Goodwill Receives Youngstown Foundation Grant to Serve Homeless

Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries recently received a $25,000 grant from The Youngstown Foundation. The grant will enable Goodwill to continue to provide vocational services to individuals who are homeless including vocational assessment, work adjustment, classes, counseling, job club and job placement services.

“For 18 years, Goodwill has successfully provided outreach and vocational services to individuals who are homeless. Numerous individuals were provide emergency and transitional housing locally, and through Goodwill many received vocational assessment, paid on the job employment training and job placement services. These services are necessary in order to empower them to obtain permanent housing, to increase their independent living, job skills and income and to achieve greater self-determination,” says Dorothy Nespeca, rehabilitation director at Youngstown Area Goodwill Industries. “We are grateful to The Youngstown Foundation for providing us with the funding for this program which was previously funded by HUD. It will allow us to continue this very important service in our community.”

 

About The Youngstown Foundation

Founded in 1918, The Youngstown Foundation is the largest community foundation in the Valley, the 4th oldest in the country and ranked in the top 100 nationally. With over $110 million in charitable funds, over $4 million in grants is awarded annually to non-profit organizations.