Programs at WWIN – Kathryn & Marisa
Our mission is to provide a better life for low income women through financial assistance for education and health care, a goal we have met since 1992! Over the past 18 years WWIN has provided health care and education grants to more than 4,800 women – empowering them to achieve physical and mental wellness and to create a brighter future. Each day we hear stories from women who are struggling and going through hard times; fortunately those stories of heartbreak and need are balanced by the heartfelt letters of thanks we receive like the one from Alisa – letters describing how they were able to overcome obstacles with WWIN’s help.
I would like to express my sincere thanks for the grant you awarded me. Your generosity began last fall with a grant for mental health services.
The ability to see my counselor (one that I chose) has been a life saver for me, and the ability to see her without financial impact has been quite a relief. The circumstances that compelled me to seek WWIN’s help are largely the same: The economy is still sluggish, and I am still job hunting. Despite this, seeing [my counselor] has been a real asset. She has served to consistently reassure and encourage me. She has also suggested strategies that have helped me sustain my family in these trying times. I remain very optimistic that soon the job will come.
I am very grateful for your gift. I cannot express how important it has been for me and my family. Your organization is providing a very necessary service to the Washington community.
With sincere thanks,
The Programs Office at WWIN had three grant openings in October where we heard from around 200 women. We have just started meeting grant recipients for the Physical/Dental/Vision/Hearing (PDVH) grant in the past couple of weeks. We are currently gearing up for the Education grant opening in mid-November as well as the recurring monthly grant openings for Counseling and Insurance Premiums. We feel privileged to be an integral part of meeting WWIN’s mission.