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Posted on: February 10, 2021

Division of Women’s Services and Dress for Success Brookhaven Continue Online Services

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Farmingville, NY - The Brookhaven Town Division of Women’s Services and Dress for Success Brookhaven continue to provide virtual professional development tools to help support and strengthen our clients’ needs during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Town has partnered with The Links, a volunteer service organization that is committed to enriching and sustaining African American culture and economic stability of African ancestry. Teresa Evans, Senior Director, Head of Human Capital at United Way of New York City and Parliamentarian & Chair of The Links Eastern Shore Chapter, will lead the virtual workshops along with Marie Desvarieux, MD and President of The Links Inc.

Virtual Career workshops will include “How to Find and Apply for a Job” with an emphasis on selecting the best website for your search, resume preparation and how to respond to job opportunities. This workshop will be offered on Thursday, February 18 at 6:00 p.m. The second workshop to be offered will be on Thursday, February 25, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. “Keys to a Strong Interview” will include virtual interview preparation with skills and strategies needed for a successful interview. Our third workshop this month will be, “Organic Gardening” on Wednesday, February 24 at 6:00 p.m. with Anne Pelligrino, Founder and Director of Bethel Hobbs Community Farm, and is appropriate for gardeners at every level. To learn more and to register for any or all of these events, visit the Town website.

The Division of Women’s Services continues to provide online emergency resources for women, professional development resources and online workshops during this time.

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 when she finds work, can return 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 General Services, Division of Women’s Services.

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