What You'll Get
The Issue: High Rates of Poverty and Unemployment Among Women
Nearly 3,000 people experience homelessness on any given night in King County, according to findings from the 2013 One Night Count conducted by the Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness. Women are at a higher risk of experiencing poverty and homelessness due to a variety of factors. Between 25% and 50% of women fleeing domestic violence, for example, report difficulty finding housing. Further, high unemployment rates make the job market more competitive, and women who take time out of the workforce to raise children may face challenges due to a lack of recent experience and up-to-date skills.
The Campaign: Providing Career Development Workshop for Women
All donations to this Grassroots campaign will be used by the Jubilee Women's Center to provide a career development workshop for women staying at the center. Every $50 raised will cover the costs of one woman to attend the workshop, including expenses relating to teaching staff, class materials such as workbooks and other printed materials, and the use of computers at the Learning and Technology Center. For every $500 Grassroots raises, Jubilee Women's Center can cover costs for 10 women to attend a workshop. Classes cover topics such as writing resumes and cover letters, money management, job-searching tips, and technology training.
About Jubilee Women's Center
Jubilee Women’s Center aims to propel women out of crisis situations by providing the resources to help them achieve safe housing and financial stability. Jubilee's clients live in a long-term community housing program for an average of 14 months. During this time, they can interact with other women experiencing homelessness and work toward new goals in a supportive environment. Jubilee’s education center sponsors classes for more than 50 residents each year in a variety of technology- and skills-oriented subjects including credit repair, word-processing, and interview skills. These programs aim to help women find jobs or increase their incomes so that they can attain stable housing and become self-sufficient.
The Fine Print
100% of donations go directly to Jubilee Women's Center. Donations are automatically applied. See Grassroots FAQs that apply to this campaign. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.