Women get chance to train for a job, dress for success

June 21, 2013 8:40:37 AM PDT
Listen up, ladies. You can get free clothing and job training.

The non-profit group Dress for Success helps women get jobs by providing them with free clothing, shoes, handbags and even jewelry. They also have career development classes and each time a woman goes to a class, they get to go shopping for another outfit.

It's been a life changing experience for a lot of women in our area.

"It makes you feel like a new woman," said client Jenniver Zoufalik. "It gives you the confidence to portray someone you might not necessarily be. And the rest of it takes off and you become that successful person."

"Now that I've regained that confidence, I'm back out there," added client Ronda Robertson. "I've set my goals. I've reached my goal."

All Dress for Success clients are referred to the organization when they are job ready and have an interview set up. There are a lot of Houston area non-profits that we work with that get the ladies job ready. Then once they land the job, they are invited back to receive a second suit and to join the Professional Women's Group (PWG). The PWG provides employed women on-going educational programs at Dress for Success Houston.

Dress for Success accepts gently used suits and gently used accessories. So if you are cleaning out your closet this weekend, keep that in mind.

There's also a similar group that provides suits for men.

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