Programs we support at Goodwill Industries of East TX

Ex-Offender Re-Entry Program


This program is for men and women recently released from county jail or state/federal prison who are on parole or probation and only have three weeks to find a job. Participants are taught how to accept responsibility for their actions, honestly disclose their offenses to employers, prepare for job interviews, prepare resumes, and conduct job searches. We provide temporary paid work experiences and an Employment Specialist working with local employers to help find permanent employment. The temporary job in Goodwill’s Facility Maintenance Department offers hands-on training and helps the participants gain current experience and a referral, which looks great on a job application.



Mission/Vision: It is the mission of Goodwill Industries of East Texas, Inc. to provide skills training and vocational opportunities for people with barriers to employment.

About: Goodwill was conceived in 1902 by Edgar J. Helms, a Methodist minister in Boston. He created jobs by collecting unwanted household goods and then employing people to repair and resell them. Most people know about Goodwill Industries through shopping or donating to our thrift stores. More importantly, Goodwill uses the revenue from these stores to provide training, counseling, services, and community employment to those with some barriers, such as a disability or a background of disadvantage.  Goodwill programs include Work Adjustment Training, Vocational Adjustment Training, Personal Social Adjustment Training, Pre-Vocational Training, Employment Services, Counseling, Second Chance for Her, GoodAssist, GoodTech Academy, GoodTemps, GED/Literacy, YouthWorks – ages 16 to 24, and Literacy Classes.

In-Kind Donations: Donate gently used items to the Goodwill Stores!



Phone: (903) 593-8438


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Location: 409 West Locust, Tyler, Texas 75702

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