When Grace came to Goodwill Career Solutions in 2011, she’d been unemployed for over a decade.
“It had been a struggle to try and live life and care for my children without a job,” she said. “I had a lot of depression.”
She said it particularly troubled her that her mother had to help take care of her children.
One day, on a whim as she was riding the bus around Nashville looking for work, she stopped in at Goodwill Career Solutions. She signed up for job readiness classes and met one-on-one with a counselor. A week later she was offered a job as a production associate in one of Goodwill’s downtown Nashville warehouses.