Goodwill’s newly expanded Community Access offers two community-based service tracks that support you in reaching your goals of community employment and connection. We've recently launched a foundation track to complement our existing intermediate track—and both paths strengthen the skills, confidence and self-awareness that prepares people for life and work in the community.
Goodwill's Community Access Foundational Track (CAFT) is a new community-based employment training program that offers experiential learning in the community approximately 50% of the time. Skill building also happens through training room instruction and hands-on skills practice. Training modules last 2-3 months and conclude with a capstone project that allows individuals to showcase what they have learned. This service is offered three to five full days per week with a 1:4 to 1:8 ratio.
Job Readiness and Exploration:
Independent Living Skills:
Goodwill's Community Access Intermediate Track (CAIT) provides community-based training, job shadowing and volunteer experiences to help you identify and achieve your job goal. We'll connect you to your community and resources to increase independence and prepare you for the job of your choice. This more intensive and individualized training is offered two half days per week with a 1:2 ratio. Application to Division of Vocational Rehabilitation (DVR) with support throughout the process is provided. Additionally, we offer travel training on the city bus to support independent mobility.
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Community Access is part-time, offered Monday through Friday during the day. Individuals receive services typically 8-10 hours per week. Our Community Integration Specialists will typically pair individuals based on interests and skill level.
Services are offered throughout Milwaukee County.
Contact our Lead Outreach and Service Navigator at (414) 847-1963 or firstname.lastname@example.org to make a referral or for more information.
Mission Support Center
Tel: (414) 847-4200
James O. Wright Center forWork & Training
Tel: (414) 353-6400
Metropolitan Chicago -
Tel: (312) 994-1440