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A Behavioral Health Cooperative Success Story

Beatrice Barsony's Success Story

February 15, 2018

Nearly two years ago Beatrice Barsony joined the Behavioral Health Co-Op program provided by Goodwill. Beatrice had not worked in 10 years because she had been immobilized by low self-esteem and its many fallouts – inability to ask for help, feeling undeserving, unconcerned about personal appearance and lacking self-direction. In February 2016 Beatrice decided to look into Goodwill&rs...More
Kimberly, A Success Story!

Kimberly, A Success Story

January 25, 2018

An Employment and Training Success Story!...More
Mark Ihde - Celebration of Life

Mark Ihde - Celebration of Life Announcement

November 27, 2017

A Celebration of Life for Mark will take place on at December 15th at 11:00 a.m. at The Center for Spiritual Living located at 2075 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa. ...More
2nd Annual Warehouse-Transportation-Outlet Employee Appreciation Dinner

2nd Annual Warehouse-Transportation-Outlet Employee Appreciation Dinner

November 20, 2017

The 2nd Annual Warehouse-Transportation-Outlet Employee Appreciation Dinner took place on Wednesday, November 15, 2017. Erik Berg presented the following employees with a Certificate of Recognition for performing above and beyond the call of dutyon a daily basis! A delicious dinner was enjoyed by all! Clarence Williamson Tanya Schmid Darren ...More
Congratulations Jacob!

Congratulations Jacob!

November 13, 2017

Congratulations Jacob, for completing your Work Adjustment Training Program! ...More
Tamara McClatchey's Success Story

Tamara McClatchey's Success Story!

November 13, 2017

I was homeless, and had just lost my job of 12 years, when I entered the SonomaWORKS Initial Job Search program at Goodwill... ...More
Jayne Nolan's Success Story!

Jayne Nolan's Success Story!

November 3, 2017

I was living at my father’s house when I was referred by SonomaWorks to attend a job search program at Goodwill. ...More
Laura's Success Story!

Laura Hernandez's Success Story

November 3, 2017

I was feeling worried and stressed and overwhelmed when I started Targeted Job Search at Goodwill....More
Krystal R Garcia ~ Enhanced Subsidized Employment Program (ESE)

Krystal Garcia's Success Story!

November 2, 2017

CNA to LVN!...More
2017 Best Places to Work ~ North Bay Business Journal Award

2017 Best Places to Work ~ North Bay Business Journal Award

September 27, 2017

“Rochelle Costaglio, Vice President of Retail and JoAnn Cole, Director of Operations accepting our 2017 North Bay Business Journal 12th Annual Best Places to Work in the North Bay Award!”...More

Voted Best Place to Work 2017!

September 25, 2017

Goodwill Industries Redwood Empire September 25, 2017 Vol. 31, Number 21 Five-time winner of the North Bay Business Journal Best Places to Work Award Since 1974, nonprofit Goodwill Industries Redwood Empire has been helping thousands of people find and keep jobs, as well as address and overcome barriers to employment. “We’re known for our repurpose, reuse and ...More
A Free Screening of Crazy Wise

Please join us for a free screening of CRAZY WISE

September 6, 2017

As we celebrate Recovery Month at Interlink Please join us for a free screening of 1:00 Friday September 22 at Interlink Self-Help Center, 1033 4th Street, Santa Rosa Crazy…or wise? The traditional wisdom of indigenous cultures often contradicts modern views about a mental health crisis. Is it a ‘calling’ to grow or just a ‘broken brain’? The documentar...More
2nd Annual Recovery Resource Fair

Monthly Client Forum at Interlink Self-Help Center

September 6, 2017

** An Invitation to Mental Health Clients in Sonoma County ** Monthly Client Forum at Interlink Self-Help Center 2nd Annual Recovery Resource Fair! In its 28th year, National Recovery Month is held every September to increase awareness and celebrate the successes of those of us in recovery and to educate Americans about addiction treatment and mental health services. This year’s the...More
Success Story: Raymond Velasco

Success Story: Raymond Velasco

July 20, 2017

Raymond Velasco heard about Goodwill’s Wellness and Advocacy Center from his caseworker in 2016. After three months of membership, Raymond decided to volunteer at Wellness and Advocacy Center’s front desk. After not working for a period, he wanted to refresh his skills, get back into the mood of working, and give back to the community that supported him. Over four months of regular...More
Success Story:  Noah Keefe-Reitzell

Success Story of Noah Keefe-Reitzell

July 14, 2017

Noah Keefe-Reitzell came to Goodwill as a referral to our Situational Assessment (SA) program in 2016 and as a result of what he achieved in assessment he moved on to participate in the Work Adjustment Training (WAT) program. During his time in the WAT program Noah was able to build his work readiness by cultivating new job skills and having the opportunity to work as part of team. Through his...More
Out of the Darkness to Become the Light - Mental Health Conference

