I grew up with a tight-knit family, and my first role models were my parents. My father is Mexican, and he came to the United States when he was only 20 years old. He worked in the fields in Mexico when he was a kid and in factories after he moved to the United States. My mother also worked throughout my childhood – sometimes multiple jobs. Seeing how hard they work resonates with me to this day.
At Goodwill we strive to meet the needs of the communities we serve through the Power of Work. Our mission has remained strong for 100 years and without you, it simply wouldn't be possible. Thank you for supporting our mission!
For Luis Mercado, perspective is everything. Growing up in Milwaukee, he watched as his parents struggled to assimilate and financially find their way.
Goodwill's Individual Placement and Support (IPS) program is a partnership with the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division, Wisconsin Division of Rehabilitation (DVR), the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
In the unprecedented time of COVID-19 shutdown, Shannon was staying at Sojourner Truth House, the largest provider of domestic violence prevention and intervention services in Wisconsin. The Sojourner Truth House was a safe place for her and her children.
When Grace came to Goodwill, it was clear she was a big animal enthusiast but also struggled interacting with people.
As the unemployment rate in Wisconsin remains high, many are facing the stress of needing to support themselves and provide for their families. Yet even in this time of growing worry and uncertainty, Goodwill is here to help people overcome obstacles, find jobs and achieve their goals.
Daniel started working with Tina, Employment Specialist with Goodwill Employment Services in June 2019.
Eddie completed Goodwill’s former Work Services program in 2016 and recently completed our former Explore WORK service in June of 2019. While Eddie completed these services, he showed his desire to work and his skills.
For many, the perfect job means loving what you do, enjoying who you work with and still having time for your hobbies. For Steve, the perfect job also means independence and a chance to fit in. Steve found all of this, and more, at Goodwill.