The Atlanta Women’s Foundation (AWF) initiative known as the Women’s Pathway to Success Program announced their second year of funding totaling $500,000 in awards. The Center for Family Resources was one of the ten nonprofits receiving recognition from the AWF in 2019.
“Returning women to the workforce increases family income and exponentially strengthens communities,” said AWF’s Chief Executive Office Kari B. Love, “Evidence demonstrates that increases in women’s income lead to improvements in children’s health, nutrition and education. AWF’s transformative program will reduce poverty and eliminate barriers to employment for women in metro Atlanta.”
We will use the AWF grant to support an incentive plan for under- and unemployed women enrolled in housing services programs. The grant paves the way for move-in costs, rental subsidies, childcare expenses, food, transportation, household items, mental and physical health requirements and more. Women that take part in the program receive cash incentives for staying on track towards self-sufficiency, each goal at a time. The program supplies both a 30-day shelter option and a permanent housing option for participants.