As communities across the globe are feeling the effects of COVID-19 and working to support people in need, stories of hope are emerging.
People are working together to uplift others, and so are we. Our mission is to eliminate barriers to work and independence has become even more critical, as many people now face additional barriers to employment and need our support.
In March, over 3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits. Our work in connecting four people to jobs every day is still happening and we’re seeing successes:
Our organization is also thinking creatively to help meet community needs:
We’re working hard to sustain services for our most vulnerable neighbors and offer new resources through innovative collaborations with other organizations. But we’ve made difficult decisions in the interest of public health to temporarily close parts of our operations and many our dedicated staff members are affected.
You can help! You can help keep our services available for people who need job support now more than ever, by making a financial donation. You can also refer someone to our job training programs or get help from a career navigator today.
Goodwill-Easter Seals Minnesota has been serving this community for a century and has an important role to play in helping people recover from this period of unprecedented employment changes. We look forward to the next 100 years of service to our community, with your support!
Michael Wirth-Davis, Dr. PA
President & CEO