Economic Empowerment Center

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Economic Empowerment Center

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

2017 Economic Empowerment Center Statistics

  • 100 New Jobs Secured by Women
  • 1,336 Client Hours Used in the Empowerment Center
  • 134 Households Served by Empowerment Center
  • $9,360 provided in transportation assistance

 

Give a Gal a Lift

The YWCA Economic Empowerment Center helped 100 women find jobs in 2017.  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 for Women 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: msimpson@ywcarockco.com

Chalae Tucker: ctucker@ywcarockco.com
Yolanda Saffold: ysaffold@ywcarockco.com