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

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.

Happy Birthday Ebby!


Happy Birthday Ebby!

 

Ebby Halliday, the founder of Ebby Halliday Realtors and one of Texas’ most-admired entrepreneurs, celebrates her 104th birthday today! Always committed to following one of her company’s founding principles — service to the community — Ebby is again using her birthday as a way to benefit others.

 

Ebby has lived a life of service that is truly remarkable — a life that has positively impacted literally thousands of people along the way. So, it’s not surprising that Ebby has asked, that in lieu of gifts, if you would like to honor her birthday that you make a donation to Ebby’s Place at the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas.

 

Over the past year, the 20,000-square-foot building near Love Field has been transformed into a beautiful new community outreach center that will help lift economically challenged working women out of poverty. Ebby’s Place, opening this spring, will be a gathering spot where women come to be mentored, coached and encouraged by their peers.

 

To honor Ebby’s 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 your check to: YWCA, Attention Rena Smith, 2603 Inwood Road, Dallas, TX. 75235.

 

And, to share your favorite Ebby memory or story to be included in a special keepsake book that will be bound and presented to Ebby, simply click here.

 

Happy 104th Birthday Ebby!

YW Prepares to Swing Hammers


 

 

In October, the YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas will officially kickoff the transformation of a 20,000-square-foot building near Dallas Love Field into the state-of-the-art YW Women’s Center at Ebby’s Place. Designed to help women lift themselves and their families out of poverty, the center will be home to programs focused on helping women become strong mothers, advocates for their own breast health, and financially secure.

 

Over the course of the next five months, we look forward to sharing updates with you on the progress toward opening the YW Women’s Center at Ebby’s Place.  More importantly, we look forward to your engagement with YW’s important work – as a donor, volunteer, and advocate.

 

At Ebby Halliday Realtors, we’re proud of our association with YW and its fantastic team. We join in saluting Catherine Z. Manning, former president of the YW’s board and a current board member, who was recently named an Outstanding Director by the Dallas Business Journal.

 

Catherine Z. Manning and Ebby Halliday

 

Call 214-584-2312 or visit ywcadallas.org to learn more about YW Women’s Center at Ebby’s Place ­– a place where women come to change their lives.