FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How do I get an appointment?
If you need a clothing appointment, check our list below to see if you are currently connected to one of our active referring partners. If not, and you are in need of additional services (example: if you are looking to get your high school diploma you may contact The Excel Center), please contact the appropriate referring partner listed below. If you are not or are unable to connect with one of the agencies below, please contact us directly at 312.940.3737 x101.
How do I get an appointment with a career coach?
For individual appointments with a career coach, please email Tiffany@indydfs.org.
How do I request a Success Coach Services?
Do you have to work in a corporate environment to participate in the Professional Women’s Group (PWG)?
No. The Professional Women’s group is open to all employed women, regardless of industry or job type.
I can’t commit to attending every class or workshop. Can I drop in for workshops and classes that interest me?
Yes. For the E.D.G.E. workshops and Professional Women’s Group (if currently employed), you can sign up to attend the session(s) that you feel are most beneficial to you. However, you must RSVP for the session you plan to attend.
Do you offer job placement?
No. The programs at Dress for Success Indianapolis prepare women to search for and secure employment. Periodically, we are provided job leads which we share with clients or on our social media pages.
What other services do you provide?
- Free Online Classes
- Individual appointments for resume review and interview prep
- Free Printing
- Library of community resources and job openings
- Career Readiness and Professional Development workshops
- Network with peers, community partners, and employers
When are donations accepted?
Donations are accepted Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 10:00 am-12:00 pm at the side door located in the parking lot south of the building or the garage door at the rear north side of the building.
Why are donation hours so limited?
Clients begin arriving at Dress for Success Indianapolis at 11:30am. Once clients are in the building, we focus our attention on providing them the resources and support they need for the course of their scheduled appointment. It is unfair to clients to stop their appointment to intake donations.
What if I can’t donate during the scheduled times?
Our generous partners, Classic Cleaners, accept donations for us. You can take your donations of blouses, tops, suits, and suiting separates to the Classic Cleaners location nearest you during their normal business hours. Please note: donations dropped at Classic Cleaners are not dry cleaned for us so they must still be clean and on hangers. Dress for Success Indianapolis does not clean or press donations.
Why do you request donations be clean and on hangers?
Dress for Success Indianapolis Suits for Success operates a ready-to-wear boutique. Many of our clients go to interviews the same day as their suiting appointment or the next day, and many of them do not have the resources to clean and iron the clothing received. Donations received that are clean, on hangers, and appropriate for an interview in today’s workplace are placed right on the boutique floor for clients. Clothing received folded and/or in trash bags will not be used for clients.
What kind of clothing are you looking for?
We need women’s professional suits and separates that are not more than 5 years old and appropriate for a job interview. If you would not wear it to a job interview or to work today, we will not suit a client in it.
Why don’t you take estate donations?
Dress for Success Indianapolis provides today’s working woman with appropriate attire for her job interview or her new workplace. If the pieces are not professional attire, in line with current styles from the last five years, the attire is not appropriate for our clients.
Do you pick up donations?
No, we do not.
Is there a program like Dress for Success that serves for men?
Success Wear – Address: 9101 Wesleyan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46268/Phone: (317) 338-8509
Fathers and Families – Address: 2835 N Illinois St, Indianapolis, IN 46208/Phone: (317) 921-5935 ext. 0