Goodwill FAQs

Goodwill Services
  • What type of people can receive assistance from GWSV?
    GWSV provides assistance for individuals with barriers to employment and other life challenges including homeless veterans, veteran families, people in the criminal justice system, foster youth, at risk youth, people with developmental disabilities and individuals looking to improve their employment skills.
  • Who is partnered with GWSV?
    We proudly partner with Mission College, City of San Jose, Wells Fargo, EDD, Comerica Bank, Loaves and Fishes, Sunday Friends, The Opportunity Youth Partnership, and TeenForce.
  • What programs does GWSV offer?
    We offer a range of programs including employment services, computer training GED classes, employment workshops, housing assistance, vocational training, credit recovery, and paid work experience. A full list of available programs is available on our home page.
  • What happens after you graduate from a GWSV program?
    Upon completion of a Goodwill of Silicon Valley program we offer comprehensive employment assistance.
  • Where does the money go?
    Revenue from our retail and contract divisions are used to fund and support programs that will help empower the community and create self-sufficiency among the under-served.
  • How much does it cost to enroll in one of the GWSV programs?
    We do not have any enrollment fees for our programs.
  • How many people are served?
    In 2014, over 10,000 people received support from one of our many GWSV programs.
  • Which partnerships does GWSV Mission have?
    We proudly partner with the following companies; CalWORKS, Sacred Heart, Catholic Charities, InnVision, Emergency Housing Consortium, US Dept of Labor, CA Dept of Education, Veterans Administration, SurePath Financial, San Jose Unified School District, East Side Union High School District, Willow Glen High School, Mount Pleasant High School.
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