Mission: The mission of the women's center is to prevent and end homelessness for women and their families in the community. The women's center of wake county, inc. Is a multi-services resource center that addresses the challenging issues of poverty and homelessness for single women and women with families. Through the provision of basic needs services, engagement with and assessment of clients, and housing placement and support services, the women's center provides the bridge between despair and hope for women and families. The major outcomes sought are to prevent and to end homelessness in partnership with individuals, agencies, and groups throughout the community.
Programs: The agency provides single women and women with children who are homeless or at risk of homelessness primarily from wake county with basic needs, supportive services and permanent affordable housing services. For the year ended june 30, 2015, women's center provided services to 389 single women and 149 households that included 148 adults and 294 children. Some clients are served multiple times during the year. In the year ending june 30, 2015, 10,492 episodes of service were delivered.
As a single parent, when I lost my housing it was devastating. The Women's Center worked tirelessly to locate and secure, safe, temporary shelter for myself and 3 children. With their assistance, we moved from the shelter into government housing. From there I was able to locate permanent housing. I continued attending college, and now have a Master's Degree in Psychology: Human Behavior. As a result of their help, I will begin volunteering with the organization in hopes of assisting other women in need of housing.