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

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.

Ebby’s Place To Empower Dallas Women



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Calling Ebby Halliday “a woman of high integrity who has devoted her life to empowering women,” YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas leaders announced plans for a $7.3 million women’s center to be named Ebby’s Place in her honor. The announcement came as an early 103rd birthday gift to Ebby, whose birthday is this Sunday, March 9.

 

Ebby’s Place is designed to help lift economically challenged working women out of poverty. The new center will focus 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.

 

“Ebby is just delighted that the YW has chosen to put her name on this building,” says Mary Frances Burleson, president and CEO, of Ebby Halliday Realtors. “What an honor to know that this center will become a welcoming place where women can go to begin transformative changes that will make life better for them and their families.”

 

Located near the Dallas Medical District adjacent to the Inwood DART station and one block from a DART bus stop, the 20,000-square-foot Women’s Center will be housed in an existing 50-year-old, two-story building that is undergoing a complete renovation.

 

YW CEO Jennifer M. Ware says the need is tremendous. In Dallas County today, 286,000 women and girls live in poverty. According to experts, trends show this number will grow by nearly 100,000 to almost 400,000 women and girls by 2020.

 

“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, visit ywcadallas.org and to view the fly-through video of Ebby’s Place, click here.