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.

 

 

 

 

 

Ebby’s Place Empowers Dallas Women


Ebby’s Place Empowers Dallas Women

 

This morning Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings and area business and civic leaders navigated the same path women take for help at the brand-new YWCA Women’s Center at Ebby’s Place.

 

Mayor Rawlings and VIP guests boarded a DART train near downtown and arrived at the Love Field/Inwood Station, directly across the street from Ebby’s Place, which is designed to help lift economically challenged working women out of poverty.

 

The 20,000-square-foot Women’s Center is housed in a two-story building that has undergone a stunning transformation over the past year. The new center focuses upon delivering  a variety of new financial-empowerment programs, including small business/entrepreneurial and job training courses, as well as existing educational programs around childbirth and parenting, nutrition and preventive healthcare.

 

YW CEO Jennifer M. Ware says the need for the YWCA Women’s Center at Ebby’s Place is tremendous. In Dallas County approximately 286,000 women and girls live in poverty.

 

“The stats are heartbreaking,” says Ware. “Here in Dallas County one in three single-female-led households live below the federal poverty line. The mission of Ebby’s Place is to begin changing those stats by helping women to gain financial independence.”

 

For more information on the YWCA Women’s Center at Ebby’s Place, visit ywcadallas.org.

 

Ebby’s Place Empowers Dallas Women

 

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Ebby’s Place Empowers Dallas Women

Ebby’s Place Empowers Dallas Women

Ebby’s Place Empowers Dallas Women

Ebby’s Place Empowers Dallas Women

Ebby’s Place Empowers Dallas Women