Causes: Human Services
Mission: The mission of Dress for Success Wichita is to promote the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and the career development tools to help women thrive in work and in life.
Programs: Referral programs were established with other not-for-profit and governmental organizations. Approximately 20 clients per week are served. Service to clients included providing appropriate business clothing, as well as, ongoing support. Ongoing support provided by monthly professional women's group meetings (pwg meetings). The pwg meetings provide clients with dinner, a speaker and the opportunity to "shop" (at no cost) for additional clothing. Speakers volunteer from the community to speak on a range of topics; for example, creating resumes, interviewing, dealing with issues in the workplace, and an annual career fair. The number of clients who attend monthly pwg meeting averages between 40-60. Expenses are reported on the cash basis. However, the program expenses do include the value of contributed clothing and other goods which have been provided to clients.