The YWCA's Transitional Living Center for Homeless Women Veterans and their Children
As a result, female veterans face a higher unemployment rate than male veterans, are 2 times as likely to become homeless than male veterans, and comprise 7% of the nation’s homeless veteran population. Moreover, the fastest growing segment of the homeless veteran population is women with children. For many, having a safe, gender-specific facility where their children can also live is essential to their successful transition into permanent housing.
At Henderson House, the YWCA provides intensive one-on-one case management to foster educational development, computer literacy, job training, financial management, parenting and childcare classes, holistic healthcare, and stress management for our residents. Local philanthropists Don and Connie McLeod, donated a single story 5-bedroom/3-bathroom house with approximately 3,200 square feet to us for use as a transitional living facility. We then applied for, and received, a capital grant from the Federal Department of Veteran's Affairs to cover the costs of construction and renovation so that the house could meet the Life Safety Code and be ADA compliant. The program can house a maximum of 10 women veteran residents, and some of these women will have children.
HOW YOU CAN HELP!
The project needs significant amounts of ongoing support!
You can help us help those women and moms who served our country!
Checks can be made payable to the YWCA Middle Rio Grande, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and mailed to our office at 210 Truman St. NE, Ste. A, Albuquerque, NM 87108. You can also contribute with a credit card securely online - just click here. If you are interested in hosting a fundraiser for Henderson House, please contact Amy Whitfield at firstname.lastname@example.org or 505-254-9922 x 109.
29th Annual Women on the Move Awards
April 9, 2015
6pm - 9pm
YWCA New Mexico210 Truman Street NE, Suite AAlbuquerque, NM 87108-1333
Phone: 505-254-9922Fax: 505-254-9953