Google employees volunteer at Goodwill NYNJ program for individuals with mental illness
15 Google employees provided a tech literacy and resume building workshop to 15 PROS Rebound program participants at the Goodwill NYNJ headquarters in Astoria, Queens on Tuesday, June 18.
“Partnering with companies like Google enables Goodwill NYNJ to demystify technology for our program participant by giving them the opportunity to work side-by-side with volunteers. I saw the digital skills gap narrowing before my eyes with every lightbulb moment that took place today,” said Brian O’Neil, Goodwill NYNJ Director of Corporate Relations.
The GoogleServe initiative is a month-long campaign to empower Googlers to volunteer in their communities every June. Googlers have clocked more than 200,000 hours during GoogleServe since it first began in 2007, and the program has inspired a culture of giving and volunteering all year long.
Goodwill NYNJ’s Personalized Recovery Oriented Services (PROS) is a program for adults (18+ years old) with serious mental illness that integrates rehabilitation services with psychiatric treatment. We empower individuals with the tools to manage mental health- related barriers that prevent them from achieving their life goals. Located in Brooklyn and Queens, the programs help participants gain the necessary skills to live independently, to get a job and to develop supports to help them thrive in their communities.
Referrals to our in-take staff should include a psychiatric evaluation, psychosocial assessment, and medical. For PROS Rebound in Queens, email firstname.lastname@example.org for Seamark PROS, email email@example.com
For information about corporate volunteering opportunities at Goodwill NYNJ, please email firstname.lastname@example.org