Goodwill Opens New Program for Disabled

GOODWILL OPENS NEW PROGRAM FOR DISABLED

Grand Opening for Goodwill S.T.A.R.S. Set for March 31st

 

WHO:  Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth’s President and CEO, David Cox; Goodwill Fort Worth  Vice President GSS &STARS, Kimberly Smith; Texas Association of Goodwills Executive Director Lori Hening; 70 disabled adult participants; Members of Fort Worth City Council; and representation from Tarrant County Commissioners Office

WHAT: Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth has developed an innovative program designed for adults with significant disabilities and barriers to employment. S.T.A.R.S stands for Skills Training Achieves Results and is a unique day-habilitation program for adults with disabilities.  S.T.A.R.S recreates daily living scenarios through an interactive, realistic environment. Participants will rotate between different places such as the apartment, general store, town square, art studio, and fitness center. Each different place will give participants a chance to learn real life skills while having fun and interacting with other staff and participants at the same time.

WHEN:  Thursday, March 31, 2016, 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:           Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth – S.T.A.R.S. Town Hall,  4005 Campus Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76119,  (817) 332-7866

WHY:  This program uses this program and curriculum designed to help participants overcome their disadvantages and achieve maximum independence in the long run.  Goodwill is a non-profit leader in providing education, training and career services for people with disabilities, such as physical or mental disabilities, lack of education or work experience and homelessness. Goodwill is ranked 11th on the Forbes 20 Most Inspiring American Companies list, the only non-profit to be included.  Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, Inc.’s, 22 retail locations provide not only affordable goods and services, but also jobs for those in need and revenue to support Goodwill’s charitable mission. Goodwill also provides Tarrant and the surrounding counties with job resource centers, equipped with job-search experts, computers, Internet access and telephones. Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance. For more information on Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth, please visit www.goodwillfortworth.org.