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.
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.
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.
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.