PROGRAMS

TRAINING | BEYOND BARRIERS

WHAT IS IT?

More than 25,000 Arkansans are incarcerated, and half return to prison after their release. The prevalence of prisoners with disabilities is 31.6%. Beyond Barriers is the intensive 16-week career education program that provides those with disabilities and a background the opportunity to:

  • Learn new skills
  • Get trained
  • Go to work

SERVICES OFFERED

  • Access to transportation
  • Onsite financial coaching
  • Project AWIN, Social Security Benefits Counseling, and Work Incentives Planning
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Program (24 hour counseling for individuals and their families)
  • Career Readiness Certification
  • Work Readiness resources
  • Potential parole fee waivers
  • Session with Disability Employment Specialist

THE GOODWILL DIFFERENCE

We are committed to helping participants find and retain a job that’s a good fit.

WEEKS 1-8

  • Financial coaching
  • Work experience in Goodwill’s production, maintenance and janitorial departments
  • Participants work 28 hours per week
  • Fast paced environment with daily supervision
  • Creation of an individualized service plan
  • Obtain a free bank account with Hope Credit Union
  • Soft skills training

WEEKS 9-12

  • Learn and understand the tools needed for job success, workplace basics and interview skills
  • Complete 5 applications per week
  • Mock interviews with a Disability Employment Specialist
  • Complete program satisfaction survey

WEEKS 13-16

  • Continue to complete 5 applications per week
  • Meet with the re-entry’s disability team to ensure job readiness
  • Complete placement planning
  • Get a job!

FOR MORE INFO:

Goodwill 501-372- 5100

Referrals to Beyond Barriers come from Arkansas Rehabilitation Services.  Call (800) 330-0632 to learn more.

Goodwill Industries of Arkansas
7400 Scott Hamilton Dr, Suite 50
Little Rock, AR 72209
Phone: (501) 372-5100
Toll Free: (877) 372-5151
Goodwill Industries of Arkansas