Success Stories

Dexter

Before coming to Goodwill, Dexter struggled with grief, alcohol use disorder, and homelessness. Luckily, after a tough conversation with his ...
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Josh

Homeless and recently graduated from high school, Josh came to Goodwill of Greater Grand Rapids looking for stability. He was ...
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Brad

Times were very tough for Brad in 2014. His wife passed away, he needed to move out of the home ...
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George

Stress was taking a huge toll on George. Upon release from prison, George was working hard to integrate back into ...
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Robert

At 20 years old, struggling with alcoholism and homeless, Robert frequented a local homeless organization for youth. Craving stability and ...
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Val

Val, a military veteran, worked at the recycling center for 2 months through Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids’ TWE ...
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Doc

In The Words of Doc.... I first found out about Goodwill’s Certified Nurse Aide (CNA) training program when I was doing in-home ...
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Casey

Community partners working together is the key to many successes in Grand Rapids, just like Casey’s story. Thresholds, a non-profit ...
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Don

At the age of 26, Don was sentenced to 10 years in prison. While incarcerated, Don utilized every resource available ...
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Melissa

At almost 60 years old, Melissa was laid off after 15 years with her previous company. With no GED, college or ...
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