For Andy, the keys to happiness are more than a figure of speech. They are real keys — the kind that unlock doors.
“When I came to Goodwill, I didn’t have any keys,” he recalled.
Once, Andy had been married, with a son, a good job and a home. But he had a dark secret — addiction. When Andy separated from his wife at age 37, he lost everything. For a decade, he was homeless, hopeless and in and out of jail. Eventually, he got “fed up with being fed up” and felt ready to re-enter the workforce. But he found most doors still locked to him.
“The past 10 years made it hard for people to give me a chance,” he said.
While spending nights at the Nashville Rescue Mission in 2011, Andy heard about Goodwill Career Solutions.