Victory Emmanuel

Emmanuel Victory Page

Celebrating the Victories! Emmanuel didn’t have it easy; in 2010 he was living in Haiti when it was struck by an earthquake. He was buried in rubble for four days, until his brother found him and had to amputate his arm to free him. “If he sees an obstacle, he will work a way to …

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Meet William

William B. was diagnosed with autism when he was 4 years old. His family immediately began early intervention visits with a Board Certified Behavior Analyst. William’s mother credits these techniques to increasing William’s sociability skills. William was referred to Goodwill from Florida Atlantic University’s C.A.R.D. (Center for Autism and Related Disorders) and then enrolled into …

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Meet Ian

Hello my name is Ian!  I have been working for Gulfstream Goodwill for over 5 years now at the Saint Lucie County rest area as the rest area attendant. I started my career with Gulfstream Goodwill in October of 2014. Before working for Gulfstream Goodwill, I worked at Cottage Grill restaurant in Port Saint Lucie …

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Meet Ophelia

Ophelia is a 57-year old female who grew up in Miami Florida. She suffers from bipolar schizophrenia and anger problems. Ophelia’s father died when she was just 7 years old leaving her mom to raise her and 5 siblings. Ophelia attributes the loss of her father and becoming a single parent at a very young …

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Meet Zoraida

Zoraida has graduated in the class of 2020. She places this graduation as one of her greatest accomplishments thus far, but identified this as just the beginning to her successes. Zoriada had attended four different schools her freshman year and then eventually dropped out. Zoraida identified her major obstacles to graduating as being homeless and a …

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Meet Brandon

Meet Brandon

Meet Brandon:  Home at Tamarind’s First Resident. Home at Tamarind was developed in collaboration with the Florida Housing Finance Corporation, GL Homes, the City of West Palm Beach and Palm Beach County.  It is comprised of 6, 1 bedroom/1 bath apartments designed as low income housing specifically for individuals with developmental disabilities.  All of the …

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Meet Cortasia and Sha-Kandi

Meet Cortasia and Sha-Kandi

Cortasia and Sha-Kandi Bellamy were living in their own apartment at the ages of 21 and 22 when they were put out of their apartment. However, this was not their first experience with homelessness. Cortasia and Sha-Kandi had challenges with the lack of resources provided to them for support. They also state that when they …

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Old Bahama Bay Wahoo Charity Cup Pre-Party

Thanks to everyone who came out to support the 2021 Old Bahama Bay Wahoo Charity Cup Pre-Party benefitting Gulfstream Goodwill Industries. If you’d like to download your photo (S) to print and share, please click here.

Elaine at her retirement

Thank You, Elaine!

Elaine Sidenius retired after 21 years of service to Gulfstream Goodwill Industries as the Executive Assistant to the CEO and President of GGI. Elaine, thank you for your 21 years of dedicated service and many contributions that played an integral role in the success of GGI!


Meet Alphonso

When you first meet Alphonso, you will see a kind and warm person. Alphonso reported that he strives to be humble and peaceful. He stated that he was not always like that and has made some poor choices in his past. Alphonso felt as if his life was over when he was sentenced to 25 …

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