REACH, Rural Enrichment and Counseling Headquarters located in rural Clay County in the town of Hawley, MN ended our affiliation with Dress for Success which was a worldwide brand name for enabling women to enter or return to the workforce by providing business professional clothing. Under that brand REACH was not able to serve men or offer entry level clothing options to women. REACH decided to offer our own career service module and to assist anyone wishing to enter the work force helping with resume building, interview skills and most importantly clothing. We have found that our clients are entering construction types of jobs, entry level administrative assistant jobs, CNA jobs and manual labor jobs. We rely completely on donations of clothing to our thrift store to provide our career service clients one set of interview clothes and then one week of job clothing as soon as they have secured employment. We meet with our career service clients on Mondays and Tuesday when our thrift store is closed so that we can provide them with a private one on one experience. The majority of our clients are from the Fargo-Moorhead area. We have 53 referring agencies from the Fargo Moorhead area. All of this is provided at no cost to our clients. We do the best we can with the donations that we receive however we are very limited in being able to provide work boots for men, heavy outdoor clothing, hospital scrubs or neon colored construction clothing.
Funded by Cass Clay (April 2019)