Women Are Dreamers Too- wadt - is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization, founded in 1998 in order to help victims of Domestic Violence and their children transcend poverty
Building A Better Life for DV victims and their children
WADT Inc. realizes that in addition to the risks and obstacles faced by all poor people, poor battered women face an additional batterer-generated risks, of abject poverty and homelessness. We further realize that the children (innocent by-standers) also suffer similar fate.
Our mission is to break the vicious cycle of poverty and violence among our participants and their children
Through micro-enterprise technical training WADT helps to foster self-sustaining economic self-sufficiency among our participants for the past 25 years.
Through self-determination we hope to continue to foster sustainable economic growth in the various communities we serve.
Our long-term economic solutions are aligned with programs that help survivors make permanent life changes. Women and children are enabled to transition into survivors who break the inter generational abuse cycle.
Our economic solutions provide new, all-encompassing services customized to meet the unique needs of each victim, women and children. We address Domestic violence crisis by providing a unique, long-term, comprehensive solution that goes beyond emergency services.
WADT is a collaboration of several non-profit domestic violence and housing service agencies.
It is our sincere belief that through the creation of micro-entrepreneurs WADT will help foster sustainable economic independence among our candidates mainly investment in human capital for our participants.
We provide tuition free STEM/STEAM programs for our children, GED, Financial literacy, workforce development and business training for our candidates because we believe in expanding educational opportunities for all our participants and their children.
If we don't help, the women and children become unproductive citizens, we create economic dependencies for generations yet unborn. If we don't help, the cycle of abuse becomes greater, the socio-economic costs become wider, psychic burden much heavier. By helping we are helping our own lives, By helping, we create productive citizens, who contribute to the larger society.
A call and yield to help is a call to save lives.
Come dream with us for a better tomorrow!!!! Volunteer your time, talent and treasure!!!! Help us to save lives, because together we can!
Our premise, "If I can help somebody, If I can leave this world better than I found it, If I can quench a thirst, If I can wipe away a tear, If I can stop abuse, If I can save a life, If I can be an instrument of change... because at WaDt we believe that there is no excuse for domestic violence.
We give hope, because hope has power, this is our call to serve!
We are founded and grounded on the premise of "teach me to fish, so I may fish for life"
Come dream with us, for a better tomorrow, because together we can!
To all those who dare to dream, to those who look fear in the face daily, to those innocent bystanders (the children) who had no choice in all these matters, to those lives lost while fleeing abuse, to those who are afraid of fleeing because of the batterer-generated economic risks, we say to you,:
"BE NOT AFRAID, BE AFRAID NO MORE, THE HEAVENS GO BEFORE YOU ALWAYS! Your true character is revealed by the clarity of your convictions, the choices you make, and the promises you keep. Hold strongly to your principles and refuse to follow the currents of convenience. What you say and do defines who you are, and who you are, you are forever. Hang on, don't give up, the Heavens are all around you. BE NOT AFRAID!! To the kids, you may not understand, you may not know why? The Heavens has brought you thus far, you are a survivor, hang on, there is always a tomorrow!
Keep your dreams ALIVE, NEVER GIVE UP!"
We dedicate this site to all dv survivors and their children who dare to dream!
You all are the true HEROES!