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Goodwill Employees

Giving back to the community starts with our employees

Half of Goodwill employees report a disability or a disadvantaging condition. Goodwill seeks to support all employees and their families who are facing hardship. The Employee Support Services Program gives employees emergency assistance, resources, life-skills training, and/or financial assistance so that a change in condition does not mean loss of income.

Supportive services:
  • Emergency assistance fund
  • Financial management support
  • Employee-donated  vacation and sick hours bank
  • Mental health counseling
  • Legal counseling
  • Recovery assistance
  • Professional development classes

Are you a Goodwill employee and need support? Do you want to help and give back to your fellow coworkers? Email ESS@goodwilldenver.org to find out how you can get involved.

Meet Vanessa

Vanessa Cruz-Pennington’s rocky past included some poor choices she made when she was young and the crushing loss of a child. She careened into a deep depression that made it hard to see light at the end of the tunnel. When she did search for work, employers had a hard time overlooking her criminal history. Then she found Goodwill – and the chance she was looking for. Her new career allowed her to have pride in a job well done – and hope for a positive future.Click here to watch more Goodwill success stories.