Our Story

With 29 years of experience helping more than 100,000 people overcome barriers to employment and independence, The Wardrobe’s services are designed to support people in any life transition where the cost of clothing can be a barrier to positive change.

Established in 1995 as The Working Wardrobe, our initial mission was to help low-income women transition into the workplace with interview suits and support. Since then, our mission has expanded to respond to the needs of a diverse community along with our changing ideas of “work” and “career.” As we marked our 25th Anniversary in 2020, Career Wardrobe transformed into The Wardrobe, providing outfits for work and life.

The Wardrobe combines service with resale. We are open to the public, with clothing priced to match any budget while accepting referrals from 150+ partner organizations to make shopping free for those that qualify.

The Wardrobe has clothing to support people of all gender identities and backgrounds who are seeking employment or moving to independence after incarceration, moving into recovery, or entering adulthood. We recognize that for many people living in poverty, a job is only the first step to economic stability. From there, they can start down the path to prosperity and self-sufficiency.

Get Involved

The Wardrobe thrives with community support. Learn how you can advance our mission as an individual or a group.

Get Services

Learn about our dressing services, how to schedule an appointment for clothes, or become a community partner.

Shop

Clothing sales from our resale store help fund our programs. Find great deals on designer items in person and online.

Meet Our Staff

The Wardrobe’s staff and leadership have received many awards recognizing our excellence in nonprofit management and service to the community.