diagnosis are described as ‘crazy.’ I was embarrassed and felt ashamed. It wasn’t until I found safe spaces that I began to embark on a journey of victory. My nurse came into my life at the perfect time.”

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    Never Too Late to Make the Grade

    [fa icon="calendar'] Sep 5, 2023 2:40:06 PM / by Rachel Moehle posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Parents, Mission Awareness, Multi-gen impact, Goodwill Education

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    Tammi Burrus had her high school experience cut short when she became pregnant at the age of 16.

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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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    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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    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 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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    Support for Moms and Babies

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 8, 2022 9:51:02 AM / by Jenny Kakasuleff posted in Nurse-Family Partnership, Success Story, Parents

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    When Tenera Lloyd enrolled in the Nurse-Family Partnership program, she was in an abusive relationship and struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. A pregnant mom with limited outside support, she felt hopelessly stuck in her situation but knew she wanted better for her daughter. After going into labor three weeks early due to a domestic situation, she knew it was time to take action.

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    How Goodwill Changed Education in Indiana

    [fa icon="calendar'] May 5, 2022 9:00:00 AM / by Jennifer Wade posted in The Excel Center, Indianapolis Metropolitan High School, Education, Parents, Mission Awareness, Multi-gen impact

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    In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week (May 2 - 6), Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana celebrates its staff of over 360 education professionals, including teachers, guidance coaches and administrators throughout the entire month. 

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    Excel Center Employee Continues to Advocate for Education

    [fa icon="calendar'] Dec 14, 2021 10:00:00 AM / by Kennedy Gallagher posted in Employment, The Excel Center, Education, Parents, Volunteers, Mission Awareness

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    Gloria Combs has shown amazing drive and passion for education, always pushing limits to prove her capabilities. After graduating from The Excel Center® in 2013 and finishing her high school diploma, Gloria went on to pursue a career as a life coach to inspire others just as she was inspired by her own life coach. She has been a major advocate for education ever since. 

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    Not Giving Up, No Matter What

    [fa icon="calendar'] Nov 29, 2021 9:45:00 AM / by Chris Wass posted in Success Story, The Excel Center, Education, Language Barrier, Parents

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    Anyone who has spent time at The Excel Center® in Clarksville during the last three years knows Ana Gonzalez, but not many know the full story behind her path to Goodwill. Ana is the director of the Young Learner’s Child Care (YLCC) in Clarksville, where her time is split between planning each day’s activities and putting those plans into action. Years before her time at Goodwill, Ana’s journey began in her small hometown in Mexico. She enjoyed her childhood, but as the region grew more complicated with heavy cartel presence, her family decided to move to the United States.

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