The Women’s Resource Center obtains $ 50,000 to expand its services and supervision

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WAYNE, PA – Wayne’s Women’s Resource Center has received state grant approval that will help expand financial coaching and resource coordination services.

State Senator Amanda M. Cappelletti (D-17) announced the approval of a $ 50,000 grant from the Department of Social Services for the center.

“I am delighted to have secured this funding for the Women’s Resource Center,” said Cappelletti. “Financial education is extremely important, but it is rare. By giving the Women’s Resource Center the resources it needs to expand its programming, it can better serve more of our community when they need it most.

The pandemic has exacerbated many of the challenges already faced by women coming to the Women’s Resource Center for help.

This funding will allow the WRC to provide a total of 1,080 resource coordination and financial coaching sessions to help 45 women seek a salary sufficient to support themselves and their families over a period of 12 to 18 months. .

“Throughout the pandemic, millions of women have lost their jobs due to their responsibilities with caring, home schooling and safety concerns related to the coronavirus, among others,” said Cheryl Brubaker, director executive of the WRC. “The Women’s Resource Center is grateful to Senator Cappelletti for helping them secure this generous grant from the PA Department of Social Services, a grant that will provide critical resource coordination services to women facing exacerbated challenges. by the pandemic. Through the coordination of resources, these women will gain professional social work assistance to meet immediate basic needs, as well as develop and implement a plan to support long-term financial stability and resilience. “

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