BENEFITING: Arizona Ywca Metropolitan Phoenix
Bridget Costello wrote -Imagine you are a single mom with three children, no college degree and working paycheck to paycheck, yet trying to provide a good life for your children? Unfortunately, this is the reality for over 36 % of households in Arizona. Research shows that adults and children who are financially disadvantaged and living in single-parent households are at a higher risk for adverse health effects, such as emotional and behavioral problems, compared to their peers. It is crucial to provide financially disadvantaged women and youth with the tools to create a secure future. At the YWCA we do that changing lives one person at a time! For over 106 years the YWCA is proud of our long history of service and collaboration with the Phoenix Metropolitan area and across the country as a part of the YWCA USA. The YWCA Metropolitan Phoenix has developed partnerships with more than 125 organizations and continues to work with community groups, governments, schools, individuals and businesses providing Own It financial education classes to their clients free of charge. During the past twelve months, we provided Own It for more than 42 community partners and this past year over 500 women and youth participated in the Own It financial education program. This unique financial education program instills confidence, and provides the tools and strategies needed to empower individuals to more efficiently manage their income and to literally set them on a path to financial freedom. Please helps us to change the lives and futures of financially disadvantaged women, youth and their families. Support the YWCA Financial Freedom for Women Fundraiser!