The WWIN Story
To improve the lives of low income women in Washington through financial assistance for health care and education.
This mission drives every aspect of Washington Women In Need (WWIN). We strive to improve the quality of women’s lives by supporting their educational goals; we improve the quality of their lives by helping them maintain or improve their physical and mental health. We empower them to improve the quality of their lives by treating them with dignity and respect in all their encounters with staff, volunteers, and Board members.
We believe that by improving the lives of low income women, we improve the lives of their families and the strength of our communities.
When WWIN was founded in 1992, the founding Board members determined that the areas in which there was the most need and the least existing support for low income women included:
* Education at accredited institutions in Washington
* Mental Health Counseling with licensed mental health professionals
* Health Care Insurance Premiums for current health coverage
* Physical, Dental, Vision, and Hearing exams and treatment
Since that time, WWIN has provided financial assistance to over 5,000 low income women. This life-changing support is made possible through the vision and generosity of our founder, Julia Pritt, and the donations of individuals, businesses, corporations, foundations, and other service organizations.
WWIN receives no federal or state government funding for its programs. It charges no fee for services. Grants are made possible through generous contributions from our supporters.