We had the good fortune of connecting with Theresa Lam and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Theresa, what is the most important factor behind your success?
The most important factor behind the success of Goodwill North Central Texas is meeting our clients where they are. Goodwill’s mission is to CREATE lives of independence and BUILD a stronger local community. Job training and career services programs are tailored to support the needs of individuals with disabilities and other barriers to employment including veterans, at-risk youth, the homeless, the formerly incarcerated and the disadvantaged. Goodwill believes that work has the power to transform lives by building self-confidence, independence, creativity, trust and friendships. Everyone deserves this chance.

Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Goodwill North Central Texas serves individuals with various barriers to employment. One such focus group are our veterans. Through the VetWorthy program, Goodwill provides military veterans and their families with job development and skills training support. In addition, veterans are connected to other necessary community resources such as mental health counseling, housing assistance, food assistance and legal aid. The program is open to any veteran under any discharge status in Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, Hood, Wise, Jack, Montague, Palo Pinto, and Denton counties. Goodwill North Central Texas provides veterans, their dependents and surviving spouses with the following services at no cost:
• Intake and referral
• Digital Skills assessment and training
• Referrals to occupational training
• Job readiness
• Job search training
• Job application
• Resume writing
• Cover letters
• Basic computer skills
• Interview skills and mock interviews
• Job search strategies for individuals with criminal backgrounds
• Job placement services
• Job retention
This program is supported by a grant from the Texas Veterans Commission Fund for Veterans’ Assistance. The Fund for Veterans’ Assistance provides grants to organizations serving veterans and their families.
For additional details, visit www.GoodwillNorthCentralTexas.org/vetworthy, call 817.332.7866 or email vetworthy@goodwillnct.org.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
In the spirit of supporting VetWorthy, we’d recommend finding local veteran owned businesses, or thrift shopping at your nearest Goodwill store!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
All of our amazing clients that have bravely served our country.

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Justan Martinez, Amber Shumake

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