Kansas City

Programs & Services

We provide a comfortable, caring service environment for persons with disabilities and those with other barriers to employment success. Services focus on helping people achieve successful employment outcomes through assessment, training, career counseling and on the job supports.

Programs and services listed can be accessed at the following service location:

Kansas City, Missouri (Main Office) 1817 Campbell, Kansas City, MO. 64108                                                                                          816.842.7425

Career Assessment and Planning Services:

  • Employment Services program
  • Interest, skills and educational testing
  • Test interpretation and career counseling
  • Job try-outs
  • Development of individual plan for employment

Job Placement and Retention Services:

  • Resume preparation
  • Instruction on interview techniques
  • Soft Skill training
  • Job placement assistance
  • On the job support through job coaching or job retention services
  • Case management referrals for housing, child care transportation, benefit planning

Contact: Anne Maloney, Director of Disability Services at 816.842.7425, ext. 293

Office & Retail Skills Training

Instructors and program managers provide individualized services to improve skills and assist in obtaining employment that matches the individual’s skills, interests and work needs.

Training is provided in:
Windows XP, Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Outlook, E-mail & Internet, Keyboarding, Ten-Key, Customer Service, Basic Math

Contact Cindy Walley,  Training Services Manager at 816.842.7425, ext. 279

Extended Employment

Referred to as “manufacturing’s best kept secret”, Goodwill’s Extended Employment workshops provide a supportive setting for individuals to enhance their skill levels, while providing high quality service at affordable costs to customers. Many companies utilize our manpower to reduce costs, solve short-term production problems and satisfy customer requests. The companies benefit from quality work and attractive pricing, while the employees benefit from hands-on experience and skills training while earning income.

Contact Sharon King, Program Manager at 816.842.7425, ext. 254

Industrial Services

Samples of services offered include: Packaging, Assembly, Collating, Hand Sealing, Poly-bagging, Kit assembly, Hand/ weight count, Labeling, Sorting, Production packaging design

Automatic packaging and semi-automatic shrink wrap with the largest heat tunnel in the area. Related services include short term storage, inventory control and pick-up/ delivery as needed.

Contact Matt McBratney, Director of Commercial Services at 913.758.1141 mmcbratney@mokangoodwill.org

Job Hunters Program

In conjunction with the Neighborhood and Community Services, Department of Kansas City, MO and HUD, we want to help you or someone you know get back on their feet.   We can help you:

  • Polish your image
  • Create a resume
  • Build your job-hunting confidence
  • Find job leads with real possibilities
  • Get to interviews

The Job Hunters Center includes such features as:

  • Phone bank and voice mail
  • Hundreds of job leads
  • Access to computer, copier & fax
  • Job search workshops
  • Emergency referral services
  • Street guides / maps
  • Advice and encouragement
  • Bus passes

Annually ,700-900 individuals will obtain employment through the Job Hunters program offered by Goodwill of Western Missouri & Eastern Kansas.  A participant usually visits the Job Center 12-15 times before a job is obtained.

For further questions, contact the Program Manager at 816.842.7425, ext. 308