How does the Clothing Voucher Program work?
Women seeking employment in the Monroe and surrounding areas may receive free clothing and accessories with a voucher.
- The referring agency can approve a woman for a total of 5 outfits.
- Qualified woman may receive 2 outfits for job interviews, and then
- 3 additional outfits to help them fit into their new position once they have been hired.
How does the referral system work?
A referring agency must verify that the woman is:
- at least 16 years of age.
- Is enrolled in a job search program and actively looking for employment or can verify they have just been hired.
- Is considered to be either At-Risk or 200% below Federal Income standards.
After receiving a voucher, simply bring the referral form, along with a state issued picture ID such as a driver’s license to My Sister’s Closet during regular store hours to redeem it.
Clients should allow at least 1-2 hours to be assisted with clothing choices, and appointments are encouraged, but they are not necessary.
When available, simple tailoring can be provided, but please allow several days in advance of your interview if needed.
Clothing vouchers are valid for as long as you need to redeem the total number of allowable outfits. If you did not have enough time or we did not have what you needed, you may come back as many times as necessary until you have completely filled your voucher.
Participating Agency Partners
- American Red Cross
- Amethyst House
- Area 10 Agency on Aging
- Binkley House Emergency Youth Shelter
- Bloomington Housing Authority
- Bloomington Parole Board
- Bloomington Township
- Catholic Charities
- Circles (SCCAP)
- Community Employment Options
- Community Kitchen
- Experience Works
- Family and Social Services Administration – FSSA
- Family Solutions
- Hannah House
- IVY Tech College
- Martha’s House
- Middle Way House
- Monroe County Division of Family Resources
- Monroe County United Ministries
- Mother Hubbard’s Cupboard
- New Hope Family Shelter
- New Leaf New Life
- Perry Township
- Planned Parenthood
- Salvation Army
- SCCAP – Head Start, Family Development
- Shalom Center
- Stepping Stones
- The Rise
- The Villages
- Veteran’s Administration
- Vocational Rehabilitation (FSSA)
- Volunteers in Medicine
- White River Central Labor Council
- Women, Infants and Children program (WIC)
- Work One
*Some organizations are departments within larger organizations that issue vouchers separately. Not all organizations are listed.