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Posted on: February 15, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Dress for Success Brookhaven Celebrates 20 Years of Empowering Women to Achieve Economic Independenc

Dress for Success Group Photo

Save the date… 20th Anniversary Gala to be held on Thursday, June 20

Farmingville, NY –  On February 13, the staff and volunteers from the Town’s Dress for Success Boutique celebrated 20 years of serving women in Brookhaven Town. Founded in New York City in 1997, Dress for Success is an international not-for-profit organization offering services designed to help clients find jobs and remain employed. Each Dress for Success client receives two suits when she has a job interview and can return for a weeks’ worth of clothing when she finds work. In 1999, Brookhaven was the first affiliate to be established as part of the worldwide non-profit organization. The women served come from across Long Island. They are job ready women who have been referred by over 250 local non-profit organizations, including domestic violence agencies, veteran’s organizations, homeless shelters and job training programs.

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Dress for Success Brookhaven, a gala will be held on June 20 from 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Land’s End in Sayville. For more information, call 631-451-9127 or email

Dress for Success Brookhaven is sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven Department of Housing and Human Services, Division of Women’s Services. Pictured with the staff and volunteers are Supervisor Ed Romaine (left); Councilman Dan Panico (right); Councilwoman Valerie Cartright and Councilwoman Jane Bonner (front row).

The Dress for Success Boutique is located at Brookhaven Town Hall, One Independence Hill in Farmingville. It is open Monday through Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on selected Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. All client visits are by appointment only. Donations of clothing and other items can be made on Mondays from 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on the third Saturday of every month from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. For more information about Dress For Success, please call 631- 451-9127 or visit The Dress for Success website..

Dress for Success Brookhaven’s mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.

Division of Public Information * Office of the Supervisor
One Independence Hill • Farmingville • NY 11738 • Phone 631-451-6595

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