Goodwill Industries of the Valleys Abstract

Publication Date: May 27, 2020

Building Pathways to a Brighter Future

Goodwill® Industries of the Valleys

GoodCare Career Pathways Program

Location: Roanoke, VA


Six-Year Project Period: September 30, 2015 - September 29, 2021*

Annual Award Amount: $2,567,650

Type of Organization: Nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS Status (other than Institution of Higher Education)

Service Area: Albemarle, Alleghany, Amherst, Appomattox, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Buckingham, Campbell, Carroll, Craig, Cumberland, Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin, Giles, Grayson, Greene, Halifax, Henry, Highland, Madison, Montgomery, Nelson, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Prince Edward, Pulaski, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, and Wythe Counties and the cities of Buena Vista, Charlottesville, Covington, Danville, Galax, Harrisonburg, Lexington, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Radford, Roanoke, Salem, Staunton, and Waynesboro in Virginia

Target Population: Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients, low-income individuals, youth, persons with disabilities, ex-offenders, senior citizens, and minority populations


Number of individuals that will be enrolled in the overall HPOG program: 625

Number of TANF recipients that will be enrolled: 250

Number of individual participants that will begin basic skills education: 625

Number of individual participants that will complete basic skills education: 560

Number of participants that will begin any healthcare occupational training: 560

Number of participants that will complete any healthcare occupational training: 530

Number of individual participants that will obtain employment in a healthcare occupation: 470


Goodwill® Industries of the Valleys, Inc. (Goodwill), on behalf of a multiagency/multijurisdictional collaborative in Virginia, operates the GoodCare Career Pathways Program (GoodCare). GoodCare is a three-part behavioral change model designed to integrate supportive, educational, and workplace services in healthcare training. GoodCare provides supportive services, education, training, and employment for occupations in three healthcare tracks: nursing, health information, and healthcare support. Occupations trained for include: Medical and Health Service Manager, Respiratory Therapist, Registered Nurse, Emergency Medical Technician, Pharmacy Technician, Ophthalmic Assistant, Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurse, Medical Insurance Coder, Medical Records and Health Information Technician, Home Health Aide, Certified Nurse Assistant, Medication/ Technician Aide, Clinical Medical Assistant, Phlebotomist, Personal Care Aide, First-Line Supervisor of Office and Administrative Support Worker, Medical Receptionist and Information Clerk, and Medical Office Clerk/Secretary/Specialist.

The supportive services offered include medical exams, immunizations, drug screens, and tuberculosis testing required by an occupation skills training program; eye exams, glasses, and contacts; childcare assistance; emergency food assistance; transportation assistance and minor car repairs; rent or mortgage assistance and utility payments; and work attire. Program partners include Department of Social Services agencies, adult education and literacy providers, community colleges, and local employers. Goodwill makes monthly presentations to staff and partners with the Virginia Career Works Centers.

*This second round of grant awards has been extended an additional 12 months, ending September 29, 2021.

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