Employment WORKS Program | Meet Paula

🌟 Meet Paula, a Peer Support Specialist with Goodwill of Orange County’s Employment WORKS (EWORKS) program!🌟   Originally from Bucharest, Romania, destiny brought her to Los Angeles, California at a young age. Despite facing adversity, including an abusive background and periods of homelessness, Paula found support through her church and shelter, leading her to connect […]

Employment WORKS Program | Meet Floree

“At Goodwill Employment WORKS, you will have someone who will help you, understands you and walk with you on your journey. Then, when you’re ready, we will watch you spread your wings and succeed!” Floree serves as an Employment Specialist at the Goodwill of Orange County’s Employment WORKS South location. One of Floree’s biggest barriers […]

Employment WORKS Program | Meet Alexa

Meet Alexa from Goodwill of Orange County’s Employment WORKS Program. Seeking a new opportunity in a new environment, Alexa reached out to Employment WORKS for support in her employment journey. With the guidance of her Employment Specialist and Peer Support Specialist, she built the necessary skills to become a Peer Support Specialist herself! We sat […]

Job Match Q&A with Luis

Today’s Job Match Q&A, we get to meet Luis! Through Goodwill’s Employment WORKS, a supported employment program providing individualized job placement and retention services to adults living with mental health diagnosis, Luis was able to get back on his feet and dive into the workforce with ease. 1)      What is your first name, where do you […]

Goodwill of Orange County | National Thrift Shop Day

August 17 is a big deal for all of us here at Goodwill of Orange County, because it marks National Thrift Shop Day!  On this day, we celebrate the power of thrifting and, most importantly, we celebrate YOU, our loyal thrifter! Your purchases fuel OC Goodwill’s mission of helping people achieve their goals through a […]

Goodwill Of Orange County’s Lifelaunch: Growth Opportunities (GO)

We’ve all made mistakes. Many of us just need a second chance. For youth who have been impacted by the justice system, Goodwill of Orange County can provide just that – a second chance to succeed. Goodwill of Orange County’s LifeLaunch: Growth Opportunities (GO) training program is designed to prepare justice-impacted young adults, ages 18-24, […]

Top Six Mental Health Resources In Orange County

Mental Health Action Day serves as a day to raise awareness on the significance of mental health and to encourage individuals to take action and prioritize mental health support. At Goodwill of Orange County, we recognize the unique challenges faced by people with mental health diagnoses and are committed to providing resources, employment opportunities, and […]

Job Match Q&A With Aaron

Today’s Job Match Q&A, we get to meet Aaron! With the support from our Employment WORKS program, Aaron was able to polish up his skills, resume, and land TWO jobs!   1. What is your first name, where do you work, and what is your job title? My name is Aaron, and I work as […]

Donating With Goodwill Of Orange County

Earth Day is right around the corner! 🌎 One impactful and easy way to celebrate our wonderful planet is by donating your gently used goods to Goodwill of Orange County! Donating is a great way to declutter your home, support the environment, and help people in Orange County achieve their career goals and aspirations. 💙 […]

Impact In Action: Employment Works

See our impact in action. Goodwill of Orange County’s Employment WORKS team helps individuals every day on their personal pathway to employment, greater independence and purpose.       Brayan Job Club Q&A With Brayan   Evelyn    Alex Job Club Q&A With Alex Angel   Hugo  Job Club Q&A With Hugo   Jose   […]