The Lives Behind the Impact


At Goodwill Omaha, we never lose sight of our mission because we have the pleasure of building one-on-one relationships with the people we help. We witness the impact of what we do each and every day and are always reminded of its importance because there are livelihoods AND dignity at stake for our program participants.

And while our organization might be the vehicle that makes it possible, your donations are what have helped these deserving individuals get help. Meet some of our program participants below and see just how far your donations have gone.

  • Meet James

    Meet James, a 24-year-old with ASD – autism spectrum disorder. ASD refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by...

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  • Grindell’s Story

    Two Decades Serving People with Severe Disabilities Grindell is a custodial supervisor and has worked with Goodwill Omaha’s AbilityOne program for over 18...

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  • Tyler’s Story

    Work Experience Prepared Tyler for a Smooth Transition By Aubrey Gutierrez, Work Experience Trainer In and out of foster homes, undiagnosed, and then misdiagnosed....

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  • Derek’s Story

    The Right People at the Right Time By Derek Michael Hunter, Work Experience Participant Hello, my name is Derek. I was born in Omaha,...

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  • Chris’ Story

    Chris is familiar with Goodwill programs and has utilized services since he was a young adult. So it is no surprise that...

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  • Darius’s Story

    Darius didn’t think he would graduate high school. He grew up in New Orleans’ Lower Ninth Ward, one of the areas most...

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  • Steve’s Story

    Thanks to his involvement in Goodwill, Steve has a job as a custodian in the Denney Federal Building, where he brings joy...

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  • Jacob’s Story

    Jacob was trained through the Work Experience program and has become a highly valued employee. His hard work has enabled him to...

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  • Aniya & Razha’s Story

    Aniya and Razha both received CNA certification through Employment Solutions, and had great experiences along the way!

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  • Brilynn’s Story

    Goodwill’s Work Experience Helped Her Through Difficult Times By Brilynn, Goodwill Omaha Work Experience Participant Hi, my name is Brilynn, but I also go...

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