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Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas


Human ServicesBoard of DirectorsNonprofit Member

About Us

Goodwill empowers people to discover their potential and adapt for the future through the power of work.

Our model provides services throughout the entire employment continuum; we support individuals in engaging the workforce, retaining work, gaining skills, and advancing their careers. In 2019, our organization assisted more than 3,500 individuals, providing over 16,000 services and securing jobs for 849 people. We strive towards our vision of building sustainable and prosperous communities.

Goodwill provides workforce development services, job training, and employment in 82 counties across western Missouri and eastern Kansas, focusing our programs in the following counties: Jackson, Clay, Platte, Wyandotte, and Johnson. 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. Jobs empower people to support themselves and their loved ones, pursue life goals, and participate in their communities.

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Karen Altenhofen
Project & Contract Manager