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HP employees donate household goods to transitional housing

§ March 29th, 2014 § Filed under Partnerships, Programs § Tagged , , , § No Comments

To coincide with International Women’s Day on March 8, 2014, HP in Vancouver held a necessities drive for Second Step Housing. Employees generously do[......]

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Welcome Home Baskets for Families

§ March 26th, 2014 § Filed under Housing, Programs, Women Helping Women § No Comments

It is our annual necessities spring drive! Throughout the months of April and May, we will be collecting an assortment of items for our transitional h[......]

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Master Gardener Foundation Awards Grant To Women Helping Women – Yards & Gardens

§ January 31st, 2014 § Filed under Annoucements, Health, Partnerships, Programs, Women Helping Women § Tagged , , , , , § No Comments

The Master Gardener Foundation of Clark County has awarded a grant to Second Step Housing’s Women Helping Women Yards & Gardens program. The Yards[......]

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Holiday Thanks

§ January 31st, 2014 § Filed under Annoucements, Donors, Holidays, Programs § No Comments

We are grateful to the generous individuals, businesses, schools, churches, friends and families who provided meals, toys, pjs, books, and gifts to su[......]

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Wreaths and Cookies: a perfect combination

§ December 16th, 2013 § Filed under Holidays, Programs, Volunteers, Women Helping Women § No Comments

Creativity abounded on Saturday afternoon at the Wreath Making and Cookie Exchange workshop. Martha Brett, Women Helping Women’s Program Manager, pull[......]

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Yards and Gardens Expands and Blooms

§ November 27th, 2013 § Filed under Health, Housing, Programs, Volunteers, Women Helping Women § No Comments

Yards and Gardens has had a busy year! Some of our recent accomplishments include:

  • Installing a community garden to benefit the families living in[......]

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STEPS to Economic and Personal Success

§ November 26th, 2013 § Filed under Programs, Success Stories § Tagged , § No Comments

Ten clients recently completed and graduated from the second STEPS to Success class! STEPS is focused on the advancement of the participant’s self-awa[......]

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Making Connections with Women Helping Women

§ October 28th, 2013 § Filed under Programs, Volunteers, Women Helping Women § No Comments

Women Helping Women provides mentoring, empowerment workshops and a yards & gardens program for the women and families in Second Step Housing’s Transitional Housing program. Led by Martha Brett, Women Helping Women Program Manager, mentors, mentees, volunteers and staff get together a few times a year to make connections, socialize, learn a new skill, or give back to the community. The empowerment workshops help to increase competences, confidence and self-esteem in a supportive, safe environment for the women served by Second Step Housing.[......]

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Becoming Financially Savvy

§ May 7th, 2013 § Filed under Programs § Tagged , , § No Comments

At Second Step Housing, one of our core group education classes focuses on helping our residents to develop essential financial skills using the Dave Ramsey Financial Peace University curriculum.  The class, led by Teri Owen, Housing Services Coordinator, teaches important skills like budgeting, saving, how to spend wisely, how to identify and get rid of debt and establishing appropriate money management goals and plans.  The class is held twice a year for ten-weeks and serves  35-40 clients from Second Step Housing and other nonprofits in the community.[......]

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Run Like a Girl Gives Women a Step Toward Recovery

§ May 10th, 2012 § Filed under Events, Health, Programs, Success Stories § 1 Comment

In the parking lot of a local middle school, a handful of women stood in a semicircle peering into the back of a minivan. “What about this one,” said[......]

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