Human Services

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 730 N. Post Oak Rd., Suite 203

Houston, TX 77024 USA

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Formerly known as

Greater Houston Women's Foundation

EIN

76-0318261

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Financial Counseling, Money Management (P51)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS filing requirement

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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
Females
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Budget
$129,710

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 (13-19 years)
Females
Budget
$112,592

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
Females
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Budget
$125,662

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

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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.

Financials

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Operations

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The Women's Resource of Greater Houston

Board of directors
as of 3/4/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Rosine Matthews

Wells Fargo

Term: 2018 - 2019

Mary Axelrad

Gray Reed & McGraw

Cortney Cole

Holliday Fenoglio Fowler, L.P.

Carolyn Galfione

Linscomb and Williams

Karen Hanson-Flowers

Alpheus Communications, L.P

Rosine Matthews

Wells Fargo

Jason Qualls

BBVA Compass

Yasmin Huebinger

Capital One

Tracey Wickersham

Bank of Texas

Jan Leger

University of Houston - Graduate School of Social Work

Paul Theriot

The Alesco Data Group

Rebekah Le

IHI - EC

Annella Metoyer

Inspire Development

Crissy Rivera

Mercantil Bank

Sally MacDonald

Calpine

Trisha Bradley

Frost Bank

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 03/04/2020

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

Keywords

Financial literacy Financial education Youth leadership development Women and girls financial well-being