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Posted on: May 15, 2020

Women’s Services, Expand Social Media and Online Services during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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Farmingville, NY - The Brookhaven Town Division of Women’s Services and Dress for Success Brookhaven are providing professional development tools on the Town’s website, Facebook, and Instagram to assist clients during the COVID-19 pandemic. Career Center information has been posted online along with emergency resources for women in need. Dress for Success clients have access to Skillport’s learning platform which has a multitude of professional development resources and online workshops. Up-to-date resources and links on the Women’s Services websites and social media platforms are available that provide information about unemployment benefits, healthcare options, health concerns and safety tips. Recently virtual classes and workshops have been offered through zoom video conference technology. Topics include Stress Management, Health, Goal Setting, Finance, Career Exploration (new income streams), Civil Service Jobs and Linked-In. For more information about the Town of Brookhaven’s Division of Women’s Services and Dress for Success Brookhaven, visit www.BrookhavenNY.gov or call 631-451-9127.

Dress for Success is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization that empowers women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and the developmental tools to help them thrive in work and in life. Established in 1999 with the support of the Town of Brookhaven, the Division of Women’s Services and more than 50 volunteers, Dress for Success Brookhaven has been instrumental in helping more than 6,000 women achieve their goal of becoming self-sufficient and economically independent.

About Dress for Success 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 one suit when she has a job interview and can return when she finds work to receive a week’s worth of clothing. Brookhaven was the first affiliate to be established as part of the worldwide non-profit organization. The women we serve 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, veterans’ organizations, homeless shelters and job training programs. Their mission is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success Brookhaven is sponsored by the Town of Brookhaven Department of Housing and Human Services, Division of Women’s Services.

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