IMPACT STORIES
Impact Stories

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

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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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