Submitted by United Way of Lewis County

Those working to lift themselves out of poverty often struggle to overcome a variety of hurdles. Even something as simple as a job interview can be difficult if one lacks the appropriate attire to make a positive first impression. Women United’s Career Closet eliminates this hurdle, empowering participants to attain financial independence in a new career by providing work-appropriate attire and resources.

A partnership between Women United and Visiting Nurses Foundation, the Career Closet allows participants to select up to five items of professional business attire, in preparation for a job interview or first few weeks of work.

Interested participants can simply visit one of the following community partners to get started. These organizations will provide tools and resources, in addition to the required Career Closet voucher.

  • Cascade Community Healthcare
  • Reliable Enterprises
  • Express Employment
  • Hope Alliance
  • WorkSource Lewis County
  • Housing Resource Center

Vouchers can be used at both Visiting Nurses Thrift Stores.

Chehalis Visiting Nurses

435 NW Chehalis Ave., Chehalis

Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  Sunday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

Centralia Visiting Nurses

222 S Pearl St., Centralia

Monday-Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.  Sunday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

You can help by donating new or gently used business attire. Donations can be dropped off at Visiting Nurses’ Centralia or Chehalis locations during regular business hours.

Business partners are also needed to display Career Closet information and facilitate donations. For more information on becoming a business partner, please contact Angela French at development@lewiscountyuw.com.

For more information on the Career Closet, visit Facebook.com/WomenUnitedCareerCloset

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