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Tyler gains communication skills and connects to the digital world with Goodwill’s help

Tyler found communicating difficult. It wasn’t easy for him to talk to people face-to-face. He thought if he could communicate digitally, it wouldn’t be such a struggle. But he didn’t have a computer or internet connection. In addition to wanting to communicate with people, Tyler also wanted to get a job. He thought that would …

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The Goodwill Connect program helps Dorita get connected to the digital world

Dorita struggles with her vision. Pages, signs, and screens were difficult for her to see. Because of these issues, she stopped going to college. She felt discouraged to continue because the text was so hard for her to read. She didn’t know what support she could get. The time came when she needed the internet. …

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Lori gains computer skills and confidence thanks to the Goodwill Connect program

Lori had trouble with technology. She did not understand how to work the many types of devices available today. And she struggled to understand the operating systems that are always advancing and changing. She searched for help for over eight months with no luck. Discovering support Then she heard about services offered through the Goodwill …

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Goodwill offers a hand up to Nicholas and his family to get them into stable housing

Army veteran Nicholas, his wife, and two children were homeless and living in a van. They struggled with homelessness for a while. They had to find a better living situation for their children. Some of their family took them in short term. But they couldn’t stay long. They didn’t know what help was available and …

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Chaay recovers her life and becomes a role model for others with a little help from Goodwill

Chaay lived in pure chaos. She struggled with substance abuse, mental health concerns, and homelessness. She spent many nights not knowing if she would have a safe place to rest her head. Chaay wasn’t happy with where she was in life and where her life was going. She was tired of living in the same …

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Goodwill’s Representative Payee Program helped 1,252 in 2021

Goodwill Industries of the Inland Northwest has five Representative Payee offices. The offices within Washington are located in Moses Lake, East Wenatchee, and Spokane. The offices in Idaho are located in Lewiston and Coeur D’Alene. The East Wenatchee office merged with the Moses Lake office in 2021. The payee program is a service that helps …

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Goodwill’s SSVF program awarded additional funding in 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic hit our community veterans hard. Shelters were closing their doors. This made it difficult for people to get the resources they needed.   During the COVID-19 pandemic, more people needed money for housing. The SSVF program needed to hire 10 more people to help get more people into housing. They helped stay in …

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