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Career Gear is a non-profit organization that builds strong families and communities by empowering low-income men to overcome barriers and achieve self-sufficiency. We promote the economic independence of low-income men by providing financial literacy training, a network of support, professional attire, career development tools, job-readiness and essential life-skills training that help men enter the workforce, stay employed and become role models and mentors to their families and communities.

Career Gear provides professional clothing, mentoring and life-skills to help men in poverty become stronger contributors to their families and communities..

Career Gear Clothing Boutique

  • Career Gear has a large selection of sizes and colors
  • Clients pick out their business outfit with the help of a Direct Service Coordinator

Client Success Stories

I have been battling with the disease of Alcoholism for seven years, and have had great highs and lows. This last debauch left me at my worst, unemployed and with no place to go. The grasps of the imprisonment of Alcoholism is a feeling of impending doom and the most miserable feeling inside of utter failure. In this regards, my mental capacity was left in dismay with the only option to try one more time or to give up completely. The withdrawals and feelings of loneliness superseded any optimism still left in my foggy brain. I come from a great family and raised with a great moral fiber, but many of the things that cross the mind during the grasps of addiction are unfathomable. It is an internal battle, which side to feed and which end to create. It was with the help of Haven for Hope and Career Gear that gave me the key to unlock myself from a self-imposed prison. These are hundreds of people, men and women, that have unconditional love and care for people of indigence. They were able to show their provide me with every tool imaginable to recreate my life and help erect a beautiful solid foundation for the rest of my life. Career Gear and their resources helped to prove to me that there is still true philanthropy left in the world, and that their clients success is the number priority over anything. My aspirations for the future come alive with the help and guide of Career Gear, and I plan to give back to organizations like this in the future. I Strongly advise anyone with issues that may be a hindrance to your future to see what Career Gear offers. They were a pivotal part of my recovery and help me get back to a productive member of society.

Travis  | May 17, 2015

" I am a survivor of drug abuse which lead to be being homeless. I used to be a very troubled and lost individual. The part of my life where I had no coping skills on how to deal with the horrible deaths of four cousins only lead me to be lost, and turn to drugs. My addiction took me to place no human being should ever go.  I was very unsociable.  I didn’t care about family or friends. That lead me to a 10 year sentence in prison which I did 9 calendar years of my life. Unfortunately prison only made me worse. I became more mean and aggressive. I came home even more lost if life and still didn’t know how to cope with life, so I turned right back to drugs.   I was worse. I would go weekdays without food.  I was so tired and living my life like that.  I reached out for help and found Stacy from the Haven for Hope. Stacy took me to lifetime recovery where I was taught coping skills and I learned new thinking processes.  I learned about boundaries and the twelve step program.  I have become more aware of how to deal with the disease we call addiction.  I am more happy and relieved person. I am glad Dress for Success San Antonio has such a respectful staff who understand that life can be rough at times. They are a real blessing and I thank God for them."

Santos  | July 31, 2014

"Career Gear has been a blessing for me. Their patience and understanding has been extraordinary. They go out of their way to be accommodating." 

- Veteran at Career Gear Career Center | March 2015