"Women Are Dreamers Too" (WADT) is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty among women and promoting sustainable economic self-sufficiency. Our multifaceted approach encompasses micro-enterprise technical training, job skills development, financial education, and counseling services. We also acknowledge the impact of domestic violence on children and offer counseling and STEM/STEAM programs to address their educational well-being and alleviate the effects of such experiences.
Our primary focus lies in enhancing the lives of women who have endured domestic violence and their underserved children. We extend support to financially disadvantaged women by empowering them to become entrepreneurs or by providing avenues for education and training, all aimed at elevating their quality of life without imposing any costs. We assist in job searches, career advancement, and top-notch education and training.
Our organization is driven by the following commitments:
1. Creating economic opportunities for women, particularly domestic violence survivors, through employment and micro-enterprise technical training using the Keynesian multiplier model.
2. Encouraging all women to evolve as social entrepreneurs, emphasizing prudent economic decision-making to break the cycles of poverty, violence, and dependency, while fostering sustainable self-reliance.
3. Addressing the heightened risks faced by financially disadvantaged battered women, including extreme poverty and homelessness, for both them and their children.
4. Empowering women through micro-entrepreneurship, financial education, and asset-building opportunities.
5. Supporting abused victims and their children by nurturing positive self-esteem and teaching family violence prevention.
6. Championing fundamental freedoms through entrepreneurship, technology integration, and group counseling for survivors and their children.
7. Enhancing collaboration between childcare and middle school programs, implementing data collection systems, and disseminating academic initiatives that promote after-school engagement, high school graduation, college readiness, and short-term shelter for survivors and their children.
8. Extending economic opportunities to women on both national and international levels through export initiatives.
9. Providing emergency relief, including childcare services, shelter, sustenance, and clothing.
10. Supplying technical and financial aid for startup ventures, particularly among our target group.
11. Establishing a network with other nonprofit organizations addressing domestic violence and fostering economic opportunities for survivors.
12. Keeping women informed about pertinent policies—both public and private—affecting their daily lives, encompassing domestic violence and economic prospects for survivors and their children.
WADT's "La Familia Program" is tailored to identify and rebuild the lives of families impacted by domestic violence in the South East Region, with a special emphasis on Latino communities. This program comprehensively addresses domestic violence within the Latino community, providing preventive and intervention services for the entire family. Our bilingual and bicultural team collaborates with families and communities to comprehend and transform cultural practices and beliefs that contribute to domestic abuse. We offer crisis counseling, safety planning, family interventions, and support for immigration, legal matters, and schools, presented in both Spanish and English.