The WiNGS Center at Ebby’s Place is named in honor of Ebby Halliday whose life exemplified extraordinary integrity with a focus on empowering women. Ebby’s hard work and determination are an inspiration for all women.
“WiNGS goes above and beyond to help women get back on their feet. Its goals and our company’s mission of service align perfectly and we’re proud to support the WiNGS Center at Ebby’s Place.”
– Mary Frances Burleson, President and CEO, Ebby Halliday Realtors
“Dallas is the poorest rich city in the United States”
– Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings, 2014
The Promise Campaign is an $8 million campaign designed to combat the growing poverty crisis in our community. The focus is on those widely known to be disproportionately impacted by poverty, women and children.
The need for programs like ours continues to grow as poverty in Dallas escalates. In 2014, nearly 1 in 4 Dallas residents lived below the poverty line. And, our poverty rates outpaced population growth. From 2000 – 2014 the population in the City of Dallas grew 3%, while the number of persons living in poverty grew by 38%.
Funds support the renovation of the WiNGS Center at Ebby’s Place, a 20,000 square-foot state-of-the-art program delivery site. The Center houses three training rooms for financial education, workforce training and peer support. Four smaller coaching rooms allow for one-on-one financial coaching from a staff coach or volunteer. A computer lab is available for those needing to develop computer skills, search for jobs, get their GED or improve their English-language skills. Today there is no other facility of this kind in Dallas.
Funds also support program expansion, including creation of the Women’s Enterprise Center started in 2015. This program is designed to help women design, launch, and establish their business. Other program expansion includes work skills training, and a new integrated program delivery model aligned with national best practices to ensure personal financial success.
The WiNGS Center provides solutions, offering women a hand up – not a hand out. Simply said, our programs help women find a path to a better life. Join us today.