Bottomless Closet

Since 1999 Bottomless Closet has offered an innovative approach to workforce preparation for disadvantaged New York City women in transition from unemployment and public assistance to work. Comprehensive services include the selection of high quality interview attire, 1:1 resume review/preparation and interview coaching as well as a broad workshop curriculum that promotes professional development, financial management and personal enrichment. Services offered through a personalized/one-on-one approach, help eradicate many of the barriers New York City women face in their search for employment. Bottomless Closet prides itself on providing an environment that fosters the respect, encouragement and professional guidance every woman deserves. Every day, we see dramatic transformations in our client’s appearance and self-confidence. Bottomless Closet is the catalyst for women to effectively prepare for job interviews and enter the workforce. Nearly 100% of clients identify Bottomless Closet as a fundamental factor to their success; 96% of participants in Professional Development workshops stated that Bottomless Closet workshops help them to keep/advance in their jobs; nearly 40% of women are hired following their initial visit to Bottomless Closet. To date, the organization has worked with over 27,500 women. Nonetheless there are nearly 700,000 women in New York City who are living in poverty – that’s more than 15% of the women in New York City. In order to fulfill our mission and make a significant impact on the lives of New York City women we must to do more. By 2020 Bottomless Closet’s goal is to double the number of women served to 50,000 New York women. Our hope is to enable and empower our clients so they may secure and maintain employment, overcome the challenges of poverty and build self-sufficiency for themselves and their families.