Goodwill Industries of San Diego County became a Live Well San Diego recognized partner on September 16, 2015. Goodwill Industries of San Diego County was recognized for its commitment to get people with disabilities and other barriers to employment jobs by developing their skills and work habits through training and real work. In addition to retail stores and bookstores, Goodwill Industries offers Secure Document Destruction, a Supported Employment Program, and an e-business department. They are also certified to collect electronic waste. In 2013, Goodwill Industries employed more than 1,262 people in San Diego County and helped 3,609 people find a job, including 195 veterans through their Good Jobs program.
Goodwill Industries is aligned with the Live Well San Diego vision, creating an organizational culture of respect, dignity and genuine concern for health and well-being. They established an employee Health & Wellness Program in 2013. Goodwill Industries supports positive choices and is improving its workplace culture by implementing its Healthy Meeting, Healthy Vending and Lactation Accommodation Policies. They also included their Employee Wellness Program in their New Hire On-Boarding Process & Handbook and established a corporate agreement with the YMCA. Goodwill Industries conducts GoodHealth workshops and participates in events, including Love Your Heart blood pressure screenings with staff in 2014, expanding Love Your Heart to the community in 2015, and the GoodMove employee fitness challenge. Goodwill Industries has been recognized for their Well Program Achievements by the American Heart Association (Fit-Friendly Gold Achievement, 2013), Union Tribune (Top Workplaces Award, 2014), American Heart Association (Fit-Friendly Platinum Achievement Award, 2014), and San Diego Business Journal (Healthiest Companies Finalist, 2014).
As a Live Well San Diego recognized partner, Goodwill Industries of San Diego County is committed to advancing Live Well San Diego into the future by embracing the four strategic approaches of Building a Better Service Delivery System, Supporting Positive Choices, Pursuing Policy and Environmental Change, and Changing the Culture Within.