Empowering Women Initiative

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The Empowering Women Initiative (EWI) is a partnership with the United Way of the Midlands and Women in Philanthropy. EWI is dedicated to empowering women towards independence. Specifically, our goal is to empower women with disabilities in crisis situations such as sexual assault, domestic violence, housing instability, or financial instability. Through this grant, Able South Carolina can support women with disabilities in crisis in Calhoun, Fairfield, Lexington, Newberry Orangeburg, and Richland counties. Able South Carolina will support these women through peer-driven one-on-one independent Living Services, benefits counseling, job skills training, and financial supports for moving expenses. If you have consumers with disabilities that need these services, please reach out to us! Here is a flyer you can provide to clients or consumers who might need these services.

For client/consumer referrals for the Empowering Women Initiative, please contact LaQuanda Clark at lclark@able-sc.org.

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