Empower Women. Fight Poverty. Impact Generations.
Women are disproportionately affected by the growth of poverty in Dallas. In the Dallas metro area, 30% of households are female-headed yet they represent 53% of households living in poverty. 35%, or 115,000, of Dallas children live in poverty, compared to 21% in the United States. More than 90% of children in the Dallas Independent School District qualify for free and reduced lunch. Children and families are struggling every day, often making unthinkable choices between putting food on the table, paying rent, or visiting a doctor.
WiNGS addresses social and economic challenges to move families from poverty to financial stability, career readiness, small business development and successful parenting.
There is no “one size fits all” solution for helping women and families in poverty. WiNGS provides individualized solutions for change through one-on-one financial coaching, peer-learning groups, and nurse-family home visits.
Programs are designed and delivered with a long-term focus. We are not a one-touch organization; programs are developed to provide depth of services for as long as the woman needs to make her life better. We utilized data to make data-driven decisions on program design, effectiveness and women’s progress toward their personal goals.
Many services are provided at our WiNGS Center at Ebby’s Place, a 20,000 square-foot facility complete with training rooms, coaching rooms for one-on-one mentoring, a computer lab, and child watch area. The Center is easily accessible via bus and rail access. It is designed to be a welcoming place for women committed to creating new opportunities for herself and her family.