The IAWH has made a commitment to provide Toiletry Clutch Bags for Homeless Women in the DMV every quarter. We will also prepare and serve a meal, and provide needed information about local health and wellness resources. We are asking for your financial support.
Women who are homeless experience unique challenges that only they know: What it's like to have a period without access to supplies. What it's like to monitor your behavior due to fear of sexual assault. What it's like to have children and not have the services that you need. As much as it is our heart desires, we can’t meet all the varied needs of a homeless woman who finds herself staying at a shelter, but says IAWH Co-Executive Directors, Janine Payne and Cheryl Thompson, “Look, if she made it to a shelter, the least we can do is help provide some of her basic needs".
On a quarterly basis beginning 12/28/2019, IAWH and our awesome volunteers will offer the following pamper package to women and their families living in local shelters:
· A practical yet beautifully packaged IAWH Toiletry Clutch bag complete with needed supplies that will see her through a few weeks:
o Sanitary napkins
o Feminine wipes
o Toothbrush and toothpaste
o Bath gel and lotion
o Lip balm
· Free meal that IAWH and its volunteers will prepare and serve, and
· Warm smiles and conversation delivered from you though us.
A package we to women and their families for free through your donation.
We ask that women and men donate to support our efforts because we share a common thread of having women and children in our lives, and a heart to try and understand how it feels to need and desire shelter.
Meet the Institute for the Advancement of Women’s Health Co-Executive Directors Janine Payne and Cheryl Thompson - two determined women inspired by their own life experiences and professions as public health professionals to bring real health conversations, training and education to women in settings that make conversation and learning easy. IAWH provide health education and manage a training center for women in the DC, MD, and VA area!