SERVICES

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​JOB CONNECTION CENTER

Walk into our Job Connection Center on any weekday and you will see the faces of hope among our clients. Whether it's a single mom studying hard to pass her HiSET exam or a recently unemployed father working on a resume for a job, all of our clients have a story of hope. Our staff provides HiSET preparation courses, job connection services, crisis assistance, and supported employment programs free of charge to people in Acadiana. 

Call 337-769-7650 for more information.

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Adult HiSET Preparation

Our HiSET Preparation Class educates individuals wanting to earn their high school equivalency diploma without the worry of associated costs.

Self-paced and individualized, our course is
informal, well-organized, and conducted by experienced teachers.

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Employment Services

Goodwill Acadiana provides free work readiness and job seeking services to unemployed and under-employed individuals. We assist in the job search process and provide our clients with tools such as career assessments, resume building, and interviewing skills - ultimately empowering them to
take the reins of their journey to employment.

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The following are our job connection locations and hours:

Lafayette, LA

1225 Kaliste Saloom Rd.

Monday - Thursday

8:00am - 5:00pm

Fridays

8:00am - 1pm

Abbeville, LA

2900 Veteran's Memorial Dr.

Call us to make an appointment

Scott, LA

911 Alfred St.

Call us to make an appointment

Opelousas, LA

1308 Creswell Ln.

Call us to make an Appointment

New Iberia

1003 E. Admiral Doyle Dr.

Call us to make an appointment

Carencro, LA

812 Veterans Dr.

Call us to make an appointment

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Community Service

Individuals who are at least 18 years old (or 17 with parental consent), can satisfy their court-appointed
community service hours in most of our retail stores. Clients are mentored by trained coordinators to ensure that they are supported in a structured environment, helping to reach their
highest potential.

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Crisis Assistance

Goodwill helps individuals experiencing a crisis caused by fire, homelessness, natural disasters, and many other situations. Those in need of assistance
should begin with a referral from an outside agency in order for our Services team to review the case. If approved, clients receive a Goodwill gift card that
can be used to purchase essential items such as clothing, furniture, and household goods.

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Supported Employment Program

Supported Employment is a program that assists individuals with disabilities in finding competitive employment. We continue to work with the individual in an integrated setting with ongoing
support services. These individuals have had obstacles to employment, where competitive employment has been interrupted, or intermittent, because of their disability.  
Due to the nature of their disabilities, the following intensive and extended employment services are provided:


• Vocation evaluation and assessments.
• Work readiness and computer training.
• Job task analysis and job matching.
• Job placement services.
• Job coaching.
• Unique work schedule that fits each client’s       

   needs.
• Consumer advocacy.
• Extended follow-up and ongoing support.

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Sheltered Workshop

Individuals with severe disabilities can acquire job skills and vocational experience in a supportive work environment. One of the goals of a Sheltered Workshop is to provide meaningful employment to people with disabilities when they may not be able to secure employment in other settings. Goodwill strives for Sheltered Workshop
clients to acquire new skills for future advancement opportunities. Meaningful employment improves the quality of life, teaches valuable skills, and promotes independence. Our program is offered at our Kaliste Saloom location from 8 am until 1 pm every Thursday. The following services are provided:


• Staff present at all times.
• Job Coaching.
• Pre-vocational Habilitation.

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Housing

Goodwill manages over 35 properties, including independent living facilities for seniors, disabled individuals, and low-income families. For more
information, please call 337-406-8500.

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