We are SO HAPPY to report that the Women’s Resource Center successfully applied for a grant from women’s retailer J. Jill‘s Compassion Fund. WRC is the only Florida organization selected in 2017 and the first Florida organization selected in nearly ten years. We look forward to growing our Employment & Empowerment programs through the support of The J. Jill Compassion Fund!
The J. Jill Compassion Fund, celebrating its 15th year, is committed to providing support to community-based organizations that help disadvantaged and homeless women regain their self-sufficiency. Since its inception in 2002, the J. Jill Compassion Fund has given more than $14 million in grants and in-kind donations to organizations across the country that help women in need regain their independence through programs that focus on education, job training, life skills, and safe affordable housing.
Our team at WRC is currently developing a plan to introduce a new “J. Jill Woman of the Month” program. This will spotlight participants in our Employment + Empowerment Series workshops at upcoming Legacy events honoring Wonder Women in our communities, and host fun shopping events at our local J. Jill store.
Each month, a new woman will be featured throughout WRC media. To launch this program as January’s Woman of the Month, we are excited to announce the selection of Felicia Phillips. Felicia has been a stand-out participant in many WRC Programs. We have an interview with her coming up soon… Stay tuned to learn more about Felicia!