The Services Impact
Mission Services

Goodwill was established in Boston by Reverend Edgar J. Helms in 1902. The philosophy has been "a hand up, not a hand out"; helping people help themselves. Goodwill of South Central Virginia provides a broad-range of training and employment opportunities to assist adults in overcoming barriers to employment so they may achieve a level of independence to participate more fully in life. Goodwill's programs for adults focus on meeting individual needs and ensuring that program participants progress to reach their full potential. Supported by a team of dedicated, professional staff, individuals are regularly assessed and measured to ensure the achievement of desired outcomes.

Services at Goodwill may include counseling, job readiness training, development of positive work habits, and behaviors appropriate for the workplace. Reviews are held periodically with input from the program participant, Goodwill staff, families, advocates, funders, and representatives from other agencies. These reviews are a collaborative effort to determine the need for additional training, transition to another program, or entrance into competitive employment.

» Detailed information about our Mission Service can be found here.

Case Management

Case management is a service provided to all individuals who are eligible for services through the Mission Services Department. Case management is an individually focused process through which individuals are assisted in identifying, securing, and sustaining resources necessary to live and work as independently as possible. Individualized Service Plans are maintained by Employment Specialists for each individual throughout the duration of their program.

Some of Goodwill's Program Services are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF). Program Services are provided to participants referred from agencies such as the Virginia Department of Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS), and Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services.