During the five-week Goodwill Loss Prevention Training program, Silvana had a tremendous obstacle that almost made her quit the program. However, with support from the program’s staff, she realized that this was a chance to change her life, and she completed the course.
Soon after graduating, Silvana began part-time work as an “on-call” security guard with a private security firm. With her mother needing to quit work and disabled, Silvana was the only financial provider in the household, and she needed to find another part-time position. She applied for an opening at Goodwill and was hired as a job coach.
“This job gives me great pleasure, and I look forward to work every day, to work with my participants. When Goodwill said they would keep tabs on the graduates for five years they were not kidding. Goodwill really wants to know my progress, and they do want to help me achieve my goals.”
“I can now say that I have built self-confidence and courage to keep moving forward. I now set goals for myself, and I have time to view life in a different way. We donate to Goodwill but with a different feeling. It’s more about giving back. I am so thankful to Goodwill that donating is one way we can pay it forward.”