Welcome to Women’s Resource Agency
We empower women and girls to attain and maintain personal self-sufficiency and economic independence. For more than 40 years, Women’s Resource Agency has been supporting women of the Pikes Peak region by providing the tools necessary for them to succeed in the workplace and in their personal development.
Hosted April 4 at the Antler’s Hilton. Clothing sponsored by JcPenney.
Thanks to all of our guests who packed the house!
WRA shared about
*Audrianna, who is one of our InterCept girls and is graduating from Harrison High School this spring. She has received a four year, full ride scholarship to Colorado College.
*Patty told her story of moving from Buena Vista with her daughter to Colorado Springs and looking for work. No car. No home. Patty was none-the-less resourceful, she found WRA and signed up as a volunteer and client. Within a few months Patty got a job in marketing at the Chapel Hills Mall.
We gave out awards
*Bev Infante and Jennifer Roberts received awards from Patty to Shine On – thanks to their support of Patty.
*First responders received WRA’s first ever Community Rock award, a carved piece of Pikes Peak Granite, saying thanks. Kudos went to Wendi Knutsen, Steve Schopper and Station 1’s crew back in January: Lt. Craig Milroy, Tim Salazar, Trevor Leland and Brad White.
Mother’s Day Sip and SplatterPainting for mom and kids on May 10 from 2-4:30. RSVP 471-3170.
Did you know:
- Girls have experienced a 52% increase in criminal commitment rates, according to the Women’s Foundation of Colorado.
- According to Pikes Peak United Way’s Quality of Life Indicators, El Paso County’s unemployment rate is 9.2%, higher than the state average of 8%. We estimate that over 12,500 women are looking for work in El Paso County.
- Eight out of ten women who get Suited Up For Success with WRA get a job within a month.
Donate now using our secure online donation page.
* $10 supports a teen for her first appointment toward planning for college, or personal support to develop a healthy relationship and positive life skills.
* $25 provides one woman with her first appointment in our Suit-Up for Success program, with access to classes on job readiness and interview skills, resume preparation, and personal development.
* $50 provides for 8 women to receive an introduction class to Computer Basics for job seekers
* $100 provides one session of Career Readiness Bootcamp for 5 clients in the adult programs
* $250 "adopts" one teenage girl to participate in the InterCept Too program for adjudicated girls, an 8-week program that is designed to teach positive development skills and educates and empowers girls to make better life decisions.
Our caring and compassionate staff members and volunteers help women of all ages create an individualized plan to improve their lives. Participants receive individualized coaching for personal and career development, job search skills, interview and resume assistance, computer training, workshops to alleviate stress and further their professional growth. Participants also have access to our signature Suit-Up for Success program for interview and employment clothing.
We also have school-based empowerment programs for at-risk adolescent girls to promote educational success, positive behaviors and healthy life choices, and to develop strong leadership skills, as well as an intervention program for female juvenile offenders engaged in the juvenile justice system.
Volunteers and financial supporters are our lifeblood, and there are many ways you can help further our nonprofit organization’s mission of empowering women to attain and maintain personal self-sufficiency and economic independence. Learn more »