Who we are

Groomed to Go Inc., trading as Dress for Success South East Melbourne and Smart Blokes, is a registered not-for-profit organisation that offers a dressing and support service for clients who need to rebuild their self-confidence and self-esteem as they seek work.

Groomed to Go Inc. relies on fundraising events, community support, personal and corporate donations, and grants. We are endorsed by the ATO as a deductible gift recipient charity. Our services are provided free to clients though Job Active Providers may be charged a fee for service for referred clients.

To give the gift of a new beginning to someone in need or to make a monthly contribution to help them succeed:

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What we do

We provide a range of career and development tools to help women and men build their skills, confidence and employability. Our goal is to inspire people to achieve economic independence by providing services to help them thrive in work and life.

Clients are dressed in a smart outfit for an interview or work. One-on-one coaching and advice on interview skill techniques is available, in addition to pre-employment workshops and post-employment mentoring to help build personal and work-related skills.

We also offer a Pack n Send program for people in regional area who cannot access our premises. Please download a Pack n Send Outreach Client Form here.

New programs

In 2018 we received a grant from the Victorian Government to extend existing service through Dress for Success South East Melbourne to three new unique programs:

  • deliver a specialised service to transgender women via our Be Who You Are program;
  • deliver a digital literacy program for women and men to provide the necessary skills to get them back into the workforce;
  • dress and provide support for men.

To function and survive

To function and survive we rely on the massive support of all our dedicated volunteers and sponsors. But with these new programs, we need many more volunteers and much more financial help. Please look at our Volunteer page to see all our job opportunitites. 

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