Women 2 Work

Goodwill's Women2Work program

Women 2 Work offers an individualized plan of services for women who have at least one child 8 or younger.

The program takes a two generation approach to meet the needs of both mother and child together to put the whole family on a path to well-being and financial security.

Community partners work with Goodwill to assist with family strengthening life skills, job training and employment, with the aim of, within six months of training completion, placing mothers into jobs in four months or less.

Employed mothers also leave the program with clear career paths and strategies for future advancement in wages and benefits.

FAMILY STRENGTHENING
– Family support groups
– Healthy lifestyles education
– Recreation support
– Cooking & nutrition education

EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT
– Vocational assessment
– Technical skills training to include warehouse, transportation & logistics, culinary, computer & office skills, barista, retail, basic carpentry, heating & air conditioning apprenticeship, custodial with medical/hospitality specialization, community college opportunities, peer health educator, peer literary educator, interpreter training
– GED/High School completion
– Job placement & employment support

FINANCIAL SUCCESS
– Financial education classes
– Financial coaching
– VITA Income Tax filing assistance
– Legal information
– Emergency housing assistance

To learn more contact:
Elizabeth Hodges, MSW
Women 2 Work Project Manager
253.573.6619 or elizabethh@goodwillwa.org

Organizations partnering with Goodwill and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation include: The Asia Pacific Cultural Center, Bates Technical College, Centro Latino, Child Care Resources, Clover Park Technical College, Community Healthcare, Department of Social and Health Services, Girl Scouts of Western Washington, HopeSparks, Korean Women’s Association, Little Village Child Care Center, MDC (Making a Difference in Community), Multicultural Child and Family Hope Center, Pierce College District, Sound Outreach, Tacoma Community College, Tacoma Day Care and Preschool Association, Tacoma Housing Authority, Tacoma/Pierce County Health Department, Tacoma Public Schools, United Way of Pierce County, and the YMCA of Pierce and Kitsap Counties.

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