Women United

WHO WE ARE

As an integral part of United Way of Lewis County, Women United is a vibrant group of women who bring passion, expertise and empowerment to improve the community we call home. We are bound together by the belief in each other, to United Way’s mission and to Lewis County.

WHAT WE DO

Together, we leverage our time, talent and resources to build stronger families in Lewis County. United Way of Lewis County's WOMEN UNITED is committed to positively impacting the lives of women and children living in poverty in Lewis County by encouraging self-sufficiency and empowerment.

WHY ENGAGE WITH WOMEN UNITED?

  • Be a part of a group of like-minded women who are passionate about positively impacting with lives of women and children living in poverty in Lewis County.

  • Volunteer with United Way and other community programs that empower and support women and children.

  • Learn more about critical issues impacting our community.

  • Collaborate, connect, and gain support from other women leaders in Lewis County.


career closet

 

Women United, in partnership with the Visiting Nurses Foundation, launched a new program recently - the Career Closet. The Career Closet allows participants to select up to five items of professional business attire, in preparation for a job interview or first few weeks of work.

How does the Career Closet work?

Women working to lift themselves out of poverty often struggle over a variety of hurdles. Even something as simple as a job interview can be difficult if one lacks the appropriate attire to make a positive first impression. The Career Closet eliminates this hurdle, empowering women to attain financial independence in a new career by providing work-appropriate attire and resources.

How do people get help through the program?

The Career Closet is here to help people land that new job. To receive a voucher to utilize the program, please visit one of our community partners. These organizations can provide tools and resources, as well as a required program referral.

  • Cascade Community Healthcareworking
  • Reliable Enterprises
  • Express Employment
  • Hope Alliance
  • WorkSource Lewis County
  • Housing Resource Center
  • United Way of Lewis County

How can you help?

Please consider donating new or gently used business attire. Donations can be dropped off at any Visiting Nurses location during regular business hours. You can also help by spreading the word about this important program.

Business partners are also needed to display information about the Women United Career Closet and facilitate donations. For more information on becoming a business partner, please contact Angela French at development@lewiscountyuw.com.

 


Financial Mentorship Initiative     

Women United's Financial Mentorship Initiative

Women United is committed to positively impacting the lives of women and children by encouraging self-sufficiency and empowerment. Our new Financial Mentorship Initiative brings bankers with financial expertise, directly to the people who need it the most through nonprofit and community-based partnerships.

By pairing bankers with financial acumen with community members who desire financial guidance, the opportunity to share information about how to engage in the banking system safely and successfully is enhanced. This moves people away from alternative services that are often predatory, such as payday loans, rent-to-own agreements, refund anticipation loans, pawn shops and non-bank money order and check cashing.

The Financial Mentorship Initiative is a 4-to-8 week program designed to meet clients individually at the level of financial guidance needed. The goal is for individuals to successfully move through the program with strategies and tools necessary to attain financial freedom.

  • To enroll in the Financial Mentorship Initiative, please CLICK HERE to download an application and return it to United Way of Lewis County. 

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Financial Mentorship Initiative flyer


THANK YOU to our Founding Sponsors!

 


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For more information, visit the official WOMEN UNITED website at www.womenunitedlc.com.

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