INSIDE GOLDIE'S PLACE
WHO WE ARE
Goldie’s Place is a support center for people who are homeless. For over 18 years we have helped our participants transform themselves into healthy, hopeful, and productive members of the community by offering a unique combination of services, including employability training, free dental care and job placement. The Employment Program uses a rigorous approach emphasizing accountability and secures jobs for over 100 men and women each year, addressing unemployment as the root cause of homelessness. The Dental Program utilizes a corps of 25 volunteer dentists and, through a ground-breaking partnership with the UIC College of Dentistry, hosts the nationally recognized student-run dental clinic providing hands-on experience in the field of public health dentistry to 75 students a year. >>more
SUPPORT GOLDIE'S PLACE!
Goldie's Place empowers its participants to help themselves, teaching concrete skills needed to secure and retain employment and providing a "hand up rather than a hand out." Just as Goldie's Place supports and encourages its participants to do more than just get by, to reach beyond the minimum wage job, to keep improving their lives, Goldie's Place needs support too.
New and increased donations will allow Goldie's Place to expand its dental program, double the number of participants in the employment program Bridge Track and strengthen its impact on homeless adults in Chicago. A broad community of supporters is needed to help Goldie's Place achieve sustainability, so that Goldie's Place, in turn, can continue helping its participants achieve independence and self-sufficiency.
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SOME OF OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS
We are proud of what we have accomplished and want to share with you our achievements:
(1) In the past five years, Goldie's dental clinic has provided over $1.6 million dollars in free dental care. (2) Established a partnership with College of Dentistry at University of Illinois Chicago for a nationally recognized, first ever Student-Run Dental Clinic providing a hands-on experience of public health dentistry to over 200 student in the last three academic years. (3) We have provided employment services to over 230 homeless men and women in 2013. The program's comprehensive job search techniques, resume writing, application preparation, computer lab, interview and presentation skills resulted in job placement for close to 500 participants in the last four years.
Success!!! Employment Workshop For the Homeless
Last May's Employment Workshop was a huge success with four of the participants finding employment within just a few days of completing the workshop. We hope to surpass those numbers this month and are off to a good start—one of the eight individuals had already secured a job by the last day of the workshop!
In addition, Goldie's was able to assist 4 other clients find jobs in the past week and help one client enroll in GED classes. Some of the jobs found were sanitation worker, bus driver, truck driver and plant worker.
Your support of Goldie's helps us continue to assist our homeless population get back on their feet! The employment team has created great momentum and we want you to share in the results you are helping our participants achieve! >>more