MERS Missouri Goodwill Industries
Founded in 2001, MERS Missouri Goodwill's mission is "Changing lives through the power of work." MERS Missouri Goodwill provides a variety of programs and services to help support this mission. Some of the many programs and services offered are career counseling, skills training, education and literacy programs, employment services, and more. Our organization also provides job opportunities through the Custodial and Business Contracts Division. Those who are hired through the MERS Goodwill Custodial and Business Contracts Division become well-trained and reliable workers. MERS Goodwill is then able to better serve local businesses with services like office cleaning, snow removal, paper processing, and more. Our Retail Division offers many employment opportunities in our stores for people who may not otherwise be able to obtain employment..
Not only are goodwill stores great for making the budget stretch, but they are wonderful employment opportunities for disabled individuals in our communtiy. Individuals working in these retail discount stores participate in a variety of vocational training and educational opportunitities including collecting donated material, reworking collected items, pricing, stocking and facilitating the sale of donated clothing and household items. Mers/missouri goodwill industries currently operates over 40 locations across missouri which receive over one million donations annually.
Employment and Training$22m
Mers/missouri goodwill industries provides a variety of rehabilitation employment and training services for clients of various state agencies. Services include testing, evaluation, training, and placement. A sample of available programs includes:
* autism employment program
* brain injury employment program
* career counseling & vocational
* deaf & hard of hearing education
* developmental & intellectual
* education & literacy disabilities
Mers/missouri goodwill industries seeks to create opportunities to place individuals in productive environments that utilize their capacities to the fullest extent possible. Through the contracted services program, individuals can participate in a variety of vocational training programs. A sample of programs available include:
* machine manufacturing
* paper processing