Women Empowering Each Other (WEE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established in February 2015, mission is to play a vital role in addressing the consequences of poverty and their effects on women and children. WEE was created with a vision to promote awareness and empowerment for women in the Tallahassee, FL area. To promote sisterhood with the knowledge that sisterhood support is a powerful force for empowerment, healing, and positive social change.
Our mission is to develop and promote a trauma-sensitive culture that will end the cycle of disruptive behaviors and relationships by bringing awareness to available tools, skills, and resources for overcoming life obstacles so that women can thrive and grow. Our goal is to promote sisterhood, women’s support, and empowerment while promoting positive self-concept, holistic health, life skills, and mental well-being. To cultivate relationships that provide young ladies with guidance, support, and community connections.
We empower those we serve to overcome their situations through our services. Our togetherness involves mentorship, workshops, support, skill-development opportunities, relationship-building, networking, and volunteer opportunities.
Trauma Recovery & Healing Sessions / Sisters Circle (A peer-support group) - The Sister Circle group dynamic is an effective therapeutic tool that encourages women to support each other, seek help, and thrive. Relax, Relate, Release sessions are trauma-informed and specifically designed to promote healing and general empowerment for women.
WEE Care – A consequence of poverty known as "diaper need," impacts 1-in-2 U.S. families. Despite this clear need, diapers are not covered by the two biggest programs that assist low-income mothers, the food stamp program (SNAP) and the Women, Infants, and Children feeding program (WIC). The federal assistance program, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), provides cash assistance but is often used to cover other expenses, including heat, electric and water bills, rent, clothing, transportation, and other basic needs.
This leaves little, if any, money to purchase enough diapers to keep a baby clean, dry, and healthy. Most childcare, daycare, and early-learning facilities will not admit children without a day’s supply of diapers. This results in a loss of income due to missing work. Without childcare, children miss opportunities for early childhood education, and thus the achievement gap widens.
Diapers offer a tangible way to donate to families and individuals in need, reducing parenting stress, a critical factor influencing children health and development. WEE Care also provides families with additional support services, including resources and referrals to local agencies.
Pregnancy & Postpartum Support Group - A support group for women who are adjusting to pregnancy & early motherhood. This group is for women at any point in their pregnancy or within the first-year, post-birth.
What is gained? Impactive knowledge that someone really does care about who they are and where they are going.