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Women’s Resource Agency Advocates for the Women of El Paso County

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Amber Martin Graduate Student, Full Sail University ALMartin2@fullsail.edu Colorado Springs, Colo., Feb. 6, 2016 – The Women’s Resource Agency empowers women and girls to attain and maintain personal self-sufficiency and economic independence. The Women’s Resource Agency is a non-profit organization located in the Pikes Peak region. The agency assists about 1000 participants each year through individual coaching, career-building workshops, personal development classes, computer training, image consulting and a professional clothing boutique for women. The majority of participants are low-income, single, separated or divorced women seeking a job that provides a living wage. In El Paso County, the median income for single moms is $25,778 a year. Eight out of Ten women who get Suited Up For Success through the agency find a job. The agency works with teen girls as well. Through their InterCept Program, at risk teen girls in El Paso County school districts are encouraged to complete high school. The program teaches leadership, building positive relationships and how to make healthy life choices. In 2015, 98 percent of the teens in the program graduated. Donations and community support are relied on to fulfill their mission. There are several ways to contribute. Volunteering, clothing donations and financial support are all accepted. Women’s Resource Agency is one of the most effective non-profit organizations in the Pikes Peak region. Most participants are referred to Women’s Resource Agency by human and social service agencies in the community. About the Women’s Resource Agency The Women’s Resource Agency is the oldest, continuously operating women’s human service organization in the Pikes Peak region. Since forming in 1972, the agency has helped thousands of women re-enter the workforce. The agency meets clients wherever they are in their lives and helps them improve their situations in a non-threatening and non-judgmental environment. To learn more about the Women’s Resource Agency go to http://www.wrainc.org/about.html