Emily's Story

Emily found independence through the Power of Work

Emily's Story

Emily was a recent high school graduate who spent her days sleeping late at her grandmother’s house. After receiving a referral from Vocational Rehabilitation, Emily completed Goodwill’s exploration program and earned a job at Hy-Vee.

Goodwill staff worked closely with other agencies to provide services that helped Emily become independent. She now lives on her own in an apartment behind Hy-Vee so she can walk to work! And, Goodwill connected Emily with a volunteer opportunity at Crossing Ministries, where she has new friends and runs a loom-something she loves to do. Emily’s new-found independence give her and her grandparents a lot of pride. Good goes further™

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