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Interested in Supporting Other Women in our Community?

February 12th, 2018

I am passionate about supporting women. There are a lot of organizations in Gainesville-Hall County that do just that. Some organizations focus on adult women, girls, women & children etc. So, I have a list of organization that I know of here in Gainesville-Hall County that would love your support if you are also passionate about supporting other women in our community. (Click on the logo to go their webpage).

 

The Junior League of Gainesville-Hall County is a wonderful organization that not only supports women and children in our community; but also commits themselves to developing the women that are part of the membership. This organization is “committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving our community through effective action and the leadership of trained volunteers.” I was an active member in this organization and am now a sustainer member. This organization helps young women grow and helps them live their life to their full potential. They have some impactful programs you can check out on their website. Click on the logo!

 

So, the Girls Scouts have the best cookies and no one can deny that! But, why do they sell cookies? It’s not just to raise money but “being involved in the cookie selling program allows these girls essential life skills, goal setting, decision making, money management” and more. The Girl Scouts are “the preeminent leadership development organization for girls and offers every girl a chance to practice a lifetime of leadership, adventure and success.” The mission of the Girl Scouts is to build girls of courage, confidence and character, who make the world a better place.

 

Most people know WomenSource for the fabulous fundraiser they host every year called Power of the Purse. This is one in many ways WomenSource supports women in the community. WomenSource provides educational programming to empower women. In 2018 the programming is doubling and expanding. WomenSource reaches women of all ages from middle school, high school, college to adulthood empowering women through the education of health, leadership, finances, relationships and many more.

 

Gateway Domestic Violence Center was started in 1982 by a group of community leaders. This organization’s commitment is “to make a positive impact on the fight against domestic violence in Hall County.” Their mission statement is through crisis intervention, comprehensive support services and community collaboration, Gateway Domestic Violence Center helps create an environment for safe, healthy, self-sufficient growth and violence prevention. If you are interested in learning more on how to support these women, please click on the logo for the website.

 

My Sister’s Place is a homeless shelter for single women and women with children. “It was first opened in 2000 with two goals in mind: Provide a haven for a fresh start and shower all who entered with God’s love.” This organization “provides a home, transportation assistance, nutritious meals and other necessities to the single women and mothers with children they serve. My Sister’s Place also provides life skills workshops, case management, counseling and tools to help them be in a better position when they leave.”

 

Brenau University women’s college is a great way to learn and get involved in the educational side of supporting women. They have several donor and volunteer opportunities. According to Brenau’s website they said that “studies show that those who attend a women’s college are more likely to receive doctoral degrees, enter medical school, earn higher salaries, develop stronger leadership skills, and have a higher self-esteem as compared to female graduates of coeducational colleges.”

 

 

This is an organization that is much needed in our community as Atlanta is one of top sex-trafficking cities in our country. This organization is a “long-term recovery program specifically designed for sexually exploited and trafficked women and their children on a working sustainable farm.” “The farm serves as the context of emotional and spiritual healing as well as a place for development of life-skills.” Please click on the logo to learn more about this great organization.

 

Choices Pregnancy Care Center started in 1987 to help women “facing a crisis pregnancy.” Choices is about helping the pregnant woman who seek their help explore the right choices for her and her pregnancy. They provide several free-of-charge services for women going through a pregnancy.

 

By writing this newsletter and reading about each of these organizations I learned a lot about not only how to support women in our community, but also about community concerns and ways non-profit organizations are handling issues some women are facing. There are a number of community members that positively impact these organizations daily. If you are involved in any of these organizations as a volunteer, donor or staff member I would like to say thank you for your dedication and commitment. We are truly blessed to live in a caring and giving community. ­

 

Thank you for reading,

Christina Jones

CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™

Financial Planner

Partner, Windsor Wealth

 

 

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