The YW Nurse-Family Partnership program, YW Financial Empowerment program and YW Womenís Health program are making a positive impact on the lives of women in our community.
Studies of the Nurse-Family Partnership have proven that the programís in-depth level of support improves outcomes relating to the health of mother and baby during pregnancy, care and development of the child, and the financial stability of the mother:
The YW Financial Empowerment program helps low-income women learn to manage their familyís finances and puts them on the path to self-sufficiency through unique services and tools.
Three months after completing the YW Financial Education Workshop Series:
YW Individual Development Accounts (IDAs or matched savings accounts) are helping many women reach financial goals they never thought possible. In a recent year, of the women who utilized their YW IDA:
In that same year, using the YW Self-Sufficiency Calculator, families received an average of $341 in benefits or tax credits each month.
In 2012-2013, YW Womenís Health enabled almost 1,975 women to get breast health care including mammograms and diagnostic services. Providing these services to uninsured and underinsured women helps alleviate an essential problem in the health care crisis. Without these services, many women would be diagnosed too late to receive effective treatment that could save or extend their lives.