Mission: 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.
Geographic areas served: Metropolitan Atlanta
Programs: Interview preparation - assisting clients with resume preparation, interview tips, mock interviews and image makeovers. Served 1,251 women in 2014.
workforce readiness - assisting clients with improving their professional skills, computer & software skills, job search, financial literacy, problem solving and interpersonal tools for the workplace. Workshop series "steps to success. " served 51 women in 2014.
professional women's group - focuses on job retention for clients who have obtained jobs, workshops, networking, health and wellness. Served 75 women in 2014.
Like many smaller non-profits, DFS-A struggles to bring in the financial contributions that it needs to sustain its operations. Spreading the word about DFS-A is an important task that I am only happy to do. Once people know about DFS-A, they want to support it. Keeping it on the top of donor's radar is the hard part with all of the other worthy organizations that exist in the area.