Meet Jessica Goodall


It all started when…

Jessica completed her MSW degree at Florida Gulf Coast University in 2016; she obtained her undergraduate degree in Sociology from Framingham State College in Massachusetts in 2002. Jessica was raised in Massachusetts, and resided there until the age of 22. Prior to beginning graduate school in SWFL, Jessica worked in the child welfare system in Naples, FL for 11 years.

Jessica founded Eva's Closet & Foundation in 2016. Jessica developed a passion for social work at a young age, as her great aunt introduced her to the field during childhood, as her aunt was the founder of a shelter for abused women in Worcester, Massachusetts. Jessica's family resides in SWFL; her family is continuously supportive of her social work efforts.

Jessica was awarded the Alumna of Distinction Award from Florida Gulf Coast University; ECF was recognized for the agency's local social service impact during the 2018 Social Work Recognition Ceremony at FGCU. Jessica was a recipient of the Naples Herald 40 under 40 awards in 2017. The Cape Coral Community Foundation recognized ECF in 2017 for nomination of Top 3 Rising Non-Profit Organizations agencies in SWFL.