Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Inc., has been a part of the South Bend community since 1936, based on the original Goodwill founded in 1902 by Rev. Edgar J. Helms.

Today Goodwill Industries of Michiana serves nearly 3000 individuals and employs over 700 individuals through Northern Indiana, Southwest Michigan, and Southeast Chicagoland, empowering people and strengthening communities through the power of work.


The mission of Goodwill Industries of Michiana is to strengthen communities by empowering individuals and families through education, training, and job placement.

To learn how Goodwill goes about accomplishing this mission, be sure to sign up for our monthly newsletter, Vision.


To be the leading provider of workforce development services in the communities we serve.

Impacting the community means providing a top-level workforce to local businesses as well. Click here for more information about how your business or organization can partner with Goodwill.


Goodwill is a nonprofit organization headed by a Board of community leaders and run by a seasoned Senior Staff. We are open to new opportunities and welcome your feedback and suggestions. Use our Contact Us page to tell us what we’re doing right or what we can improve on.

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