The primary purpose of Goodwill’s Referral Based Programs is to assist individuals in obtaining and maintain competitive employment. Often, the path to a job is made easier by participating in other program services designed to improve and maintain employability. While participation in a service cannot guarantee employment, commitment from the participant to do his/her best and accepting guidance from the Mission Services staff can be an asset in finding and keeping a job.

Goodwill’s programs and services are individualized for each participant’s needs. Our participants work one on one with a job developer and or a job coach. The length of time in a program and the frequency of meetings vary with each program. This is often determined by the referral source.


Community minded professionals to serve on their talented Board of Trustees. Although always seeking members of varied talents, the current needs are for professionals from the Education, Human Resource, Marketing, and IT fields.


Board Members will assist in establishing governing policy, participate in long range planning, monitoring the Agencies financial results and strengths, while being strongly committed to our Mission and Goals. Our Board Members are public ambassadors of the Goodwill Mission in their daily lives.


This Board meets monthly (except for November and May) on the last Monday, typically beginning at noon. Meetings are held at the Goodwill offices located at 145 Keep Court, Elyria. Committee meetings are held on the same dates, usually directly before or after the Full Board sessions.


The Goodwill of Lorain County Mission – “Helping people with disabilities and other barriers to employment become more productive and independent community citizens through a process of education, training, and work services.”


Alonzo Vance, President & CEO

(440) 244-3174 

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