Our Services

Employment Services

Goodwill’s Employment Services aid youth and adults with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities in obtaining and maintaining employment. With the aid of a certified Employment Specialist, individuals are trained for all aspects of job readiness. Goodwill offers multiple employment services to meet the needs of individuals interested in acquiring successful employment.

Contact:
Chris von Ahnen / cvonahnen@goodwillnepa.org / 570-343-1166

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Behavioral Supports

Goodwill provides additional supports to help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities achieve their fullest potential. Along with the family, staff, and caregivers, our Behavioral Support Specialist implements a person-centered behavioral support plan to help increase positive behavior and decrease or eliminate severe or challenging behaviors.

Contact:
Jen Marzzacco /:jmarzzacco@goodwillnepa.org/ 570-343-1166

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Community Participation Supports

The licensed day service is designed to further enhance an individual’s independent living skills both in the center and in the community. Services include skill building, job training, and support in areas including communication, socialization, community activities, and personal care. The program is customized to an individual’s preferences and needs. Transportation is provided with this service.

Contact:
Kerin Koza / kkoza@goodwillnepa.org / 570-383-0081

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Community Living Arrangements

Goodwill Industries of NEPA operates 12 group homes in Luzerne and Lackawanna Counties. These homes serve as a safe living environment for individuals who are intellectually and developmentally disabled and unable to live independently. With the assistance of staff, individuals perform daily activities such as money management, maintaining proper diets, proper hygiene, and community integration, just to name a few. All of Goodwill’s group homes are licensed by the Department of Public Welfare.

Contact:
Savannah David / sdavid@goodwillnepa.org / 570-706-9586

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SEAL

[SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL & LEARNING]
The Goodwill SEAL program is a skills development program targeting children (ages 6
to 16) with developmental and/or emotional issues. The program offers an opportunity for socialization and recreation, counseling that reinforces positive social skills, such as getting along with others, avoiding conflicts, and anger management as well as a strong emphasis on making healthy choices.

Contact:
Kerin Koza / kkoza@goodwillnepa.org / 570-383-0081

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Transition Services

The transition program provides students with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to ease into adulthood before graduation. The program focuses on three major components of transition: job readiness skills, independent living skills, and community access. With respect to students’ preferences, wants, and needs, individuals are provided the opportunity to learn skills for adulthood.

Contact:
Kerin Koza / kkoza@goodwillnepa.org / 570-383-0081

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Small Group Employment

Small Group Employment is a service for individuals who may not be ready for competitive, community-based employment, but would like to develop employment skills while completing meaningful work. Individuals in this program work under certified staff in a small group or one on one setting. Work completed is paid at an hourly rate and is at least minimum wage.

Contact:
Bill Roe / broe@goodwillnepa.org / 570-383-0081

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PETS

This program is designed as a cooperative service between Goodwill Industries of NEPA and school districts within the service area. The program is designed for students between the ages of 14-21 years of age. PETS provides classroom-based training with curriculums focused on topics such as self-advocacy training, independent living skills training, and work-based learning training.

Contact:
Chris von Ahnen / cvonahnen@goodwillnepa.org / 570-343-1166

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