Fantasy of Lights 2019

Fantasy of Lights 2019

  • November 15, 2019
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Hours: SUNDAY – THURSDAY 5pm-9pm Friday and Saturday 5pm – 10pm Admission: Car/Family Van $10 Minibus $25 Full-size Bus $50  

Halloween as a season

Halloween as a season

The holiday season seems to start earlier and earlier every year. It is only September, but people are already gearing up for Halloween. Whether they are actually kids or just kids at heart, people all over are beginning to decorate their houses and put their costumes together. Businesses are even getting involved with all types of Halloween theming. In order to help you and your family prepare for the

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Reentering the Workforce After Incarceration

Reentering the Workforce After Incarceration

In today’s job market, the average person is having an easier time finding work. However, this isn’t always true for people who have been incarcerated. One of the hardest obstacles to overcome is the stigma attached to people who have recently been released from prison. Often previously incarcerated people applying for jobs can feel demoralized when employers reject them, or disregard their resumes without calling them back. Goodwill of

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From prison to business owner!

From prison to business owner!

Jimmy Lee Baker is a 50 year old New Haven resident who was released from incarceration on June 16, 2018 after serving 24 years.  Mr. Baker came back to the community with a determination and goal of one day having his own business.  He graduated from the Fit For Business program in New Haven, ready to join the city’s newest job creators. He is now the proud owner of

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CARF Accreditation

CARF Accreditation

  • June 12, 2019
  • CARF
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Goodwill of Southern New England is committed to delivering high quality services to our persons served. We are equally committed to maintaining a high level of quality standards for business practice. We are proud to demonstrate this commitment by achieving CARF accreditation for the following programs and services: Community Employment Services: Employment Supports,  Community Employment Services: Job Development, Employment Planning Services, Community Integration, Community Integration (Older Adults/Dementia Care). What is

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Thrifting: Helping yourself to help the environment

Thrifting: Helping yourself to help the environment

Before the 1920s, most clothing had a life cycle within one household, being mended, passed down, or cut to be used as cloth. The rise of industrialization brought with it the rise of consumerism and the idea of buying new to replace the old. In recent years that mindset has only advanced. The volume of textile trash increased by 40% between 1999 and 2009, and 7.6% of national landfills

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Our 2018 Annual Report is now available!

Our 2018 Annual Report is now available!

It gives us great pleasure to present our 2018 Annual Report to you. At Goodwill of Southern New England, it is because of our shoppers, donors, and our employer and community partners that we are able to support our participants in their quest for sustainable employment each year. Every  day here at Goodwill of  Southern New England we are empowering individuals, strengthening families and building stronger communities. We hope you

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From homelessness to success!

From homelessness to success!

Meet Lilly Harris! Lilly enrolled in our Supported Housing Program (SHP) while she was homeless. This program along with our Individually Developed Employment Assistance (IDEA) program provide individual employment services for individuals with psychiatric disabilities, have a history of substance abuse and those who are homeless. These programs take place at our New Haven, CT Campus at 830 Grand Avenue. Lilly’s employment specialist helped her find the resources she

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The Winter 2018/2019 Creating Opportunities Newsletter is here!

The Winter 2018/2019 Creating Opportunities Newsletter is here!

We’re excited to present the newest edition of our Creating Opportunities Newsletter. The Winter 2018/2019 issue has lots of information about the merger with Goodwill of Rhode Island, the history of this remarkable organization and successes of the people we serve. We’re also introducing our newest store in Plainville, CT, featuring a new floor layout, new interior design and large, wide aisles to comfortably hunt for all the treasures

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GWSNE Website Refresh

GWSNE Website Refresh

Welcome to the new edition of Goodwill of Southern New England’s website. We have made many changes to make the site easier to navigate, updated information and allow for better use on a variety of devices and screen sizes. Over the coming months we will add additional content and functionality and update more parts of the site, so please check back often to learn about everything going on at

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