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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

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Bottomless Closet
16 East 52nd Street
15th Floor
New York, NY 10022
United States