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Mission Services

Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio allows local Job Seekers to take advantage of a powerful array of services designed for one purpose:

Getting back to work

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Workforce Development Services

Goodwill’s Workforce Development services are designed to give people the life skills and job training they need to reach their goals and make meaningful changes in their lives. The list below will explain the variety of services Goodwill can offer an individual.

Vocational Rehabilitation:

We offer a variety of services that help you find employment. Our workforce team is dedicated to you finding and keeping a job!

Work Adjustment:

Work Adjustment is designed to help the consumer improve their work performance, soft skills, and behaviors


The janitorial/housekeeping service is designed to teach the proper techniques and procedures for the commercial and industrial cleaning.

Career Exploration:

This service is to assist the consumer with obtaining information regarding a variety of specific information about entry level positions in the community.

Community Based Assessment (CBA):

The Community Based Assessment assesses the consumers work skills to determine if the consumer is ready to search for employment in the community.

Job Seeking Skills Training (JSST):

This service is to teach consumers the basic work skills needed to search for employment in the community.

Placement (Job Development):

When JSST has been completed, the consumer will move into Job Development/Placement Services. This service is to assist the consumer in searching for employment in the community.

Job Coaching:

Once placement has been secured and the consumer requires assistance with learning their job, we can provide job coaching services.

Job Retention:

Once job coaching has been completed and the employer is pleased with the consumer’s work job retention accrues.

Mission Services Grant Programs

Job Connection Centers:

Goodwill’s Job Connection Centers provide workforce development services designed to give people the life skills and job readiness they need to reach their goals.

Reentry Program:

Helping returning citizens with supportive services in order to assist with educational and/or workforce activities.

Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP):

SCSEP is an on-the-job training and employment program designed to help low-income individuals 55 and older update needed job skills.

Summer Youth Program:

Five-week summer youth employment opportunity for eligible youth, ages 16–24.

Pathway Home Reentry Program:

Pathway Home is a reentry program funded by the United States Department of Justice. The program is dedicated to providing effective, comprehensive employment services to men and women with criminal convictions.

Good Rides Program:

Good Rides is a workforce development program designed to help individuals facing transportation barriers getting to and from work.

Career Path Program:

Funded by Lucas County Job and Family Services, the Career Path Program is designed to provide job development and placement services to eligible Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) participants.

Youth and Young Adult Program:

Designed to foster career development and personal growth among participants aged 14-24. The program aims to empower young individuals by providing them with essential skills, resources, and experiences to excel in their personal and professional lives.

What is CARF?

The CARF International family of organizations, including CARF, CARF Canada, and CARF-CCAC, is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.

Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards.

The accreditation process applies sets of standards to service areas and business practices during an on-site survey.  Accreditation, however, is an ongoing process, signaling to the public that a service provider is committed to continuously improving services, encouraging feedback, and serving the community.  Accreditation also demonstrates a provider’s commitment to enhance its performance, manage its risk, and distinguish its service delivery.

Programs currently accredited by CARF are Job Development and Employment Planning Services.  Goodwill Industries of Northwest Ohio, Inc. satisfies each of the CARF Accreditation Conditions and demonstrates substantial conformance to the standards. Download the PDF report.

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