Programs

Goodwill is a non-profit leader in providing education, training, and career services to people with disabilities and disadvantages, such as physical, mental, or emotional disabilities; lack of education or work experience; and those with criminal histories and/or homeless. Last year, Goodwill Industries of North Louisiana helped thousands of people gain and maintain employment. As a result, we saw many lives transformed through the power of work.

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WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS

Supported Employment

Supported Employment Program is a program designed to provide job placement and retention services to persons with disabilities. A referral from the Louisiana Workforce Commission (LWC)/Louisiana Rehabilitation Services (LRS) is necessary to enter this program. The services provided through this program are free to individuals who are referred for services. This program is funded through the LWC Rehabilitation Service and paid for by the State of Louisiana.

Open and Outreach Placement

Open and Outreach Placement Programs is designed to serve clients with barriers to employment through work readiness training, job placement and job retention. No referral is necessary to receive these services, only the desire to gain employment. The services are free to anyone who needs assistance. This program is funded by the Community Foundation of North Louisiana.

Good Support

GoodSupport Program is a referral based program through the Caddo Parish Juvenile Court that helps aid non-custodial parents. It provides job readiness training, job placement and job retention services for these individuals with the goal of employment retention, empowerment, and providing successful financial support of their families. This program is funded by the Caddo Parish Juvenile Court, and it is free to participants.

CCC Reentry Program

Reentry Program provides case management, discharge planning and job readiness training services to inmates housed at Caddo Correctional Center. The goal is to assist with successful reentry back into the community. The Reentry Program is funded by the Caddo Parish Sheriff's Office.

Ex-Offender Placement

Ex-Offender Placement is designed to serve clients, who have a criminal record, with work readiness training, job placement and retention services in Caddo and Bossier Parishes. The services are free to anyone who has a criminal record who seeks our assistance. This program is funded by the Community Foundation of North Louisiana and the United Way of Northwest Louisiana.

EXIT-318

EXIT-318 is designed to serve identified high risk, high need ex-offenders with work readiness training, job placement, job coaching, transitional employment and retention services in Caddo Parish. This collective impact project between Easter Seals (case management), Volunteers of America (housing) and United Way of Northwest Louisiana (administration) is funded by the State of Louisiana Department of Corrections and is free to participants.

Life Launch Reentry

This program is funded through the Department of Labor, in partnership with Goodwill Industries International, designed to provide case management and wrap-around services, including paid work experiences and certifications, training stipends, emergency funds and incentives to young adults (18-24 year olds) who have been involved in the juvenile or adult justice system.

Good Futures

GoodFutures is a program to improve educational and employment opportunities for at-risk youth, ages 16-19, to achieve lasting financial stability and self-sufficiency. For students who have not graduated high school, we partner with Bossier Parish Community College (BPCC) to provide HiSET classes, as well the opportunity to receive a nationally recognized retail certification. This program is funded by JP Morgan Chase and Bossier Parish Community College and is offered at no cost to its participants.

Good Transitions

GoodTransitions Program provides services to youth ages 14-21 in foster care. The program's goal is to help prepare youth to become independent for those who are aging out of care or have recently aged out of care by developing skills and supportive services needed to transition into adulthood and assume personal responsibility for their daily care. This program is funded by the Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

Google IT

Google IT this online training program, developed by Google and in partnership with Goodwill Industries International, is designed to help individuals become certified for entry-level jobs in Information Technology Support careers. Training is self-paced and takes on average of eight months to complete.

SYNAR

SYNAR is aimed at decreasing youth access to tobacco products. The program is overseen by the Department of Health and contracted through the Northwest Louisiana Human Service District and Northeast Delta Human Services Authority with a goal to educate tobacco merchants on the laws on the sale of tobacco products to underage youth within Northwest and Northeast Louisiana.

Louisiana Reentry Program (LA-Re)

LA-RE In partnership with Northeast Delta Human Services Authority, the Goodwill Reentry Transition program staff will work with individuals housed in correctional facilities, correctional facility representatives and partner agencies to provide comprehensive case management services to those returning to Ouachita Parish from incarceration. It is the goal of the program to provide support to those exiting incarceration so that each participant thrives and reaches his/her fullest potential and not return to prison.

Second Opportunity Workforce Solutions (SOWS)

Second Opportunity Workforce Solutions (SOWS) In partnership with Northeast Delta Human Services Authority, SOWS is a supported employment program that helps individuals diagnosed with a mental illness with barriers to employment, seek and maintain self-sufficiency through gainful employment. Services provided include employment evaluations, individual outcome plans, job readiness skills training, job placement, and follow-along supports after client becomes employed. These services are provided in Northeast Louisiana.