Goodwill’s mission is to build pathways that help people pursue the life they want to achieve. While our main focus is to provide tuition-free job training programs and employment services, we recognize that there are many factors that go into building a successful life – factors beyond employment, such as equitable access to food, transportation, healthcare and housing. Goodwill’s Family Stability program addresses these other factors and the basic needs of individuals and families through the coordination of crisis intervention services. We have partnerships with local organizations that can help in the following ways:

  • Food assistance
    • Help applying for food stamps
    • Access to Goodwill’s emergency food pantry
    • Referrals to Nourish Up, a network of food pantries and food-delivery programs
  • Rental assistance 
  • Utility assistance 
  • Transportation assistance
  • Access to a free eye exam (Vision Care)
  • Help applying for Medicaid


Rise 2 Work is a federal program that provides skills-based training that leads to meaningful employment for FNS recipients. The program is intended to increase FNS recipients’ skills, careers and ultimately their families’ financial well-being. By participating in the Rise 2 Work program, qualified participants will have access to:

  • E&T social workers who provide guidance, resources and referrals to employment and skill-building programs
  • Through other community agencies: skills trainings and certifications, job search support, high school completion, computer training, work experience and volunteer opportunities, job readiness services, resume building, career planning, assistance with transportation for participation in the job programs, and more
  • Through Goodwill: our free job training programs, employment services, job search support, family stability services and more


Some services have eligibility requirements, such as residency and income thresholds, which one of our Family Stability Navigators can explain to you.

    • If you’re interested in this program and you live within our service area, fill out our application form then follow the prompts to schedule a virtual appointment.
    • If you’re unable to reserve a virtual appointment or would rather meet with one of our team members in person to begin your application process, we also accept walk-ins at all of our career centers.