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Women in Philanthropy awards $50,000 grant to Homeless No More

Women in Philanthropy (WIP) announced today Homeless No More as its 2018 grantee of $50,000 to help fund the agency’s program that provides life skills, professional development and personal coaching for women in crisis.

“We are excited that our investment will allow us to partner with Homeless No More and other local organizations,” said Danielle Boysen, WIP Grant Chair and Credit Products Officer for Bank of America. “It is Women in Philanthropy’s ongoing desire to have greater impact through our investment by ensuring women emerging from crisis situations have the social, professional and financial supports to succeed.”

“While WIP is bringing important financial resources to the table, United Way is also providing important volunteer and professional resources,” said Lila Anna Sauls, President/CEO of Homeless No More. “Those mentoring opportunities for our homeless families are incredibly valuable as we work together to give these courageous women the opportunities needed to achieve independence for themselves and their families.”

For the 2018 Investment Plan, WIP selected United Way’s area of economic mobility for its signature focus. This includes ensuring an adequate safety net for people in crisis while creating ladders needed to achieve long-term self-sufficiency and economic independence. Homeless No More’s personal coaching success program perfectly complements their already outstanding continuum of services for families with children.

Lee Patterson, 2018-2019 WIP Chair and Richland Library’s Social Work Manager, said, “Our members decided to dig deep with one organization and we truly believe that our partnership with Homeless No More will provide us with the opportunity to unite and tackle homelessness experienced by women, children and families in our community.”

Learn more about how United Way is generating positive change in our community by viewing our 2018 Impact Plan.

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