Goodwill really helped me get reintegrated back into society. It’s a good way to get started – and you have to get started somewhere!
Upon being released from prison, William didn’t have much support for re-entering society. Fortunately, he was linked with Goodwill through the center where he was living after release; first with Career Connections, then with the EDGE program.
William now works full time for Goodwill in the Recycling Department. “It really helped me get reintegrated back into society.” William shares with us, “It’s a good way to get started – and you have to start somewhere!” William expresses how much he likes working at Goodwill and how he would like to stay around for a while. “I’d like to stick with Goodwill. A lot of people put themselves on the line to give me this chance.”
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