Since the founding of ROW, the organization has developed expertise in working with women who have been impacted by poverty, homelessness, and/or intimate partner violence. Poverty, gender, and violence are often interconnected for the families utilizing our services. ROW focuses on the economic and social context in which women find themselves and builds upon their current strengths as women and as parents. It has become clear to us that understanding the unique interconnections between poverty and gender are critical to providing the most successful intervention services.
ROW's mission is to empower low income women and their families to build safety, skills, economic security, and hope for the future. ROW has carried out its mission through a variety of programs that create a foundation where women are able to develop the necessary skills and abilities to begin to take control of their lives. ROW has a longstanding history of implementing programs that stabilize lives and create opportunities for women facing enormous challenges – particularly poverty, domestic violence, and homelessness.
ROW will be locally and nationally recognized for assisting women and their families, with limited options, to achieve a stable and hopeful life. It will also be recognized for its contributions to identifying pathways to personal and economic security for women.
ROW is committed to assisting women reach their potential and build a hopeful future for themselves and their families. We serve women whose opportunities for advancement are often limited. We respect the women we serve and demonstrate this through flexibility and we integrate knowledge gained from clients into our delivery of services. We also believe it is important to communicate what we are learning about how to assist women with others engaged in similar work and to increase the field’s capacity.
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