Success Central Virginia’s purpose is to offer long-lasting solutions that
enable women to break the cycle of poverty. As part of a global movement for
change, empowering women to obtain safer and better futures our focus on
addressing women’s needs is central to our mission of improving the quality of
life for women seeking sustainable employment and livable wages.
Women making the transition from unemployment into the workforce face a myriad of challenges, from understanding corporate culture to handling personal finances, often with no support or guidance. More than 70% of the women served by Dress for Success Central Virginia are living below the poverty level prior to receiving our services. Poverty often affects women the most, and its effects on them and their families can be long-lasting. Studies have shown that depression and obesity adversely affect the health and quality of life of women in the United States, particularly welfare recipients transitioning to work. Therefore, addressing women’s needs is central to improving the quality of life for not only that woman but also her family, future generations and her community.
Along with the success of landing a new job, newly employed women often encounter an unfamiliar set of employment obstacles. From understanding corporate culture to managing personal finances, career novices are often left to navigate the unwritten rules of the workplace with little or no support. The Professional Women’s Group (PWG) bolsters the careers of successfully employed Dress for Success women by providing them with a network of support, practical information, and inspiration to remain employed so they can truly thrive.
Through participation in our Jumpstart program, local women will improve their basic literacy skills, prepare to take the GED Exam, and explore opportunities for employment as well as post-secondary training and education at no cost to the student. Participants attend 12 weeks of classroom and online coursework with one-on-one guidance from a well-trained instructor.
Our programs transition women towards self-sufficiency by addressing their social and economic needs in relation to work, home and community. Each woman is a success story: she has gone from unemployment to economic independence.
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