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Help for People with Disabilities


Goodwill helps individuals with disabilities get a job in the community and provides job coaching support to ensure long term success. We partner with many local employers to create customized, effective employment solutions.


Through EmpowerOne, individuals with disabilities build the skills and independence needed to have long-term success in employment and be a real part of their community. Depending on what you want and need in your life at this time, we have a number of services stages – from foundation and skill-building, to on-the-job training, to employment and independent connection in the community.

Employment Services

Individuals who are referred for Goodwill’s Employment Services become part of a pool of qualified job candidates available for area employers. Job Coaches are available to assist them, their co-workers and employers as they begin a job. Goodwill works to match an individual's skills and interests with the needs and expectations of an employer.

Individual Placement and Support (IPS)

Individual Placement and Support (IPS) is a nation-wide evidence-based program that helps people with mental illness and/or substance use disorders find and keep jobs. IPS can also assist with educational goals that will lead to employment.


For many, employment with the AbilityOne program at Goodwill is the first step toward learning job skills. A case manager will help you adjust to your new work life. You will receive training, support and encouragement to help you succeed on the job. 

Programs for Adults and Seniors

Goodwill has offered programs for Adults and Seniors to improve their quality of life for more than 20 years. They assist seniors in maintaining their independence, and our Adult Day Service programs support adults with developmental disabilities to maintain independent and active lives in their community.

Training and Supportive Services

Goodwill offers intensive training and supportive services in a variety of career options which include in-depth classroom instruction and practical hands-on experience. Our employment training programs teach workplace skills such as: problem solving, decision making and team work. In addition, we offer individualized instruction based on abilities and experience with the ultimate goal of employment. 

Careers at Goodwill

If you really want to make a difference in someone’s life take a look at all the career opportunities Goodwill has to offer.

Mission Support Center
Tel: (414) 847-4200

James O. Wright Center forWork & Training
Tel: (414) 353-6400

Metropolitan Chicago -
Tel: (312) 994-1440