Greetings!
In this unprecedented and challenging time, we want you to know we are here for our community. Dress for Success Columbus is complying with CDC, state, and local government regulations regarding COVID-19. These are challenging times for all of us, especially for the women we serve, most of whom are among the most economically vulnerable. Though we understand the need to modify some of our program offerings, we will continue to serve our sisters who need it most while ensuring the safety of our volunteers and staff.

We were honored to welcome three women yesterday who are currently living in transitional housing with interviews this week. Cortney shared, “This experience brought a sense of normalcy to my otherwise chaotic life. It made me feel like I can own my day instead of being a person with no face.” Today, she really needs to get that job to help her transition to stable housing. We are rooting for you, Cortney !
Please see below for an outline of agency programming as of today. 

  • Career Suiting – While some organizations may postpone interviews, we know from Cortney and others that interviews in some industries are still taking place. If you have an interview, or if you have a critical need for attire for your existing role, please contact us at 614-291-5420 x 16.

  • Mobile Suitings – Mobile suitings have been postponed through March 27. Until that time, we invite you to visit us at the Dress for Success boutique. Please call us to make your appointment: 614-291-5420 x16. We will let you know if that date changes.
 
  • Professional Women's Group (PWG) – We have transitioned in-person sessions to live-streamed sessions through our PWG Facebook group. If you are not yet a member, click this link to the PWG page to sign up!
 
  • Career Center – We are also transitioning our career center sessions to live-streamed sessions. To join our distribution list, click here.
 
  • Interviewing for Success (IFS) – This pilot program enables women to receive 1-2 hours of free coaching with an experienced HR professional before an upcoming interview. Whether you are interested in volunteering as an IFS coach or you are seeking support as you prepare for your next chapter, please reach out here: Interviewing for Success.
 
  • Women2Women Mentoring (W2W) – W2W is still set to launch in May. If you are interested in becoming a mentor or a mentee, please complete your application here Women2Women Mentoring or text “MENTOR” to 25456.
 
  • Boss Girl – This pilot program offered to young women 16-18, combines images, relatable stories, and experiences into leadership & career development, equipping today’s young women to navigate through life's challenges and opportunities. Students enrolled in Reynoldsburg High Schools, West High School, Columbus Downtown High School, and Briggs High School can click here to sign up. 
 
  • Clothing Donations – With limited staff and volunteers throughout the next few weeks, we invite you to empower with us by donating clothing after April 1.

  • Volunteers – We could not do this work without our volunteers. Join us by clicking here.

Thank you for your continued support of our mission. Together, we can help our women striving for economic independence in this time of uncertainty.  
With gratitude and faith,

1204 North High St.
614-291-5420  columbus@dressforsuccess.org  www.dfscolumbus.org