The Florida Goodwill Association is an industry-leading, 501(c)(4), not-for-profit organization that changes lives through the power of work. It was founded for the promotion of social welfare throughout the State of Florida, particularly the welfare of individuals with barriers to employment.
The Florida Goodwill Association was formed to:
To speak with one voice to advocate for services to meet the needs of people with barriers to employment while concurrently strengthening families and communities; the association will raise funds to best meet these needs throughout the State.
To promote and strengthen Goodwill’s relationships with public and private agencies throughout the state.
To provide a mechanism for joint decisions, communication and exchange of ideas, and cooperative action among the 9 Goodwill Organizations in the state.
To develop and expand quality work throughout the state by providing programs that persons with barriers to employment need (as a result of state/federal/public funding) and that help solve statewide related issues.
To promote and advocate for public awareness of disability issues and the problems the disabled face throughout the state through strengthening relationships with Vocational Rehabilitation, DD, APD.
To provide input on local needs and opportunities to Goodwill International to influence policy decisions.
To periodically bring staff within Florida together to exchange information and to network, discuss plans, programs, trends, common challenges, and promising practices.