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Washington Women In Need

Rating: 4.43 stars   7 reviews 456

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Address:

2285 116th Ave NE, Suite 100 Bellevue -- 98004 USA

Mission:

to improve the lives of low income women in Washington by providing grants for education and health care

Geographic areas served:

State of Washington

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425 451 8838
http://wwin.org

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Reviews for Washington Women In Need

Rating: 1 stars  

Interesting that all the positive reviews for WWIN on here come from board members and volunteers, none from clients who have been helped by WWIN--or *attempted* to get help from them. I applied for a health care gap grant for a root canal from WWIN. Staff jerked me around for two months, even flat-out lying to me at times. I called a couple of times to ask questions about the application process, and I felt they just made up stuff to say to get me off the phone or to get me to go away. Apparently they just make up rules as they go along to justify their shady dealings with people. In the end, I got no help. Just a waste of my time and a two-month delay in treatment for an active tooth infection. If anyone else has had similar problems with them, please let me know. I'm trained as a paralegal and I will be taking legal action against them.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

None

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

No

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Badly

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2015

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

I have had the honor to be involved with WWIN since the early 1990's. The organization helps low-income women with education and healthcare needs. I am continually impressed with the effectiveness of the organization in helping the WWIN clients and their families improve their lives. These women are truly grateful for the support and have become productive members of their society. I plan to continue to be involved in the organization for as long as possible.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I am not a WWIN client, but do know women that have been served by a WWIN grant.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

This organization is very appreciative of volunteers. The staff are knowledgeable, friendly and committed to the cause. Changing the lives of women has the ripple effect of changing the lives of many, particularly their children and their descendants. Donating to WWIN means potentially affecting generations of families.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Meetings with the beneficiaries

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

I'd lived in Washington for over 25 years and never heard of WWIN, but once I did I found that its an amazing organization - very well run and responsible - and one that offers unique assistance to women in Washington for Education and Healthcare. Its rewarding to be able to help these appreciative women each week when I volunteer in the office.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I experience the results of WWIN each week when I volunteer with the Counseling grant and talk to women that are so thrilled to have found the program and to be eligible for the grants. Its great to see them excited about taking their next steps!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

I was first invited to a WWIN luncheon by a neighbor. The WWIN story and mission immediately touched my heart. The generosity of the founder Julia Pritt and her reasons for founding and continuing to support WWIN. And the many compelling stories of the clients and their families - how their lives have been changed.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've met clients personally,heard from them in letters and the WWIN Facebook page. And I've heard from their children about how changing their Mother's life changed the lives of the family. And the organization is well run - an important criteria for me.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

professional, motivated, passionate. The ED comes from a successful business career and it shows in the way the org is run.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

I've been volunteering with WWIN since 1998, and I now sit on the Board of Directors. WWIN is near and dear to my heart because of all the good it does in our community. The mission of the organization is so effectively carried out, and with such care and understanding. Allowing our clients to choose their own path towards a better life is so empowering. Whether choosing a doctor, counselor or educational track, our clients are making decisions for themselves instead of being told what to do and how to do it. Allowing them that freedom of choice shows a level of faith, confidence and respect that just isn't present with so many other social service agencies. WWIN is an organization like no other, and my affiliation with it is one of the things in my life of which I am the most proud.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I have seen the thank you letters that we receive from our clients, which often include details about the positive changes they have made because of the grants they have received, and I have volunteered alongside former clients who now volunteer.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with the staff. They are all so dedicated and such a loving group of people. I feel very at home there.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

address the needs of so many women who are struggling, and in turn improve their lives and the lives of their children and families which creates a stronger community overall.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-5-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Washington Women in Need (also known as WWIN) is a very special organization helping low income women in Washington State. Several things are very special about this organization. They make grants for health care and education, in amounts big enough to really change a woman's life. All the fundraising and admin costs are paid by sponsors so that ALL the money raised at their fundraising events goes for these grants! WWIN has helped OVER 7000 women in Washington State!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I'm not a recipient but have a good friend who was helped by WWIN about 10 years ago after she went through a divorce and needed help funding her education. This type of situation could happen to any one of us, no matter our income level.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

It really makes a difference in women's lives!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

very caring and professional. Treating everyone, clients, volunteers and donors carefully and with respect.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change communities throughout the state!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2000-5-01

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