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David Tifeld – Senior Champions Day Habilitation Retirement Program

After working for many years at Goodwill NYNJ, David Tifeld, a Queens man in his sixties with a moderate intellectual disability, decided to retire and enrolled in Goodwill’s Senior Champions, a Day Habilitation program, in October 2021. The Senior Champions program helps people 50+ with intellectual disabilities to remain engaged in the community and provides […]

Tamika Wilson Supported Employment Program (SEMP)

Tamika Wilson came to Goodwill after losing her job in February 2022. The Brooklyn woman in her thirties had an intellectual disability diagnosis and her only work experience included the janitorial work she had done in her previous job for five years. Needless to say, this was a difficult time full of uncertainty for Tamika. […]

Andrew Isaacs – Bridge to Technology program

Andrew Isaacs grew up in the Brownsville neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY. Andrew was approaching age forty when he joined Goodwill in 2021, but he had not yet found a career fit. He had done clerical work and had worked as a personal shopper for Amazon. He had obtained his GED and in 2001, he had […]

Anthony Barber – Supported Employment Program (SEMP)

Anthony Barber is a single black man in his thirties with Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and a mild intellectual disability who lives in Roosevelt Island. He came to Goodwill NYNJ in May 2014 seeking help in finding a job in retail. He enjoys gaming and listening to music, so he wanted to work in a […]

David Brown, Bridge To Technology Program

Despite working since age 15, David Brown, a Black Brooklyn resident in his fifties, found himself unemployed in Feb. 2022. As a result, he became homeless and had to move into a shelter. David had worked as “311” customer service representative since 2019, and prior to that, he had a stable 13-year job as operations […]

Lloyd Eddie Rowe, Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program

Lloyd Eddie Rowe, a US Marine Corps veteran, was living out of his truck in Morris County after separating from his wife. When Lloyd was referred to our Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) in April 2023, he had come to Morris County to attend his mother’s funeral and to visit his children. Lloyd had experience […]

Julius Latimer, Northern NJ Services

Julius Latimer, a 34-year-old Black man residing in Hoboken, NJ, came to Goodwill in April 2022 for assistance with securing a job. Despite having previous experience in retail and grocery stores, he was currently unemployed and struggling to find work. In addition, Julius had been diagnosed with Schizophrenia. To support him in his job search […]

Robert Borroto, Peer Advocacy Leadership Program

Robert Borroto, a Hispanic Bronx resident in his sixties, came to Goodwill seeking help to find supportive shared housing in 2022. Robert, who has been diagnosed with major depressive disorder and psychophysiological insomnia, has not worked for the past 7-8 years and has lived with his mother during this period. Robert had never slept in […]

Sylvia Morsillo, Career Training

Sylvia Morsillo is the typical New Yorker in her thirties – she is socially active, full of energy, and involved in multiple activities because she enjoys being around people. Sylvia, who was diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder, ADHD, and Anxiety Disorder, is very close to her mom, but currently lives in a building for […]

Amirreza Jafari, Advance Program

Amirreza  Jafari, a Queens resident in his thirties, felt that his diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) was preventing him from getting the job of his dreams. Amirreza was clearly qualified; he had work experience after obtaining a Master’s degree in Public Administration with a Healthcare Policy Concentration from Baruch College, Marxe School of Public […]