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"As a military veteran, I had survived the stresses of combat, but nothing prepared me for unemployment and homelessness. Before coming to Working Wardrobes, I was at the lowest point in my life. Here I received help with everything from interview skills to salary negotiation to a Microsoft Office certification. Most importantly, I was treated with dignity and respect and that empowered me and reminded me that my life will get better. Today, I am working as a case manager with a social service agency and living in my own apartment. I am so grateful!"
- Jose E., Marine Corps Veteran
Want to take a walk with us? Here’s how to get started:
Get started by click the "Start Fundraising!" button above.
Sign up to take a walk or run along Lake Irvine. What a beautiful way to start your morning!
Families are welcome! If you can push them for 5k, you can bring your kids along! The trail is wide but unpaved, so just be sure that you have a jogging style stroller with heavy-duty, mountain bike-type wheels. You will just need to start at the back of the pack at the start line to let our runners and fast walkers go first.
Become a Team Captain!!
What better way get know each other than to take a walk with Working Wardrobes VetNet.
Love competing? We’ve got great prizes in store for our teams who fundraise the most.
This exciting event will help raise fund for VetNet, and the programs that are essential to the success of our veterans as they can say, "I GOT THE JOB!"
In 2017, we served 582 veteran clients. Last year, 93% of our VetNet clients were trained and successfully employed.
$1,200 = a Full Career Assessment, an Individual Employment Plan, a Professional Resume, Enrollment in our Career Success Job Club, National Retail Federation Customer Service Training course/Certification and a Success Suit for 1 client.
Our Professionals' Customer Service Training Program boasts a 98% pass rate on the certification exam and an 80% employment rate for those who pass the exam.
"I fought for our country, but came home to nothing. Today I have a full time job and a house and I'm happier than ever."
- Mike, Marine Corps Veteran
"Working Wardrobes VetNet was like boot camp. I needed to be supported, trained and led down a path to be the man and proud Veteran I am today. Thank you, ALL!!"
- Anonymous Veteran Client
"...Working Wardrobes surrounded me with other veterans that were in the same situation I was in. That alone made a huge difference in knowing that people did love and care about me."
- Antoinette B.
Thank you being a part of this years 5K Walk/Run!
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