Economic Empowerment Center

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Economic Empowerment Center

  • Skill Training
  • Resume writing
  • Mock Interviews
  • Job Search
  • Computer Access
  • Transportation Assistance

2018 Economic Empowerment Center Statistics

  • 104 New Jobs Secured
  • 560 Client Hours Used in the Empowerment Center
  • $9,720 provided in transportation assistance


Give a Gal a Lift

The YWCA Economic Empowerment Center helped 104 people find jobs in 2018.  For women in poverty, finding a job is not the only hurdle—there are many barriers that make it almost impossible to keep their job.  One of those barriers is transportation.  The YWCA made a commitment to lower this barrier.  If a woman is employed, and she earns below the poverty level she can come to the YWCA and get one $20 gas card per month.  She must show her current pay stub, which is compared to the poverty level (for example, $19,000 for a mother and two children).  Nationally women in poverty have a 63% chance of retaining their employment, and we know these gas cards work because we exceed 65% retention.

Donate to Give a Gal a Lift Program

Economic Empowerment Center is open to community members; you do not need to be enrolled in the Transitions Program.

Do you need transportation assistance? The YWCA Rock County offers bus tokens or $25 gas-only cards each month, for those who qualify, to travel to and from work. Check out the income guidelines below.

Economic Empowerment Center

318 Dodge Street #6
Janesville, WI 53548
Phone:608-752-5445 ext.246

Hours: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Who to Contact:

Marissa Simpson:

Chalae Tucker: