Bottomless Closet

Bottomless Closet promotes self-sufficiency among economically disadvantaged women in New York City. They offer career, financial and personal development workshops and partner with over 100 referral organizations that provide work-readiness and skill-building training to clients. Women from approved referral organizations with scheduled job interviews are referred to Bottomless Closet. They meet with a volunteer, who helps the client prepare for the interview by reviewing her resume, interview questions and protocol, and job search basics. Volunteers work to put together two interview-appropriate outfits, including accessories. Personal grooming do's and don'ts are reviewed.

Program Population: 

By referral only; referrals through different agencies with formerly incarcerated women in job programs. Bayview Correctional Facility also refers women to the program.

Program Capacity: 

More than 2000 women per year.

Program Funding Source: 

Private, corporations, foundations

Start Date Year: 
16 East 52nd Street
15th Floor
New York
New York
Agency Name: 
Bottomless Closet