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The Women's Resource of Greater Houston

Financial knowledge. Hope. Possibilities.

Houston, TX   |  www.thewomensresource.org

Mission

MISSION We help women and girls make choices towards becoming independent, productive, and self-sufficient.

Ruling year info

1990

Principal Officer

Christine Powell

Main address

The Women's Resource of Greater Houston 13100 Northwest Freeway, Ste. 130

Houston, TX 77040 USA

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Formerly known as

Greater Houston Women's Foundation

EIN

76-0318261

NTEE code info

Financial Counseling, Money Management (P51)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Too many women in our community live on the brink of financial disaster. Or, they have never been taught to manage their money in a manner that allows them to move from merely surviving to thriving. Women head 9 out of 10 single-parent households, and the economic condition of these families almost always deteriorates after divorce - and is often never restored. In Harris County, 3 out of 5 part-time workers are women who are unlikely able to meet their current or future financial needs. Nearly 1 out of 5 women and girls in Texas lives in poverty and those with less than a high school degree will earn less than $19,000 annually.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

YourLife Finance Classes

Education â€" Using the FDIC Money Smartâ„¢ and US Department of Labor curricula, volunteers teach FREE personal finance classes. Class topics include banking, budgeting, credit management, insurance, and investing. Classes are offered in English and Spanish and are conducted on site at social service agencies for a diverse population of low income clients. Classes are also offered for college students and for middle income women, girls and families.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

RISE! (formerly known as Project LEAD) is the only program in Houston for at-risk high school girls that combines the life skills training necessary for leadership and professional success with the financial education that is critical for personal success. The 4-year curriculum is delivered during the school day and participants are identified by the school counselors. Weekly class topics include: Values and Decision Making, Goal-Setting, Healthy Living, Creating a Personal Financial Plan, Creating a Budget and Savings Plan, and Choosing My Career Path.Girls will have the opportunity to visit colleges, practice writing admission essays, practice completing applications and learning how to navigate financial aid. Through their four years in the program, the girls have the opportunity to practice interviews with real professionals, and an in depth look at budgeting and managing their personal finances.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Women and girls

YourLife Possibility Groups combine the successful elements of group theory and practice with industry standards around financial coaching. Our aim is to guide participants as they change their financial attitudes and behavior. Former YourLife Finance Class participants are invited to take part in weekly small group sessions that takes place over a period of 4 - 6 months. The activities of YourLife Possibility Groups help clients develop an understanding and awareness of core money patterns; foster a willingness to change; explore new tools and behavior strategies that can be implemented; facilitate self-accountability; and develop a peer support network

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Awards

Money Smart Young Adult Partner Recognition 2008

FDIC

Pioneer Award 2008

Alliance for Economic Inclusion

BENJI 2009

Alliance for Economic Inclusion

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of financial literacy courses conducted

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Ethnic and racial groups

Related Program

YourLife Finance Classes

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

To survive and thrive in today's complex world, women need an essential foundation of financial knowledge and acuity so they are able to answer hard financial questions and make important decisions that have a lasting impact on their lives. Our aim is to ensure that women from all walks of life can become financially stable and self-sufficient by acquiring the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to make sound financial decisions.

Help women achieve financial stability through one-on-one financial coaching that aims to reduce of debt, increase savings, and improve credit score.

TWR benefits from a highly qualified, diverse staff driven to achieve our mission. The staff has extensive expertise in social work, psychology, public health, financial management, and disaster preparedness, including serving as the lead facilitators for United Way’s financial coaching training, including information on the intersection of coaching and financial trauma.

On average, a woman who receives one-on-one or small group coaching from TWR increases her savings by $2,000 and decreases her debt by $3,000. And the ripple effect of this transformation is significant, as these women pass the financial skills they have learned on to their children, thereby breaking the cycle of poverty and increasing generational wealth.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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The Women's Resource of Greater Houston

Board of directors
as of 05/08/2023
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Burton Cole

TC Energy

Term: 2021 - 2023

Yasmin Huebinger

Capital One

Crissy Rivera

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Sally MacDonald

Broad Reach Power

Trisha Bradley

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Shanna Kuzdzal

Ulonda Crawford Eurey

Whitney Wall

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Courtney Taylor

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Megan Schmid

Holland & Knight

Nichole Ake

PNC

Laquita Cyprian

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Kim Perry

Texas Regional Bank

Judy Moses

Chevron

Alicia Boston

TETRA Technologies

Jennifer Whalen

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Jessica Neikirk

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Lena Allouche

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Kelly Harred

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Summer Sanford

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/8/2023

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data