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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


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Women's Resource of Greater Houston is a visionary nonprofit striving to help young girls, women, and their families be financially smarter, healthier and empowered. TWR offers maximum leverage of anyone's investment because of their model of service - extensive use of volunteers to deliver financial education and coaching under the coordination and leadership of a lean and effective staff. TWR also offers a great community service by investing in important research on the topics of financial education, women's giving patterns and related issues. LISC is proud to partner with TWR on the first two Financial Opportunity Centers in Houston - collaborative efforts working to help families leave poverty and achieve financial empowerment through education and coordinated services. The Women's Resource IS a Great Nonprofit!


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am a Social Worker with a non-profit drop-out prevention program. Through a partnership- The Women's Resource of Greater Houston has provided a Program called Project Lead to provide financial literacy and leadership skills to our young women of high school age.


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I work for a non-profit to provide social/emotional services to at-risk youth in the high school setting. Every semester for the last three years, the Womens Resource has provided a skilled and well liked facilitator to conduct the Project LEAD group for girls on my campus. They love it! They meet weekly for 10 sessions of financial literacy and leadership skills. The sessions are interactive, educational and fun for the girls. Each semester is wrapped up with a panel presentation of alums who share their higher education and career experiences.