Goodwill’s Pathways program provides needed services to adults with disabilities who are seeking opportunities to achieve independence. Our program is person-centered and person-delivered. Program participants work with Goodwill support staff to develop goals and receive the services they want and need. There are two options in the Pathways program: Pathways to Work, and Pathways to Opportunity. We anticipate further expansion of this program in 2016.
Pathways to Work:
Pathways to Work offers job-focused options to receive training, increase job skills and abilities, and earn a paycheck. Trained job coaches work with participants to provide the support needed for success on the job.
Coaching can include: Building job-specific skills, meeting productivity requirements, learning behaviors, and social acceptance in the workplace.
Supported Employment & Employment Services
- Job Assessment
- Job Development
- Job Placement
- Job Coaching
- Follow-Along Services
On the Job Training (OJT)
- Temporary Paid Training
- Employment Exploration
Pathways to Opportunity:
Pathways to Opportunity offers group classes taught by trained professionals, with the focus of life skills development. Classes are taught at the Goodwill Opportunity Center and in our community.
Other class options are offered based on the needs and interests of our Pathways to Opportunity participants.
Funding options for Pathways to Opportunity participants include the Florida Medicaid Waiver and income-sensitive private pay.
For more information about the Pathways Program, please contact Disability Support Services Program Manager Megan Feeney at (239) 995-2106 ext. 2228.
Community Support Services operate with the support of:
APD -Agency for Person with Disabilitites State of Florida
CARF - Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities
Lee County Board of County Commissioners
The Able Trust
United Way Lee, Charlotte, Hendry & Glades Counties
VR - Vocational Rehabilitation Florida Department of Education
Goodwill Industries of Southwest Florida, Inc.'s Registration # is CH1930. A COPY OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE 1-800-435-7352 WITHIN THE STATE OF FL. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE. PLEASE VISIT www.800helpfla.com FOR OFFICIAL REGISTRATION INFORMATION AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION.