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Womens Resource of Greater Houston

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Causes: Children & Youth, Financial Counseling, Human Service Organizations, Human Services, Philanthropy, Private Independent Foundations, Youth Development Programs

Mission: The Women’s Resource of Greater Houston helps women and girls make choices towards becoming independent, productive and stable.

Results: The Women’s Resource is one of the leading providers of free financial education in the Houston area and is the only with a focus on educating low income women and girls.

Target demographics: Low income women and girls

Direct beneficiaries per year: 6920 class participants and 250 Project LEAD students.

Geographic areas served: 48 zip codes in Harris and Ft. Bend Counties

Programs: We fulfill our mission by offering YourLife Finance Classes that teach women, and families about banking, saving, budgeting, credit management, and investment planning. We also offer financial coaching through YourLife Possibility Groups to guide and support former class participants as they change their financial attitudes and behaviors. We believe these valuable life lessons are best learned young and RISE! was created to address this need as early as possible in a young woman’s life. RISE! (Your road to independence, success and empowerment), is the only program in Houston for high school girls that combines the life skills training necessary for leadership and professional success with the financial education that is critical for personal success.

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3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

The Women's Resource Center provides my adult students with invaluable and lifelong financial education knowledge and skills. FDICMoney Smart courses such as Bank On It, Check It Out, Money Matters, Borrowing Basics, Pay Yourself First, To Your Credit, Charge It Right and Financial Recovery provide pre tests, concepts, practical applications, and post tests. The presenters are punctual, knowledgeable, and eager to educate, equip, and empower.The curriculum is very organized and client - focused. My students look forward to each course. The Women's Resource Center's staff, volunteers,and courses are amazing!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Women's Resource Center is great! They have been providing financial literacy and girl empowerment groups in my high school for the past three years. The facilitator (Fay) does a fabulous job and the girls learn some great tools such as budgeting, importance of saving, etc. I love that they bring in successful business women to speak to the girls about their journey and current business. The guest speakers are always a favorite of the girls.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The organization has been conducting financial classes in the Harris County Jail for female inmates who are incarcerated for 6 months or more. They have been very instrumentsl in educating these women for financial success and dealing with financial problems once released from incarceration. They have been extremely timely in the preparation of their materials and their volunteers are extremely dedicated to the service. The inmates are grateful to have the information about loans, cleaning up bad credit, etc. We count ourselves very lucky that this organization is willing to come into a place where most of these people have been forgotten and give the hope of a future.