Goodwill Upstate/Midlands Expands Collaboration with “Unite Us” to Improve Access to Care Coordination Services

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Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands SC (GIUMSC) is collaborating with Unite Us, a leading software company specializing in cross-sector collaboration, to improve people’s overall well-being by solidifying access to employment resources for job seekers and families in South Carolina. Through this partnership, GIUMSC and Unite Us aim to create more connected communities by addressing the unmet needs of people and families throughout the state.
Goodwill serves more than 10,000 job seekers throughout the Upstate and Midlands each year. This partnership will enable GIUMSC to reach more people in need and connect them to the services they need when they need them. 
In South Carolina, Unite Us connects people to much-needed resources and services, such as assistance with employment, benefits navigation, housing, and much more. Partners in the Unite South Carolina network are connected through Unite Us’ shared technology platform, which enables them to send and receive secure, electronic referrals, address people’s social needs, and improve health across communities.
“For the last half-century, we’ve committed to creating the best possible outcomes for job seekers and families,” said Partick Michaels, President and CEO at Goodwill Industries of Upstate Midlands/South Carolina. “We’re excited to be part of Unite South Carolina. The network aligns with our mission to provide access, information, and resources to improve the lives of the people we serve through the power of coordinated care.”

The iconic “smiling G” logo is a beacon

 of hope and opportunity for those looking to overcome barriers and transform their lives. Goodwill’s resources and expertise cover everything from resume writing tips to job leads, vocational certification programs, GED help, and so much more. Whether a person is justice-involved, a senior looking for a new skill, a high school dropout, or looking for a fresh start, the organization’s “goodwill to all” motto means just that—goodwill to all. The material and financial donations from generous givers fuel the thrift retail stores, creating a powerful goodwill cycle and allowing the organization to invest more than 90 cents of every dollar into career and social services.

“The collective goal of our partnership with Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina is to effectively increase equitable access to care for all residents regardless of circumstance,” said Liz Walsh, Community and Customer Success Director at Unite Us. “GIUMSC and Unite Us will work together to redefine the quality, impact, and intersection of health and social care across this community—to get connected to the care they need that will enable them to thrive and live healthier lives.”

Nonprofits, community-based organizations, and other providers who want to connect their clients and patients to Goodwill Industries of Upstate/Midlands South Carolina services within the Unite Us’ network can reach out to uniteus.com/contact/.

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