Women across the country are working hard to make ends meet, often in unsafe homes and communities. More than one in seven women and more than one in five children live in poverty. More than half of those children live in families headed by women. In 2015, 66% of the individuals served by Rebuilding Together Seattle were women, most of whom are the head of their household. Together we can increase the health and safety of these women's homes, and empower women to become changemakers in their communities.
On October 22, 2016, Rebuilding Together Seattle is launching our first-ever women-led She Builds community impact project in conjunction with Rebuilding Together's national office. Together with corporate sponsors and community partners, we will restore the homes of four women in the Allentown neighborhood of Tukwila and facilitating home repair workshops designed to train volunteers and empower homeowners to take their home maintenance needs into their own hands.
For more information, see http://www.rtseattle.org/she-builds