Rappahannock Goodwill Inc.
- July 1st, 2013
Since 1966, Rappahannock Goodwill Industries has believed in the power of work to change peoples’ lives. In today’s society, to have a job, do it well and reap the benefits of that effort is one of the most important ways a person can live their life with dignity.
There are many organizations that provide services and assistance to people facing barriers to employment. Our business model is different. For thousands of people in our region, Goodwill has been the conduit to the world of work. Without Goodwill, many of the persons with disabilities with whom we work would be idled at home, inactive, and dependent on the support of family members or other caregivers.
One of the most important benefits to helping people with disabilities enter the work force is the effect on their families, who are often forced to make tremendous personal and financial sacrifices to care for adult children with disabilities. Instead, we help them define their interests and abilities, and provide the training and counseling they need to join the community of work. In addition, there are economic benefits for the local economy when people with disabilities are able to work.
Rappahannock Goodwill Industries serves people in the city of Fredericksburg and the following counties: Stafford, Spotsylvania, Culpeper, Fredericksburg, Westmoreland, Orange, Caroline, King George, Louisa, Richmond, Northumberland, Rappahannock, and Essex.