Women Living Leadership: Give. Advocate. Volunteer. The mission of WiLL is to improve women and children’s lives by mobilizing the caring power of women. Program support has grown and the work is making a difference in the lives of women and children in our community.
Since the inaugural luncheon in the fall of 2006 the women of WiLL have
raised money for programs to support women and children in
United Way of Jackson County’s WiLL (Women Living Leadership) Program awarded fourteen grants for 2013 to the following groups:
Addictions Recovery Center, Ensuring Self-Reliance
Ballet Folklorico Ritmo Alegre
Children's Advocacy Center, Building Bridges
Chiron Center, CAC Resiliencyhttp://www.chironcenter.org/
Compass House, Education Center
Consumer Credit Cunseling Serives
Family Nurturing Center, Mom's Group: Connect and Support
Hope Equestrian Center, At Risk Girls Adopt a Rider www.hopeequestrian.com
Jackson County SART, SANE Training Project
Lotus Rising, Todos Son Bienvenido
WiLL Programs Spotlight
Sarah came to to Dunn House, fleeing her ex-partner who was stalking her. While at Dunn House she found a job but was concerned about finding housing with three cats and a past eviction. She was given the opportunity to rent a 5th wheel RV with the option to buy and she needed to locate a trailer park where she could place the 5th wheel.
Sarah was saving money to purchase the trailer and could make payments to the owner. She needed help to move into the trailer park. Through the WiLL grant, Dunn House Shelter was able to provide two months rent at the trailer park so Sarah could move in. That was in May. She continues to work, attend the support group at Dunn House, and keep her trailer with her three cats who mean everything to her.
Sarah feels safe for the
first time in a very long time and is thankful for the assistance she received.
It takes a community to help those in need take another step forward.
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