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What We Do

Programs and Services

Goodwill offers a range of programs for people with disabilities and others facing challenges to gaining employment and community living. All services are person centered with the emphasis on the individual achieving their highest level of independence.

Some programs may include transportation provided by Goodwill vehicles. For more information about Goodwill's Title VI Non-Discrimination plan, click here.

Career Centers 

Goodwill Career Centers provide free employment resources to job seekers. Our experienced career coaches provide personalized guidance to help our clients prepare for, find and land the job they want. Visit our Career Centers page here.


Community Employment Services (CES) 

Community Employment Services find employment for people with disabilities. We work with individuals to identify their best vocational fit and provide skill development and job coaching to ensure their success on the job. These services are funded by the Bureau of Rehabilitation Services and Department of Developmental Services.

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Goodwill Options (GO)  

In conjunction with the Department of Developmental Services, this day program provides individuals with disabilities the opportunity for social and community integration. Activities can include volunteerism, physical exercise, cultural trips, music and art therapy and community events.

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Residential Programs 

Goodwill offers safe, quality housing with a person-centered level of support and community inclusion activities.

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Supported Living Services 

In association with our Acquired Brain Injury Program (ABI), Goodwill offers residential support services to people with an ABI in a group or individual settings. Individualized service plans focus on allowing the individual to live independently in the community of their choice.

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Helms Housing 

Helms offers affordable two-bedroom townhouses in Bridgeport to families who qualify.

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Supported Employment  

In collaboration with the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services, this program provides individuals in recovery the support and tools needed to find, secure and maintain employment.

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Transitional Services Work Readiness Program 

The Transitional Services Work Readiness Program offers time-limited, unpaid training adults, including working aged youth, who are making the transition out of local school districts and into the workforce. Individuals are offered training in four separate tracks including retail, food service, maintenance and administrative services. Upon successful completion, each individual receives staff support in their employment search and help them to maximize their independence. Funding for this program is provided by Department of Developmental Services.

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Our Impact in 2020

5,720

Connecticut Residents Served

4,225

Individuals Helped At Career Centers

19,312,272

Pounds of clothing and household items were kept out of landfills

895

People were assisted in finding meaningful work

755

Attended Hiring Events And Skill Building Workshops

105

People Volunteered Their Time and Talents