Dallas Nonprofit for Women Strengthens Local Focus

 Nonprofit Approaches Future with New Name, Deepened Local Focus   


The YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas, home to the Women’s Center at Ebby’s Place, recently announced its departure from the YWCA national chapter with a new name and brand – WiNGS for Women and Families. The new name reinforces the organization’s mission to eradicate poverty among Dallas women and children and stands for Women in Need of Generous Support.


“This new name will allow our organization to continue to specifically address the issues our community is facing: that Dallas has the third fastest-growing poverty rate in the country,” says Jennifer Ware, CEO of WiNGS. “We believe the best way we can combat the poverty epidemic in Dallas is through providing programming that addresses women’s biggest barriers to success.”


WiNGS programs are centered on women’s health, financial empowerment, business coaching, and parenting. Ware says the need is tremendous. In Dallas County, approximately 286,000 women and girls live in poverty.


“The mission of the WiNGS Center at Ebby’s Place is to begin changing those stats by helping women to gain financial independence,” Ware says. She adds that naming the building in honor of Ebby Halliday, the founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors and a longtime supporter, was a perfect fit for her organization.


“Hers was a beautiful and strong story,” Ware says. “She was a leader herself and brought other women along with her.”


To learn more about the WiNGS Center at Ebby’s Place, visit wingsdallas.org.






YW Honored for Dedication to Women

YW Honored for Dedication to Women


The YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas was recently named a “Neighborhood Builder” by the Bank of America Charitable Foundation. The nonprofit is being recognized for its efforts to lift economically challenged working women out of poverty.


For the past 10 years, YW’s programs have been delivered at more than 50 nonprofit agencies, community centers, churches and colleges around Dallas County, but the organization has not had a central location for clients to access the depth of programs the YW provides.


Starting this spring, women seeking YW’s services and peer support will be served at its state-of-the art Ebby’s Place, the new YW Women’s Center.


As we continue to celebrate our founder Ebby Halliday Acers’ 104th birthday this week, please consider making a donation in her honor to support the good work being done at the YW.


To honor Ebby’s birthday wish, simply click here or drop a check in the mail to the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas, with a notation on the check that it’s for Ebby’s Place. Send checks to: YWCA, Attention Rena Smith, 2603 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX. 75235.