Real people. Real stories.

Goodwill is committed to helping Kentuckians who have disabilities or other barriers find and maintain employment, so they can earn a paycheck, become self-sufficient and enhance their quality of life. Each year, Goodwill serves thousands of Kentuckians who need a hand up, not a hand out.

Here are their stories.


“After coming into the office, my whole life changed in three weeks. I went from living outside to living in an apartment. I have a bank account, and I maintain my own rent. I owe all of this to Goodwill and my career coach, Sonya.”


“I literally got the sense knocked into me. If I was going to die, it was not going to be at his hands.” After leaving an abusive relationship, Michelle accepted a position at Goodwill, the turning point in her life.


“I wouldn’t be where I am today without drug court. I get to be a mother again. I’ve learned how to cope healthily. I come to Goodwill to escape my problems, and I can’t see myself anywhere else.”