Providing professional clothing, a network of support, and career development tools to empower women to succeed.
Dress for Success Nashville is the local affiliate of the beloved, worldwide organization that helps women thrive in work and life. Dress for Success transitions women to self-sufficiency by providing professional clothing, a network of support, and career development tools. A suite of services supports their professional lives, so clients find and keep their jobs, build thriving careers, and prosper in the workplace. Dress for Success equips women with more than just the clothes they need to find a job. It gives them confidence to succeed.
Our suiting program provides clients with one professional suit and accessories to prepare her for a job interview. After she secures employment, the client is invited back for an employment suiting which will provide her with additional professional clothing to mix-and-match for a week’s worth of outfits. Potential Dress for Success Nashville clients MUST be working with an approved referral partner. Current referral partners include:
Catholic Charities of Tennessee, Inc
Centerstone Career Connect
Family & Children’s Services
Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee
Gra-Mar Middle Prep
Jean Crowe Advocacy Center
Martha O’Bryan Center
MAXIMUS Tennessee Works
Metro Social Services
Metropolitan Action Commission
Nashville Rescue Mission
National Council on Aging
New Beginnings Center
Operation Stand Down
Progressive Directions, Inc.
Rest Stop Ministries
South Nashville Family Resource Center
State of Tennessee Department of Children’s Services
Tennessee Prison Outreach Ministry
TN Zero Family Resources
Urban Housing Solutions
Urban League of Middle Tennessee
YWCA Family Literacy Center
YWCA Weaver Domestic Violence Center
J'lene, Dress for Success Client via Wounded Warrior Project
How You Can Help
We welcome donations of new or gently used women’s clothing, shoes, and accessories. Donated clothing must be in current styles – something a modern woman would wear to work. All clothing donations should be unaltered, freshly cleaned and brought in on hangers. We are unable to accept clothing with stains or in need of repair, or clothing in bags or boxes. Please check our donation wish list for items we are currently accepting.
IMPORTANT: Thanks to a generous community of individual donors, we have reached full capacity with our current inventory and have temporarily suspended DFS donation collection. In August we’ll resume operating our clothing donation drop-off program on the first & third Tuesdays of the month. We’ll be accepting fall & winter women’s career wear at that time (no spring & summer clothing). Clothing donation drop-offs will not be accepted without an appointment. Please call 615-269-9922 to schedule your appointment.
Every dollar helps.
With your support, we will continue helping hundreds of women re-enter the workforce each year with the confidence they need to succeed. A donation of $250 will cover the full cost of an interview suiting for one of our clients. Donate now.
Interested in volunteering?
Contact Allison Adams via email or phone at 615-983-5144.
Want additional information on Dress for Success Nashville?
Call (615) 983-5153 or email firstname.lastname@example.org