#CCHACares: Dress for Success Indianapolis

POST DATE: 2.21.24
CCHA Cares Dress for Success Indianapolis

CCHA Law is pleased to highlight a special nonprofit and that CCHA is supporting this month. Dress for Success Indianapolis is a charity organization that provides professional clothing to women to help them enter the workplace and achieve the confidence, tools, and resources needed to succeed at work and in life. This February, CCHA Law’s offices are organizing a drive to collect clothing and donations to support this organization that uplifts women in our communities.

About Dress for Success Indianapolis

Dress for Success is dedicated to empowering women by providing them with the tools and support they need to achieve economic independence. Through its impactful programs and services, Dress for Success helps women break the cycle of poverty and build confidence as they enter or re-enter the workforce. The organization's commitment to fostering a positive and inclusive environment is evident in its mission to not only offer professional attire but also to deliver a network of support, career development resources, and mentorship opportunities.

At the heart of Dress for Success is a belief in the transformative power of clothing and mentorship. By donating to Dress for Success, individuals contribute to a cause that transcends fashion, helping women from all walks of life gain the confidence and skills necessary to thrive in their careers. Whether it's providing a professional wardrobe for job interviews or offering ongoing support through mentorship programs, Dress for Success is making a tangible difference in the lives of countless women. Supporting Dress for Success means participating in a movement that values empowerment, equality, and the belief that every woman deserves the chance to reach her full potential in the professional world.

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Dress For Success Indianapolis offers substantial, 1:1 programming to ensure that women receive support beyond professional clothing. Their services are completely free to any woman who has a need for their services and there is no income or demographic information that restricts a woman from receiving services.

Style for Success offers women assistance with clothing for job interviews or new employment opportunities. Whether individuals are currently unemployed, underemployed, or in the process of transitioning to a new job, services are available to provide support in securing appropriate attire for these professional occasions. Clients can request an appointment to be styled for a complete ensemble that is appropriate for a job interview or to align with their work dress code.


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 The Professional Women’s Group (PWG) is a continuous program designed to assist employed women in cultivating skills and acquiring knowledge essential for building a sustainable career. Any woman presently employed can participate in monthly in-person or virtual meetings, where speakers cover a diverse range of topics related to both professional and personal development. This program aims to empower women in their current employment situations and foster ongoing growth and success in their careers. Women receive access to mentoring and life coaching, peer networking, a personal finance course, and connections to professionals and resources in the community.

Upon their initial appointment, women are introduced to Career Development Coaching and are encouraged to view it as an unlimited free resource for their professional growth. The Career Development Coach, along with various free services, is at their disposal, fostering a comprehensive approach to personalized job search and development. These services include virtual professional development workshops, resume assistance, interview preparation, access to a computer lab and printing services, a library with community resources and job openings, support with job and education searches, LinkedIn guidance, and personalized coaching through the CliftonStrengths assessment.

The Success Coach provides one-on-one, confidential sessions with a Success Coach to identify the individual needs, strengths, priorities, and goals of women in their program. The Success Coach provides support in connecting clients to community resources, including housing, childcare, transportation, training/education, health, stress management, financial assistance, and a mentorship program. The mentorship program involves partnering women with mentors for goal setting and support.

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CCHA Law’s Dress for Success Drive

CCHA Law is hosting an office-wide drive to collect donations in our Noblesville, Fishers, Tiptop, and Zionsville, Indiana locations. Our staff are encouraged to bring in clothing donations this month between February 19th through March 8th that will be delivered to Dress for Success.

"As a law firm, we naturally lean towards business casual attire. Understanding this, I expected to find plenty of 'interview-ready' clothing in people's closets,” said Katie James from CCHA. “Recognizing the significance of the organization, I believe in empowering women to feel confident in pursuing job opportunities they may not have considered. This cultivates gratitude for the opportunities they're given."

How to Support Dress for Success Indianapolis

Dress for Success Indianapolis relies on financial donations, volunteers, and community support to ensure they are meeting their mission of helping women achieve economic independence. Here are a few ways that you can get involved and support the organization:

Visit their website to learn more.