Welcome to the Horizon Goodwill Industries company newsletter.
Our Mission is: Removing Barriers, Creating Opportunities.
July 2023 Vol. 2, Edition 1
Thank You, CARF Team!!
We are proud to announce that we have been awarded a full three-year CARF Accreditation*. When we started this process over a year ago, we were advised that as a first-time applicant we would most likely receive only a one-year provisional accreditation. I am very proud of our team, who took that as a challenge and said,”why not” and went for the full three! Following the positive feedback received by the CARF auditors, we were certainly hopeful that we would receive the standard 1-year Provisional Accreditation given to first-time applicants. Being awarded the maximum 3-year Accreditation was a delightful surprise and a testament to the good work we all do here at Goodwill.
*The Commission on the Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services programs. Accreditation signifies to those we work with, whether that’s our program participants, insurance providers, or the institutions that help fund our work, that we’re committed to receiving feedback, continuously improving our services, and to serving the communities in our region.
Thank you to our CARF Team!
|Sharon Ahrens||Johnathon Harrell||Jessica Simmons|
|Kenneth Winebrenner||Terri Foote||Adam Sewell|
|Tara Broschart||Jessica Martz||Brooke Grossman|
|Debra Carbaugh||Tammy Elrick||Chris Glasse|
|Kristi Glennie||Annette Wetzel||Vicky Steiner|
|Lori Joy||Lacie Mccusker||Ashley Poole|
|Leah Chamberland||Melissa Harris||Dan Huff|
|Tonia Nipper||Rachel Brinkmeier||Jess Scott|
|Lakenya Austin||Rebecca Orr||Donna Sunderland|
Hagerstown Cut|Cloth|Work! Event
On May 17th, the Mission team held its latest Cut|Cloth|Work! at the new Commercial Cleaning Services building at the old Burhans Blvd store location. At this event, the team organized an event where we have a local barber provide free haircuts (Cut), HGI provides clothing for the job interviews (Cloth), and area employers are on-hand to hold open interviews (Work). We often have food donated by local restaurants or businesses. At this event, Clippers in downtown Hagerstown provided the haircuts, and the Black Rock BBQ of Hagerstown provided free lunch for 75.
- 111 Attendees
- 24 Haircuts
- 11 Employers
- 9 Community Partners
- 77 On-the-Spot Interviews
- 195 Lunches served
YOU are making a difference in the lives of many people. It’s the beginning of a new year, but here is your impact through May 2023:
Celebrating Eight Years of Excellence at Western Maryland Children’s Center
We are excited to announce that the Western Maryland Children’s Center (WMCC) is celebrating eight years under the management of Horizon Goodwill. Since July 15, 2015, the dedicated WMCC team has worked diligently to maintain the facility and provide a safe environment for the youth it serves.
James Taylor and Elton Austin, two original crew members, have been with WMCC since the beginning, contributing their experience and knowledge to the team. Alongside them, John Streeter and Chris Graser have seamlessly integrated their skills and expertise into daily operations.
A second crew was added for Saturdays to ensure the facility remains in top-notch shape while allowing the crew to rest. Kara Armstrong, Roy Swim, and Chris Graser make up this team, exemplifying the spirit of teamwork and dedication.
Maintaining the facility’s floors is essential, and Donnie Trumpower and Dale Gatrell take on this responsibility. They perform monthly maintenance on various floor types, including VCT, epoxy, and ceramic tiles.
WMCC’s commitment to excellence is acknowledged not only by Horizon Goodwill but also by unannounced visits from Maryland state officials, which testify to the high standards upheld by the team.
Despite facing challenges such as an early start time of 4:30 am, seven days a week, the WMCC team remains steadfast in their commitment to creating a nurturing environment for the youth.
As we celebrate eight years of successful management at WMCC, we thank the entire team for their dedication. James Taylor, Elton Austin, John Streeter, Chris Graser, Kara Armstrong, Roy Swim, Donnie Trumpower, and Dale Gatrell have all played a significant role in WMCC’s success.
Join us in celebrating this remarkable milestone at WMCC, and let us look forward to many more years of continued success and positive impact on the lives of the children served by this exceptional center.
New Facebook Pages
We now how two new Facebook pages that you like/follow/share and invite your friends.
