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.
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.
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'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 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 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.
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!