YWCA Adams County

Career Closet | YWCA Adams County

Empowering Women...to achieve success!

Imagine a woman entering the job market, perhaps for the first time without an appropriate business outfit or even a decent pair of shoes. Perhaps she has completed training classes and job readiness programs, but she simply does not own the clothing appropriate for the job she is seeking. 


The YWCA Career Closet can help.

Career Closet is a community resource for economically disadvantaged women who seek to gain and retain employment, advance their careers, and improve family stability.
Through Career Closet women receive free interviewing clothing, work appropriate attire, and may attend personal and professional development presentations to help empower them to achieve their goals.

More than 1500 women have received Career Closet services since 2005.
Please call us for an appointment. All clientele information is confidential.

Donations for Career Closet Needed-Donations are accepted all year long, regardless of season.

Hygiene products (toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo, conditioner etc.), Purses, Trouser socks, Black soled shoes no slip for restaurants, Dress slacks, Gently used bras (new undergarments), pantyhose, new undergarments and any clothing appropriate for work. 

In the news:

 

Hastings YWCA helping women transition into the workforce

Finding a job can be hard, and adding a former prison sentence can make it even more difficult.

The Career Closet at the YWCA in Hastings gives women the tools to get a fresh start on life after months, and sometimes years, of unemployment.

Nicole–"I just left treatment about two weeks ago," said Career Closet patron, Nicole Dibbern. "I'm on probation for some charges and stuff like that but I'm in the process of getting my son back."

Part of that process is finding a job.  Click here to watch the video and read the entire article...