OUR PARTNERS ARE SO IMPORTANT.
WE COULD NOT ACCOMPLISH OUR MISSION WITHOUT THEIR SUPPORT AND ENCOURAGEMENT.
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With your help, we can work together to empower and embrace women in need toward self-sufficiency
through education and training and elevate their lives to break the cycle of poverty and transform their futures.
We ask four things of you as you apply to become a mentor:
You read all the materials sent to you about WWAC
You send WWAC a letter of recommendation from a friend/employee
You write a short essay on why you would like to be a mentor
You agree to a background check
Meet with your mentee in person once a month
Touch base via email, text, or phone call once a week
Encourage your mentee and hold them accountable
Actively listen to your mentee
Report back to Women With A Cause if there are any issues that arise.
After we have met with you and have discussed our mentoring program we will assign you a mentee. We ask for a commitment of at least a year.
Occasionally WWAC will have a mentor event. This will be an opportunity to meet with other mentors to discuss your experiences and to ask questions.
Becoming a Mentor
If you would like to be a mentor, fill out the form below and one of our staff members will get back to you.
Where WWAC is headed
In Spring 2019, Women With A Cause plans to launch a new program which will focus on rural Colorado communities. The Paraprofessional To Licensure program will enable single mothers and single women Veterans to attend college while working in the Alamosa schools as paraprofessionals (Women who are trained to assist professionals but do not themselves have professional licensure).
Women will take in-seat classes in the summer and on weekends in order to complete a Bachelors in Elementary Education. Presently WWAC has been talking to potential partners such as Adams State University, Trinidad State Junior College, and La Punte, a non profit social service safety net organization.
Michele Houtchens, a lifelong educator and administrator, is heading up the development and launch of this wonderful opportunity for women and children they will serve.
Each year, we aim to grow and continue reaching more women in need. In 2019, we anticipate a total of 30 Scholars in our program, which will be another record year.
bridging the cliff effect
The Cliff Effect is the single greatest barrier to self-sufficiency for low-income families. It is the equivalent of taking one step forward and two steps back. Eligibility for government support is based on income with benefits being removed as income increases. The lack of gradual release often leads to a situation where parents are working harder but are more financially burdened. WWAC is focused on bridging this income and support gap by providing a safety net while women achieve true self-sufficiency.