We are Working Wardrobes

Founded by Jerri Rosen in 1990, we are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit with a mission to help people overcome barriers to gainful employment. Through our Rebuilding Careers program, clients gain access to a wide range of career readiness services, all completely individualized and delivered with the utmost dignity and respect.

Whatever barriers you face, we are here to help

We offer a comprehensive and effective range of career readiness services at no cost to our clients. No matter what stands between you and gainful employment, our Rebuilding Careers program will help you achieve The Power of a Paycheck™.

Career Navigation

Work 1:1 with a Career Navigator to create an Individualized Employment Plan and set achievable goals.

Career Readiness

Update your resume, refresh your interviewing skills, and identify possible career paths with the help of a qualified Career Coach.

Career Development

Gain access to our library of online and in-person trainings, workshops, certification programs, and linkages to other supportive services.

Professional Wardrobing

Find your perfect “Success Suit” with the help of our personal stylists and prepare to interview with confidence.

Our Impact

Named one of the “Best Charitable Organizations” in Orange County, Working Wardrobes transforms thousands of lives each year through our award-winning career readiness services.


Clients served since 1990


Volunteers each year


Partner programs & service providers


Garments donated each year

2023 Annual Report

Since our launch in 1990, we have helped over 125,000 individuals in overcoming barriers to gainful employment. Watch/read the full report to learn more about what YOU helped us accomplish. Together, we’re rebuilding careers and rebuilding lives.

Give our Clients a Hand Up

Your support enables jobseekers to experience the dignity of work and achieve financial sustainability for themselves and their families.

  • Donate Money
  • Donate Clothing
  • Donate Time

Shop for a Cause

100% of retail profits fund our career readiness services. Every purchase you make at The Hanger Retail Stores helps people overcome barriers to gainful employment.

  • Shop The Hanger Boutiques
  • Shop The Hanger Outlets
  • Shop Inspired Attire

Contribute to a Thriving Workforce

Your company can give back to the community and invest in a more diverse, innovative, and effective Southern California workforce

Client Testimonials

The Latest from Working Wardrobes

Episode 36: Leadership Tomorrow

Community leaders Anne Olin from Charitable Ventures, Claudia Keller from Second Harvest Food Bank, Brateil Aghasi from Wise Place, and Bonni Pomush from Working Wardrobes sat down to share their respective organizations and important issues within Orange County (primarily Irvine, Newport Beach, Tustin, and Costa Mesa) so that they can contribute more fully to the community at large.

February 28th, 2024|

February 2024 Highlights: Celebrating Unforgettable Moments

February has been a month brimming with empowerment, inspiration, and heartfelt connections, as various events united individuals in making a meaningful difference and rejoicing in community spirit. Join us as we reflect on the standout moments that have made this February truly remarkable.  Empowering Confidence Through Fashion 

February 22nd, 2024|
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