Dear Father Richard Bayuk:
Please convey our thanks to all involved for the grant of $2,000 that was awarded to Wichita Women’s Initiative Network by the C.PP.S. Human Development Fund. This money will help us continue our important work of helping women survivors of domestic violence through their journey toward dignity, healing and self-sufficiency.
Domestic violence affects 1 in 3 women during their lifetimes. They often stay in relationships with their abusers because they lack the self-confidence and financial resources to leave. The Wichita WIN program addresses this issue by providing women with the job skills, education and encouragement they need to get and keep a job that allows them to independently support themselves and their children.
Specifically, this C.PP.S. Human Development Fund award will provide one participant with 264 hours of on-site employment — 20 hours each week for 13 weeks — while she gains valuable job experience, attends classes in job-readiness training and independent living skills, participates in group and individual counseling, completes high school or specialized career training, and searches for full-time employment with the guidance of a professional mentor.
This provides these vulnerable women with the resources they need to make and meet personal goals for a better life of personal responsibility, self-reliance, and economic independence.
On behalf of the women we serve, thank you again for your support of Wichita WIN.
Judy Conkling
Development Director
Wichita Women’s Initiative Network
510 E. Third Street
Wichita, KS 67202
316-519-5786 cell
Wichita Women’s Initiative Network is a non-profit collaborative endeavor that provides women survivors of domestic abuse with educational and employment opportunities fostering healing and self-sufficiency.