From Boots To Business

Going from boots to business! Dress For Success Luzerne County is getting the word out today about an upcoming program aimed at helping women warriors return from a war zone and into the workforce. Organizers of the new program in the Wilkes-Barre area call it “Project Deployed To Employed.”

Some statistics show “for the first time in the history of the United States, 12% of all combat veterans returning to civilian life are women. Those women have a much greater risk of becoming homeless and drug and alcohol dependent than their male counterparts.”

Click here to lean more about the local program. To signup for the September 23rd launch, email luzernecounty@dressforsuccess.org or call 570-270-4949.  For a general overview of "Project Deployed To Employed," click here!

Newswatch 16's Ryan Leckey visited Dress For Success Luzerne County in Wilkes-Barre Wednesday to learn more about the project as well as upcoming fundraisers aimed at supporting the nonprofit's mission.  For details on the September Golf Tournament, click here! For more information on Thursday's "Disco And Diamonds" on August 25,  see flier below.

Disco And Diamonds 2016

About Dress For Success:

The nonprofit is dedicated to "offering long-lasting solutions that enable women to break the cycle of poverty. Dress for Success is part of a global movement for change, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures. We provide each client with professional attire to secure employment, but we are about much more than simply a new outfit. Besides physically equipping the client with apparel and accessories, our programs furnish her with a confidence that she carries forever and the knowledge that she can actively define her life, the direction she takes and what success means to her."