Mississippi Low-Income Child Care Initiative (MLICCI) will use grant funds from the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi to support their Employment Equity for Single Moms (EESM) project. EESM aligns state childcare and workforce systems to targets employment and training opportunities that help single moms acquire higher paying jobs. EESM also provides direct services and child-care assistance […]
Teen Health Mississippi works to improve the sexual health of Mississippi teens by providing trainings that build community capacity and resource access. With grants from the Women’s Foundation, Teen Health Mississippi will launch Youth-Friendly Healthcare. Youth-Friendly Healthcare will work in tandem with Teen Health Mississippi’s Training and Technical Assistance Program (T&TA) to help clinicians and […]
With grants from the Women’s Foundation, Teen Health Mississippi will launch MYVoice–a program designed to support youth ages 13 to 19 with information about their sexual and reproductive health. MYVoice provides peer-led sessions both online and in person to connect young people to evidence-based information. The goal is to reduce the teen pregnancy rate in […]
The Parents As Teachers (PAT) Program is an international organization that follows specific outlined structures and procedures that entails the optimal early development, learning and health of young children by supporting and engaging their parents or caregivers. With grants from the Women’s Foundation, Parents As Teachers will provide continued certifications for caregivers wanting to become […]
Spring Initiative creates new opportunities for young people in the Mississippi Delta to overcome disparities and live happy, healthier lives. Through grants from the Women’s Foundation, Spring Initiative provides regular, evidence-based sex education across all ages to ensure that students can make informed decisions about their health and feel confident in defining and maintaining the […]
The Health and Hygiene Project seeks to combat issues of social isolation, bullying, and self-esteem by providing education and hygiene toiletries at no cost to students attending elementary, middle, high and colleges in Jackson, MS.
Grants from the Women’s Foundation will be used to provide childcare assistance to mothers enrolled in a CTE, Workforce, or Adult Education program at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College (MGCCC).
Grant funds from the Women’s Foundation will go towards supporting Strategic Solutions’ “Solid Ground Healthy Relationship” workshops across the state. Solid Ground Healthy Relationships classes expand access to evidence-based reproductive health courses in order to help teens (aged 15 to 19) make more informed decisions about their health, reduce the teen pregnancy rate, and lower […]
Through trainings, stipends, and network support, Project E.A.T. (Earn, Assist, and Train) will help women and families who have experienced or who are at risk for domestic violence find support. The program offers a “60 Days to a Career Pathway” course, which enrolls women in a 60-day program where they will earn a stipend for […]
Through grants provided by the Women’s Foundation, The University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) was able to enhance their service program focused on improving post-partum outcomes for Mississippi women. Utilizing new evidence-based intervention methods, the Newborn Observation System (NBOS) will be implemented in NICUs and wellness visits at UMMC. NBOS aims to reduce depressive symptoms […]
The goal of Making WAVES (Women Achieving Victories and Educational Success) at Pearl River Community College, is to recruit and equip non-traditional and economically vulnerable families, from within the six-county service area, by providing two-generation educational programs which afford opportunities that meet the needs of parents and children. The primary focus of this workforce development […]
Based in Booneville, MS, Strategic Solutions for Families, Inc. provides resources, programs, and activities that empower children, teens, adults, and community-focused organizations in order to promote economic stability across the state. With grant funds from the Women’s Foundation of Mississippi, Strategic Solutions was able to create Mommy-N-Me, an initiative centered on providing parents and caregivers […]