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Young Women's Christian Assn. of El Paso Texas YWCA
November 30, 2010

The YWCA's Transitional Living Center (TLC) served 226 participants the past fiscal year that just ended, and currently we are helping 141 homeless women and children regain their dignity and work toward a secure income and permanent housing. By setting personal goals regarding self-sufficiency, education, employment and housing, participants are escaping homelessness and building new lives. Children’s programs were given a tremendous boost this past year with literacy programming, health and wellness programs, tutoring, and more. The women at the TLC were able to “jump start” their earning potential by having ESL (English Second Language) and GED (high school equivalency) preparation on site. Some were able to attend/complete college. With homelessness reaching a critical point in our region for families, the YWCA TLC plays a major role in assuring solutions are in place for homeless women with or without children. The YWCA TLC is the largest regional transitional living situation for homeless women and children.

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and through my involvement on the YWCA Board of Directors as well as being able to see it's impact in our El Paso community. Have had a personal relationship with successful past program participants who have come back to serve the Center and paid it forward.

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Extend our outreach.

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Board Member & I serve on Board for the YWCA Paso Del Norte Region.