Adults with Disabilities or Barriers

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Community Employment Services

Helping individuals with disabilities to find competitive employment is the goal of Goodwill’s Community Employment Services. Goodwill assists persons with disabilities in preparing for successful job placement and job retention by utilizing Goodwill Industries International’s Career Development Model. Goodwill’s services include instruction or assistance with applications, résumés, and cover letters; interviewing techniques; life and social skills; job shadowing, Community-Based Work Assessments, and on the job experience; placements services; and job coaching. For more information, contact Tara Burkey, CBIS at (814) 536-3536, ext. 231 or

Goodwill Career Center in Moxham

Goodwill provides walk-in services on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9:00AM–4:00PM and Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:00AM–6:00PM at the Goodwill Career Center located at its administrative office building at 540 Central Avenue in the Moxham section of Johnstown. Goodwill staff are available to assist individuals who want to improve their reading and math skills, work toward their GEDs or diplomas, obtain basic computer training, create or update their résumés, explore careers, apply for jobs, and ultimately be successful in finding and retaining employment. For more information, call (814) 536-3536, ext. 243. A partnership of Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies, Pitt-Johnstown, and PA CareerLink Cambria County.


Recovery and Community Integration

To assist individuals 18 and older who are living with a serious mental illness to achieve independence in the community. Goodwill’s Recovery and Community Integration department includes Psychiatric Rehabilitation services and Peer Support services, which are choice-based, person-centered programs that empower individuals throughout their recovery journey.

Psychiatric Rehabilitation Services

Goodwill’s Certified Psychiatric Rehabilitation Practitioners provide a variety of services to help a person reach, their goals. Examples of Real-Life Skills you can learn in Psych Rehab would be:



-Developing and maintaining healthy relationships

-Making healthy lifestyle choices

-Getting a GED, diploma or degree

-Using public transportation

-and much, much more

To learn more about our services please contact Colleen Wolfhope, CPRP at (814) 536-3536, ext. 306 or

Peer Support Services

Goodwill’s Peer Support services are provided by Certified Peer Specialists who have personal experience with mental illness and first-hand knowledge of the recovery process. They collaborate with mental health professionals to deliver Individual recovery plans. Services are offered one-on-one in the community seven days per week and during nontraditional hours. For more information, contact Colleen Wolfhope, CPRP at (814) 536-3536, ext. 306 or

New Beginnings Drop-In Center

iDIC PhotoGoodwill’s New Beginnings Drop-In Center, located in Indiana, PA, offers a supportive environment for adults in recovery from mental illness, their family members, and their friends, to get information about mental illness and wellness, connect with community resources, and participate in activities that focus on recovery and self-empowerment.

New Beginnings strives to help individuals improve the quality of all aspects of their lives, including social, occupational, educational, residential, intellectual, spiritual, and financial.

New Beginnings is a recovery-oriented, member-run program that offers structured activities and groups chosen by the members. The center also provides opportunities to just drop in and spend time with other people who share the common goal of recovery.

No referral needed. Just drop in.

New Beginnings Drop-In Center
638 Old Route 119 North
Indiana, PA 15701
(724) 465-6510


YouthBuild® Johnstown

YouthBuild Johnstown is a 6–11-month education and job training program for individuals ages 17–24 who live in Johnstown, PA and meet eligibility requirements. YouthBuild is also a housing and community service program. As YouthBuild students, youth help the community by building and rehabilitating housing for residents who meet low-income guidelines and those who are homeless. This expands the supply of affordable housing, provides meaningful work experience, and helps youth to become responsible members of the community.

Youth earn their GEDs. They also earn minimum wage during On-The Job Training, and have the potential for $5 per day for program participation and $10 per week for perfect program attendance.

Who is Eligible?

To be eligible for YouthBuild, an individual must:

  • Live in Johnstown, PA
  • Be age 17–24
  • Be out of school
  • Not have a high school diploma

An individual who meets all of the above requirements is also eligible if he/she meets at least one of the following:

  • Has a criminal record or past arrest
  • Has a disability
  • Has a parent who is incarcerated
  • Is aging out of foster care
  • Meets low-income requirements or is homeless
  • Is a migrant farm worker

An eligible individual who is also a Veteran or a spouse of a certain Veteran will be given priority.

YouthBuild Johnstown is funded 75% by the U.S. Department of Labor through a $720,000 grant and 25% by nongovernmental in-kind support by community partners in the amount of $180,000.

For more information, contact Melinda Rickabaugh by calling (814) 536-3536, ext. 291, or texting/calling (814) 242-1375, or e-mailing

Complete and Submit a YouthBuild Johnstown Application.


Online Shopping at Goodwill

Through the Shopgoodwill online auction site, you can experience a fun and exciting way to shop for specialty items such as one-of-a-kinds, collectibles, antiques, estate pieces, jewelry, nostalgic items, and more!

At Goodwill of the Southern Alleghenies, we know that our donors value their donations to Goodwill and want us to get the maximum value possible to support our mission. Listing these items on Shopgoodwill allows us to generate more revenue because these items go to the highest bidders who know the values of the items.

Donors can be sure that the revenue generated from the sale of their donated items on will support job training and employment services for people in their community – just as it does through purchases made in our 10 Goodwill Retail Stores.