Good hand Up.jpgThe mission of Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth is to empower people with disabilities, disadvantages, and other barriers to employment so that they may achieve maximum independence. Goodwill accomplishes this mission by putting people to work! We connect our clients to vocational skills training and meaningful jobs. Our clients typically struggle with employment barriers such as physical and mental disabilities, criminal backgrounds, lack of training, lack of job-related social skills, homelessness, veterans reentering civilian life, and many other poverty-related obstacles.

Goodwill’s Good Hand Up program specifically targets clients experiencing homelessness. We have employment specialists working in the field to bring services to these clients. We are in the process of creating partnerships with and scheduling to bring employment services to clients in Rapid ReHousing (HPRP), Texas ReEntry Services, and the YWCA. We are hoping to receive grant funding that would allow us to hire additional employment specialists specifically targeted for services to the homeless and to expand the scope of our reach.

In addition, we have learned that not all clients experiencing homelessness are work-ready. Our plan is to secure funding to put clients that need personal and social adjustment skills training into our DARS-certified Work Adjustment Training program for 3-6 months. The goal of this training is to get clients job ready so that they can be placed in meaningful jobs upon program completion. For more information, please contact Latasha Davis at ldavis@goodwillfw.org.

Employment Services include:

  • Resume and cover letter writing
  • Job searching
  • Interviewing skills and attire
  • Connections to employers
  • Funding for emergency services that prevent employment such as cell phones and transportation