Goodwill of the Finger Lakes is a local and person-centered organization. Our social enterprise model takes an innovative approach to create job opportunities for people with barriers to employment while generating revenue to support our mission programs and services. Each year, we positively impact the lives of over 300,000 people through our retail stores and mission programs: Goodwill Vision Enterprises (formerly known as the Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired), 211/LIFELINE and 988 Suicide and Prevention Lifeline, and Good Neighbor.
Through our stores and our clearance center, we provide employment opportunities and keep over 25 million pounds out of the waste stream.
Goodwill Vision Enterprises (GVE):
At GVE, we know there are barriers in the lives of people with significant vision loss. Our vision programs teach people to overcome them, and our team supports the goals of those we serve. From learning the skills needed to apply for a job online to cooking for their family, GVE is here to help anyone who is blind or visually impaired live an independent and meaningful life.
211/LIFELINE and 988:
211/LIFELINE operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week helping community members access essential resources. We also provide support to people in crisis. Our experienced and compassionate tele-counselors are here to listen and to help. Goodwill of the Finger Lakes has recently adopted 988 Suicide and Prevention Lifeline, taking calls 24/7 and helping people struggling with behavioral and mental health crises.
Our Good Neighbor Program works alongside our more than 40 community partners in the Finger Lakes’ and Central New York regions to provide individuals and families with apparel and household goods at no-cost, while ensuring they are connected to local programs and services. Good Neighbor currently has 4 hubs in Webster, Greece, Cicero, and Onondaga.
We focus on: Human Services, Community Benefit and Economic Development
Where we are: Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates
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