Participants in the AbilityOne program provide employment opportunities for individuals who are blind or have documented disabilities by delivering products and services to the federal government. These individuals are considered ready to work in a fully-integrated work setting, but need a supportive work environment with a low level of supervision.
Goodwill hires, trains, and supports more than 100 individuals annually, 75 percent of whom have documented disabilities, preparing them with the skills needed for the workforce and integration into community employment.
A Goodwill employment specialist matches individuals with jobs at AbilityOne contract sites, typically in janitorial or shelf stocking positions. Individuals are offered assistance with creating a career and personalized job development plan.
The expected outcome is an improvement in job skills and work habits to a level in which the individual can be placed in competitive employment.
For more information about the AbilityOne program or to get involved, please contact Meredith Champagne at 912.345.6611.
Employs approximately 42,000 people who are blind or have significant disabilities
Employs approximately 3,200 veterans, including wounded warriors
Provides SKILCRAFT® and other AbilityOne products
Operates nationwide with approximately 500 nonprofit agencies working at more than 1,000 locations representing 40 government agencies.
Operates more than 150 Base Supply Centers at military and government installations
More than $3.9 billion of AbilityOne products and services were procured by the federal government in fiscal year 2020
An estimated 35,000 AbilityOne employees work on Department of Defense (DoD) contracts.
Goodwill is proud to be a part of the Ability One program as it is part of our overall mission imperative to improve employment opportunities for people with disabilities and disadvantages. To learn more about Ability One programs and opportunities, contact SourceAmerica at (571)226-4660.