"A Resource Center for Better Futures"
The programs provided by Women Aware include advocacy, education, information, counseling, referral and needs assessment. Clients meet with either Barb, our resource coordinator, for a comprehensive resource assessment. The outcome of this meeting is your own personal to-do list. This is an opportunity to recognize the barriers and unresolved issues that are disrupting your life and together, you develop the action plan that will move you past those barriers.
We are a resource and referral agency that fosters economic and emotional stability for heads of households.
There are no fees for our services, but we ask you to call ahead for an appointment: 712-258-4174
We are open Mondays through Thursdays, 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. closed on Fridays. Appointments generally last a minimum of an hour.
Meet with us to discuss:
Constant money shortages.
Better job with better hours.
Preparing your resume and practicing for a job interview.
Community resources for which you are eligible.
Enrolling in school to increase your earning power.
Applying for local single parent scholarships for associate or bachelor degree college courses.
Applying for the United Way Certification Course scholarships for women in transition.
"How to' on parenting, working and attending school at the same time!
How to budget and shop for a used car.
Referrals to appropriate legal counsel.
CERTIFICATION SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE
United Way's Women's Power Lunch and Women Aware CERTIFICATION Scholarships Now Available!
Single parents or homemakers in transition are encouraged to call Women Aware for an appointment: 712 258-4174.
Certification courses are short term courses through an accredited institution in the Siouxland area. Examples are: Certified Nurse Assistant, Payroll Clerk or Certified Medical Assistant.
Announcing the Ardith I. Thompson Bookkeeping or Accounting Diploma Scholarship
Women Aware will award one $500 scholarship per year to help a Siouxland single parent or transitioning parent who is the head of their household and working to further their education and improve their economic circumstances.
To be eligible, you must:
Be a Siouxland single parent or transitioning homemaker.
Have a high school diploma or GED.
Have NOT previously completed a degree program.
Be economically disadvantaged.
Not have a criminal or felony background.
Call Women Aware to make an appointment to apply. (712) 258-4174.
Applications for the 2020-2021 academic year will be available in March, 2020 .
UNITED WAY WOMEN'S POWER LUNCH - WOMEN AWARE SINGLE PARENT SCHOLARSHIPS
Applicants must provide proof:
High School graduate or GED.
Document single primary custodial parent of a minor child.
Siouxland resident for 2 years.
Enrollment at a Siouxland United Way partner college.
For more information and to apply go to: www.unitedwaysiouxland.com/spscholarship
Know of a woman making a difference in her community? Nominate her for our annual Women of Excellence Awards Ceremony.
Start thinking about how you would like to recognize your outstanding volunteers, colleagues or employees by nominating them in early 2020.