We all grumble Monday morning as we trudge into work, but imagine a life where finding and keeping even the lowest paying job seemed a dream beyond your grasp. Unfortunately for hundreds of thousands of people debilitated by mental illness, this situation is reality. Beyond all the pain and suffering attendant to such illnesses, the added knowledge (or belief) that one is unemployable and condemned to a life dependent on the charity of others is a heartache that makes our Monday morning blues seem trivial.
For twenty years Jobs Unlimited, Inc. and the Upscale Resale Thrift Shop have provided a warm and welcoming environment for DC area adults suffering from mental illness to fight back against those beliefs. Almost our entire staff of some twenty odd people are in recovery from debilitating mental illness, and it is the joy of our work to pull out the best of each of our employees and cobble together a cohesive team and functioning business. An attitude of optimism, humility and ‘a non-judgmentalism that defies description’ pervades all that we do here and creates a space where our customers can shop for quality goods at low prices in a friendly, quirky and inviting atmosphere.
We are a 501(c) non-profit organization and run on tax deductible donations from the community. Feel free to drop off donations at our shop in Rockville or call us for a reliable, stress-free in-home pick up.
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