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.