The /re•find/ by Goodwill is a concept store created by Horizon Goodwill Industries. It offers a curated selection of vintage, antique, and upscale home decor, accessories, and designer shoes. Similar to our other stores, these items are reasonably priced to be affordable to the casual thrift store shopper. Proceeds from re•find fund Horizon Goodwill’s mission services, which include workforce development and training programs, and the many services we offer to remove barriers to employment. The goal of re•find is to provide a unique shopping experience to the Smithsburg community in support of the good work we do at Horizon Goodwill. The store is in the Martins Shopping Center, 22407 Jefferson Blvd, Smithsburg, MD 21783. If you’re in the area, stop by and check out all of the great products! Their hours are Wednesday through Sunday, 10 AM – 6 PM. https://www.facebook.com/refind.hgi
The Adolescent Clubhouse was designed to meet the needs of families and at-risk youth in our community by providing a family-oriented environment for them to grow together. At the Clubhouse, we create a fun, family-friendly, and drug-free environment. At the Adolescent Clubhouse, we encourage adolescents ages 11-16 to embrace their education and mental and emotional regulation and build healthy family and social relationships. We provide sufficient space to host daily after-school activities, including arts and crafts, workouts, and self-care activities. We also provide free homework help and tutoring to encourage continued school success. Our goal in the Adolescent Clubhouse is to provide a free, safe, and supportive environment for youth in our community. The Clubhouse is open Monday through Friday from 2 PM – 6 PM. The Clubhouse is located at the HGI-2 building, 200 North Prospect Street, Hagerstown, MD. https://www.facebook.com/theclubhousehgi
As a reminder, utilize “Ask Here” in Paycom ESS (Employee Self-Service) to connect you to a Resource Coordinator. Access our EAP (Employee Assistance Program) on the BHS Portal online or via the app at portal.BHSonline.com Username: Horizon Goodwill or call 800-327-2251.
Milestones & New Hires
Congratulations to the following people for reaching a great milestone, and a big ‘Welcome’ to our newest team members as they begin their journey to their milestones!
|Michelle Mason||Winchester||1 Yr||Daniel Arroyo||Charles Town||1-Jun|
|Kyra Smith||Charles Town||1 Yr||Haley Burkholder||South-End||2-Jun|
|Rodney Feller||Cumberland UPIP||1 Yr||Tekeira Ebersole||Corporate Center||4-Jun|
|Jaiden Skidmore||LaVale||1 Yr||Belinda Mccusker||Greencastle||4-Jun|
|Helene Ranfone||Burhans Store||1 Yr||Emily Hill||Berkeley Springs||5-Jun|
|James Skipwith||Martinsburg||1 Yr||Kira Isner||Stephens City||5-Jun|
|Andrew Choi||Stephens City||1 Yr||Robert Kerr||HGI-2||5-Jun|
|Cheryl Fletcher||Martinsburg||1 Yr||Melanie Badaliance||Greencastle||6-Jun|
|Lynn French||South-End||1 Yr||Crisalia Medina||Romney||6-Jun|
|Dustin Liller||Cumberland UPIP||2 Yrs||Brian Austin||HGI-2||7-Jun|
|Margaret Skaggs||IRS Mailroom||2 Yrs||Donna Powell||Sideling Hill||7-Jun|
|Roy Swim||HGI-2||2 Yrs||Jordan Head||Cumberland UPIP||12-Jun|
|Ivan Morales||Corporate Center||2 Yrs||Malcolm Jackson||Corporate Center||12-Jun|
|Cynthia Lang||Stephens City||2 Yrs||Michael Maupin||Cumberland UPIP||12-Jun|
|Christopher Douglas||Berkeley Springs||2 Yrs||Donie Monge||Corporate Center||12-Jun|
|Fern Bernsteinmiller||Shepherdstown||2 Yrs||Nasir Moudy||Waynesboro||12-Jun|
|Troy Brant||Cumberland UPIP||4 Yrs||Breyhdon Priore||Frostburg||12-Jun|
|Kelvin Sheppard||South-End||4 Yrs||David Richardson||Fort Detrick||12-Jun|
|Frances Reese||North Pointe||5 Yrs||Raymond Garthwait||LaVale||13-Jun|
|Viola Fee||Romney||5 Yrs||Travis Kitzmiller||Oakland||13-Jun|
|Tonya Zimmerman||Greencastle||7 Yrs||Sean Williamson||Martinsburg||14-Jun|
|Lawrence Woodward||Martinsburg||8 Yrs||Brenda Marston||Mt. Jackson||16-Jun|
|Rickey Agnew||Romney||9 Yrs||Kaylei Drury||North Pointe||17-Jun|
|Beverly Fincham||Romney||11 Yrs||Nate Moore||North Pointe||17-Jun|
|Pamela Simms||Romney||13 Yrs||Stephen Goss||LaVale||19-Jun|
|Tammy Mcbrearty||Martinsburg GSA||18 Yrs||Samantha Thorne||Front Royal||19-Jun|
|Amy Taylor||Corporate Center||22 Yrs||Kenneth Winter||Corporate Center||19-Jun|
|Reniza Branche||North Pointe||20-Jun|
|Walter Edwards||Corporate Center||20-Jun|
|Dee Martin-Campbell||Stephens City||20-Jun|
|Michael Northcraft||Cumberland UPIP||26-Jun|
- 7/4: The Mile Long Yard Sale, Longmeadow Road, Hagerstown MD (12 PM – 6 PM)
- 7/6: Job Fair with The Arc of Frederick County, MD 555 S. Market St., Frederick, MD (10 AM - 12 PM)
- 7/26: Cut|Cloth|Work! Market Street United Methodist Church, 131 South Cameron Street Winchester, VA (9 AM – 1 PM)
- 7/28: Project Connect – North Virginia Avenue Charlotte DeHart Elementary School, Address: 550 Virginia Ave, Winchester, VA (9 AM – 3 PM)
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