To create a vibrant community by empowering women and adolescent girls who have major challenges to self-sufficiency to rise above the odds and succeed personally and professionally using gender-speciific training, education and prevention programs.
InStepp, Inc. is a community-based, tax-exempt, charitable organization located in Durham. The organization has served women residing in the Triangle area who have major economic and individual challenges to self-sufficiency since 2007.
InStepp offers long-term support and training to women who are victims of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking; women who are transitioning back into the workforce following separation or divorce; women transitioning from prison or jail and Hispanic-Latino immigrant women who are victims of crimes. Annually, InStepp Inc. provides women-specific and culturally-specific support and services to approximately 150 women in the Triangle area. Each of our clients receives follow-up support for an average of nine months.
InStepp uses a service intensive, long-term case management support model along with employment and career counseling, job placement assistance, skills training, mentoring support, transportation stipends, and financial assistance for empowerment activities such as re-skilling and continuing education classes to help its clients overcome their challenges. Personal advocacy is also a huge part of the agency’s support model. Other needs are addressed through referrals to organizations that provide resources for housing, food, health and late rental or utility financial assistance
by Charlandra M. from Broken Arrow, OK(October 27, 2015)
I recently had an opportunity to volunteer with InStepp, Inc. as a clerical assistant. What can I say about the experience? The ladies I worked with were phenomenal. When you walk through the door, you can literally feel their positive energy. It was amazing to assist Ms. Womble as well as the ladies on her team.
They do a great deal for their clients throughout the community, and the organization truly lives up to its mission statement. Ms. Womble exemplifies a servant leader and the ladies on her team do as well. The women at InStepp, Inc. work extremely hard in terms of empowering at-risk women throughout our community -- and helping countless women to succeed on a professional level. As a volunteer with this organization, I am eternally grateful for the experience. Volunteer with this organization -- you definitely won't regret it!!