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Goodwill Industries of Western Connecticut, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 04/07/2014: Goodwill Industries of Western Connecticut, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF WESTERN CONNECTICUT INC

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AKA  Goodwill of Western & Northern Connecticut, Inc.
Bridgeport, CT
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Goodwill Industries of Western Connecticut, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 04/07/2014: Goodwill Industries of Western Connecticut, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 06/09/2014: GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF WESTERN CONNECTICUT INC

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Also Known As: Goodwill of Western & Northern Connecticut, Inc.
Physical Address: Bridgeport, CT 06605 
EIN: 06-0662111
Web URL: www.gwct.org 
NTEE Category: J Employment, Job Related
J32 Goodwill Industries
J Employment, Job Related
J30 Vocational Rehabilitation (includes Job Training and Employment for Disabled and Elderly)
P Human Services
P99 Human Services - Multipurpose and Other N.E.C.
Ruling Year: 1957 


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Mission Statement

Goodwill of Western & Northern Connecticut serves people with disabilities, economic disadvantages, and other barriers to employment. Our mission is to help people achieve independence and self-sufficiency through employment and related support services.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, January 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $47,634,130
Total Expenses $43,138,789

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Programs

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Budget:
$9,182,401
Category:
Community Development
Population Served:
General Public/Unspecified

Program Description:

Employment Services: Goodwill provides vocational services that include evaluation and assessment, job-seeking and retention skills, vocational exploration, job development, job coaching and support, supported employment, occupational skills training, placement and follow-up services to people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. Workforce Development: In partnership with various community organizations, Goodwill offers a variety of programs for individuals transitioning from welfare to work. Donated Goods: Goodwill Stores utilize donated goods to provide retail training to individuals while generating revenue to support other employment programs. GoodTemps: This program is a temporary staffing service that provides training and employment to people while offering temporary business services to the local community. Support Programs: Goodwill s Community Experience Program, provides the opportunity for community-based activities and individual choice for people with severe disabilities. The Wahlstrom Goodwill Residence offers living accommodations in a supportive environment to individuals with special needs. Helms Housing offers affordable rental housing to those who qualify. GoodKids Daycare is a preschool program for children ages 3-5 that promotes each child s social, emotional, intellectual, physical and developmental welfare. The Acquired Brain Injury Program provides non-medical services to people with acquired brain injury, allowing them the choice of living outside of institutions and nursing facilities.

Program Long-Term Success:

Revenues from Goodwill's national auction Website, shopgoodwill.com, funded education, training, and job placement programs for people with disabilities and others who have been blocked out of the workforce.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

In 2011, 15,524 individuals received support and a hand-up from Goodwill. 75 people were placed in competitive employment in the community. Goodwill staff provided 873,100 hours of guidance and support to individuals. 2 new Goodwill career centers opened their doors in Danielson and Norwalk. 773 people received financial assistance paying their water bill with the Aquarion Water Program. 702 people completed their community service with Goodwill. 2,266 people visited and benefited from the free services of our Career Centers. 28 low-income individuals found a safe and affordable place to call home with  Helms Housing. 20 people received encouragement and support at our Acquired Brain Injury support groups. 1,500 families in need received a much needed Thanksgiving Dinner. 3,500 elementary school students in disadvantaged areas of Connecticut received new backpacks and school supplies. 70 individuals with severe and multiple disabilities flourished in our Community Experience Program. 97 people received intensive services within our Acquired Brain Injury & Residential Services program. 2 new Attended Donation Stations opened for business in Monroe and Somers. 35 children from low-income families experienced the joy of summer camp. 356 people found a new career path and employment with the help of a Goodwill Career Center.          269 at-risk youth received education and job skills training putting them on the path to success.
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