Emma has been an important part of our team at the Coeur d’Alene Goodwill store for eleven years. She is employed through Goodwill’s Extended Employment Program. This program helps people who need support with on-the-job skills and training. A Sudden Setback: Emma Faces Homelessness In 2023, Emma faced a big challenge. Her apartment flooded and […]
After being forced into early retirement due to health concerns, Ray had to close his business and struggled financially. Living off his Social Security wasn’t enough to comfortably live. Goodwill’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families program helped Ray into stable housing and helped him gain more of his veteran benefits. Read his success story and learn how Goodwill can help you, too.
When life got really hard for Renee, she didn’t give up. First, she lost her husband. And then her doctor told her she had stage 3 cancer. Things were tough, and she ended up living in her car. Renee knew she needed help. So, she decided to move to Spokane to start fresh. Seeking Help
“I’ve got a place to lay my head that I can call my own. That’s huge for me!” -Tim A Turning Point: Tim’s Release From Prison After spending 22 years behind bars, Tim’s release from prison marked a turning point in his life. But he struggled to find stable housing upon his release. With no
In 2015, Tony moved to Spokane, Washington, looking for a fresh start. But things didn’t go as planned. He found himself battling addiction and homelessness. Feeling lost and alone, he didn’t know where to turn for help. Then a close friend of his referred him to Goodwill, and that’s where everything changed. The Power of
For years, Kevin was homeless. He lived in his van in a parking lot near a friend’s house. The van was operational, but he couldn’t legally drive it. Kevin’s driver’s license was void because of a medical condition that causes unpredictable seizures. It was too dangerous for him to drive, not knowing when a seizure
Kohl uses help from Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) to get stable housing for his family
Kohl and his wife were staying at a homeless shelter with their two kids. The family had been homeless for two years. They lost their last rental after their lease ended and the rent went up. The couple had been working but were unable to find housing. They had some problems to overcome. Kohl enrolled
Life was stressful, confusing, and painful for Lourdes. Domestic violence forced her to leave her home. She came to Goodwill for help and found the Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) program. They helped her get into a new apartment, but the help didn’t stop there.Lourdes built her digital skills with classes in basic computer use,
Steven moved to Spokane to care for his brother. When his brother’s had to move to a care facility, Steven could no longer afford the rent.
Athena hit rock bottom. A mental health breakdown put her in the hospital, and when she was released, she was homeless. She had no one to count on except herself, but she didn’t think of herself as a dependable person. She had been struggling with homelessness for almost four years and was in a toxic