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WOMEN’S WAY Grants Women Against Abuse $15,000 to Enact Long-Term Solutions to End Domestic Violence

WOMEN’S WAY AWARDS $110,000.00 IN GRANTS TO 11 LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS EMPOWERING WOMEN & GIRLS

PHILADELPHIA, PA—Twice per year, WOMEN’S WAY invests in programming that meets the immediate, ongoing and long term needs of women and girls in our region. Through its recent cycle of the Community Women’s Fund, WOMEN’S WAY proudly advanced its mission by distributing $110,000 in grants to support initiatives of 11 local organizations.

“We are proud to distribute these funds to organizations that are creating a safer and more equitable environment and future for women and girls” said Wendy Voet, Executive Director of WOMEN’S WAY. “Through the collective impact of individual donations to WOMEN’S WAY, we can support innovation and immediately respond to community needs and while allowing us to support a variety of programs serving women and girls which helps move the needle on women’s rights.”

The 11 organizations were selected by a dedicated, all-volunteer Grant Review Committee that selects grant recipients based on financial stability and the potential impact within their communities in areas of safety, leadership, access to health care or increasing self-sufficiency for vulnerable women and girls. Each year, WOMEN’S WAY convenes nonprofit organizations that work with women and girls, through its Women’s Issues Summit, to determine the funding priorities of Community Women’s Fund. The Women’s Issues Summit helps inform WOMEN’S WAY’s grant application requirements and review process criteria in order to ensure that selected grantees address the specific unmet needs of the Philadelphia area community.

Over the past 12 months, WOMEN’S WAY has distributed $450,000 to 39 impactful organizations working to improve the lives of women and girls in the Philadelphia region.

Since its establishment in 2006, the Community Women’s Fund has provided $1.7 million in grants for innovative projects and general operating support in the areas of healthcare, self-sufficiency, violence mitigation, and girls leadership with a focus on vulnerable populations such as low-income, immigrant, incarcerated, elderly and LGBTQ females . The recently awarded grants represent a vibrant blend of initiatives and services.

Girls Leadership:

  • Camp Sojourner (Philadelphia, PA) - $10,000 one year general operating grant to support its year-round girls’ leadership programming.
  • Youth Service Inc (Philadelphia, PA) - $10,000 project grant for its ‘Teen Success’ program, weekly education sessions for teenage mothers.

Self-Sufficiency:

  • Career Wardrobe (Philadelphia, PA) - $10,000 one year project grant for its Spanish language services project.
  • Friends of Farmworkers (Philadelphia, PA) - $10,000 one year grant for its ‘Voces de Trabajadoras’ project focused on informal chats to female immigrant farmworkers to learn about sexual harassment.
  • Gearing Up (Philadelphia, PA) - $10,000 one year grant to support improvement of the management and impact evaluation of its four current community programs focused on increasing self-sufficiency for women in transition.
  • Women’s Resource Center (Chester County, PA) - $5,000 project grant to expand its Legal Consultation Program to include outreach and services to women veterans.

Violence Prevention:

  • HIAS PA (Chester County, PA) - $10,000 one year project grant supporting its immigration and support services for isolated victims of interpersonal violence in Chester County, PA.
  • Lutheran Settlement House (Philadelphia, PA) - $10,000 project grant for its CARD (Counselors Aiding Recovery from Domestic Violence) program, a weekly support group for incarcerated women who are survivors of domestic violence.
  • Women Against Abuse (Philadelphia, PA) - $15,000 project grant to help establish a coordinated community response to domestic violence among health, human service and law enforcement systems of Philadelphia.

Health Care:

  • Planned Parenthood of Southern New Jersey (Camden County, NJ) - $10,000 general operating grant to support health care services for women who are below the federal poverty line.
  • Women’s Therapy Center (Philadelphia, PA) - $10,000 general operating grant to provide high-quality, affordable psychotherapy services to low-income women.

Since 1977, WOMEN'S WAY has been a Powerful Voice for Women by raising funds and public awareness to advance safety, equity and justice for women and girls. More information on WOMEN’S WAY and its grant programming is available online at http://www.womensway.org/grantmaking or by calling 215-985-0333.

Media Contact

Jennifer Leith
(215) 985-0333 x227

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