Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas

Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas


Human ServicesBoard of DirectorsNonprofit Member

About Us

Goodwill of Western Missouri and Eastern Kansas (Goodwill) empowers people to discover their potential and adapt for the future through the power of work. Many know Goodwill for our stores, but few know we are a social enterprise. Donations and sales in our stores provide sustainable funds for workforce development services that are offered to our employees and local job seekers.

Our model provides services throughout the entire employment continuum; we support individuals in engaging the workforce, retaining work, gaining skills, and advancing their careers. Goodwill provides workforce development services, job training, and employment in 82 counties across western Missouri and eastern Kansas, focusing our programs in the Kansas City metropolitan area. We support individuals with different abilities and disadvantaging conditions, such as persons with physical challenges or cognitive disorders, limited education and work history, criminal backgrounds, underemployment or unemployment, or a situational barrier such as lack of transportation or housing.

We believe every person deserves the opportunity to work. Employment is more than a paycheck. It is independence, agency, dignity, and equality. Careers empower people to support themselves and their loved ones, pursue life goals, and participate in their communities.

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Karen Altenhofen
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