Accreditations

Goodwill Industries International
Goodwill Industries International enhances the dignity and quality of life of individuals, families and communities by eliminating barriers to opportunity and helping people in need reach their fullest potential through the power of work. Goodwill generates opportunities for people to achieve economic stability and build strong families and vibrant communities by offering job training, employment placement services and other community-based programs for people who have disabilities, lack education or job experience, or face employment challenges. Goodwill is comprised of 166 independent, community-based Goodwill agencies in theUnited StatesandCanadawith 13 international affiliates.

Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
The CARF International family of organizations is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services.  Through accreditation, CARF assists service providers in improving the quality of their services, demonstrating value, and meeting internationally recognized organizational and program standards.  The accreditation process applies sets of standards to service areas and business practices.

Ability One
The AbilityOne Program is a Federal initiative to help people who are blind or have other significant disabilities find employment by working within a national network of over 600 Nonprofit Agencies that sell products and services to theU.S.government.  The AbilityOne vision is to enable all people who are blind or living with significant disabilities to achieve their maximum employment potential.  This vision requires leadership committed to integrity.

United Way
The mission ofUnited Wayof the Coastal Empire (UWCE) is to improve lives by mobilizing the caring power of communities.  Through partnerships, long-term planning and wise investment of donor contributions, United Way supports community programs and services within four priority issue areas: Education & Youth Development, Health & Wellness, Economic Independence and Basic Human Needs.  United Way of the Coastal Empire serves four counties:Bryan,Chatham, Effingham andLiberty.  Goodwill is proud to be a United Way trend-setter organization.  I

Dell ReConnect
Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire has joined forces with Dell Reconnect in a partnership that enables consumers to responsibly recycle any brand of unwanted computers or computer accessories at no cost. Goodwill has a network of stores and donation centers and tremendous experience with accepting gently used goods, making Goodwill a natural convenient drop-off location for used computers. Dell has industry-leading experience in offering responsible consumer recycling programs that meet the highest standards of workplace and environmental safety. Working together, Goodwill and Dell can make free computer recycling available to more consumers and help raise consumer awareness about the importance of responsibly recycling used computers.

NISH
NISHis a national nonprofit agency whose mission is to create employment opportunities for people with significant disabilities by securing federal contracts through the AbilityOne Program for its network of community-based, nonprofit agencies.  Providing employment opportunities to more than 47,000 people, the AbilityOne Program is the largest single source of employment for people who are blind or have other significant disabilities in theUnited States.  More than 600 participating nonprofit organizations employ these individuals and provide quality goods and services to the federal Government at a fair price.

Georgia Department of Rehabilitation Services
Rehabilitation Services is the cornerstone ofGeorgia’s rehabilitation community.  The five unique programs of Rehabilitation Services have a singular purpose – to help ensure that people with disabilities can reach their potential through independence and employment.  People with disabilities who join Georgia’s world-class workforce are self-sufficient, valued citizens who pay taxes, buy goods and services, rent apartments, own homes, and shop at malls. They do not need direct financial assistance, and that saves society millions of dollars.