Founded in 1990

Working Wardrobes has changed the lives of nearly 100,000 men, women, veterans, and young adults overcoming difficult challenges – alcohol and substance abuse, domestic violence, incarceration, homelessness, catastrophic illness, and traumatic financial loss and transitioning from military service to the civilian workforce.  Our clients are referred to us from more than 60 programs throughout Southern California. 

Our Values

  • Providing workforce readiness services in an atmosphere of dignity that enhances the lives of our clients.

  • Achieving sustainability for our clients and our organization – with integrity.

  • Celebrating the successes of our clients, collaborative partners, donors and volunteers.

  • Partnering with corporations, educational programs, community agencies and civic partners.

  • Engaging the power of volunteerism.

Inside Working Wardrobes



CEO / Founder

In 1990 Jerri Rosen, then President of J.L. Rosen & Company, and five friends found themselves disturbed by the growing statistics of domestic violence. The group set out on a mission to help. With the intention of hosting a onetime only event, they held the first ever “Day of Self-EsteemTM,” which served 67 women from six shelters. The event became the launching pad for Working Wardrobes. In 1995 the organization received official nonprofit status and in 2000 Jerri was hired on as the Executive Director. Today, Jerri is the CEO and Founder of Working Wardrobes, a nonprofit organization that helps 5,000 men, women, veterans and young adults in crises re-enter the workforce each year.

For her ongoing dedication to the community, Jerri has been recognized by civic leaders, government and organizations at the national, state and community levels. As the host of the award-winning cable TV show about Working Wardrobes, Jerri continues to leverage her expertise in advertising, sales and marketing, and public relations. She is an effective and entertaining presenter and she speaks with many corporate and community groups in her ongoing effort to bring additional awareness of the Working Wardrobes mission to even more people.


At Working Wardrobes, we do everything in our power to help men, women, young adults and veterans overcome difficult challenges, so they can achieve the dignity of work. Our clients are workforce ready by participating in career training, job placement assistance and professional wardrobe services in an environment of dignity and respect

The Voices of Working Wardrobes