Out of the Darkness to Become the Light - Mental Health Conference

May 24, 2017

Melba Smith, Assistant Program Manager of Goodwill's Wellness and Advocacy Center, presented during the first annual Mental Health Conference at Community Baptist Church. Her remarkable presentation received a standing ovation. ...More
May 29th Memorial Day

Memorial Day May 29, 2017

May 22, 2017

In 1966, Congress and President Lyndon Johnson declared Waterloo, N.Y.,the “birthplace” of Memorial Day. There, a ceremony on May 5, 1866,honored local veterans who had fought in the Civil War. Businesses closedand residents flew flags at half-staff. Supporters of Waterloo’s claim sayearlier observances in other places were either informal, not communitywide, or one-time even...More

Goodwill Hosts Triple P Consultation Group

May 19, 2017

Goodwill Hosts Triple P Consultation Group On May 16th 2017, Goodwill’s Employment and Training Division was privileged to host 28 attendees for their quarterly meeting of the Triple P Consultation Group. The discussion focused on the multiple successes and challenges practitioner’s face when providing Triple P Positive Parenting Solutions. Additional discussion included talking...More

African American Mental Health Conference - May 23, 2017

May 15, 2017

Community Baptist Church Collaborative is hosting their first annual African American Mental Health Conference AND YOU ARE INVITED! When:May 23, 2017 Time:6pm-8pm Where: Community Baptist Church 1620 Sonoma Ave, Santa Rosa, Ca, 95405 Speakers include Gigi Crowder, Dr. Josiah Rich and Melba Smith from Mental Health Friendly Communities Topics include - Stigma, Role of Faith Lea...More
Petaluma Peer Recovery Project

May is Mental Health Matters Month Celebration

May 15, 2017

The Petaluma Peer Recovery Project celebrated "May is Mental Health Month" with a "Feast, Fun & Friends" event. The luncheon was well attended by PPRP members and Sonoma County Behavioral Health staff....More
Goodwill Redwood Empire Participated in the Sonoma County Human Race

Goodwill Redwood Empire Participated in the Sonoma County Human Race

May 15, 2017

On Saturday May 6th, Goodwill staff members participated in the Sonoma County Human Race to raise awareness of the programs and services offered by Goodwill Redwood Empire (GIRE). This year, GIRE's Behavioral Health programs were featured highlighting our message, "Not all disabilities are visible - innovative minds creating solutions." Great fun was had by all! ...More
Sonoma County Board of Supervisors presented a Gold Resolution to behavioral health providers.

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors presented a Gold Resolution to behavioral health providers.

May 9, 2017

Sonoma County Board of Supervisors presented a Gold Resolution to Behavioral Health providers in honor of May is Mental Health Month. Goodwill employees Sean Kelson- Interlink Self-Help Center, Kate Roberge- Consumer Relations Program, Eric Boehm- Peer Support Project, and Laurie Petta, BH Programs Director were on hand for the presentation. ...More
My Goodwill Story – Salena Ohlhausen

My Goodwill Story - Salena Ohlhausen

May 4, 2017

My Goodwill Story – Salena Ohlhausen I was living in Santa Rosa as a single mom, in desperate need of help. My world was crashing down around me—then I was referred by SonomaWORK to the Targeted Job Search program at Goodwill Industries ~ Redwood Empire. Not only did I find a job, but I found myself. I learned tools I’ve never thought would be part of a job search prog...More
Calvin Johnson's Success Story

Calvin Johnson's Success Story

May 1, 2017

April 15, 2017 Dear Reyna: I have been trying all this week to get a note to you. I had thought to get it to you in my handwriting, but that is even difficult for me to read, at times. So that there will be as little confusion as possible, I have decided to type all of this out, hence the tardiness of the note. My apologies. I want to thank you so much for all that you have do...More
May is Mental Health Matters Month

May is Mental Health Matters Month

May 1, 2017

Click here for a link tocalendar of May's Activities and Events! ...More
Prepare for the Fair!

Prepare for the Fair!

April 13, 2017

Prepare for the Fair! May 10, 2017...More
The Goodwill Networking Breakfast

The Goodwill Networking Breakfast

February 28, 2017

Goodwill Industries of the Redwood Empire (GIRE) provides SonomaWORKS participants the opportunity to gain work experience, improve skills and obtain employment. These programs also benefit employers by giving them an opportunity to build their businesses and incorporate new employees as we bring them together for our monthly Networking Breakfasts. At our February event, the energy in the room...More
CRP, Warm-Line & Wellness Staff Employee Recognition Event!

CRP, Warm-Line & Wellness Staff Employee Recognition Event!

February 24, 2017

The employee recognition event took place on February 11, 2017 at the East West Cafe in Santa Rosa. A good time was had by all! ...More

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