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Dedicated to emotional and economic self determination for women, girls, and families.
The Jean Ledwith King Women's Center of Southeastern Michigan, established in 2000, is dedicated to emotional and economic self-determination for women, girls, and families. We are a small, but thriving nonprofit. We provide counseling, financial, legal, and job-related services to over 500 women and girls (and some men) a year.
Women and men come to us from seven counties in Southeastern Michigan covering a radius of about 45 to 50 miles. Over half are supporting young children, and many are doing it on their own. Sixty percent make $20,000 or less per year, and 37 percent earn $10,000 or less. Most are uninsured. For this reason, we offer services on a sliding-scale basis; fees range from $0 - $15 per workshop/session. Most people start with personal counseling and move into other programs as they gain self-confidence and begin to identify their options.
In 2003, we were recognized by Nonprofit Enterprise at Work for Excellence in Management for New Organizations and for Internet Technology Innovation for "Many Happy Returns." In 2005, we received the Washtenaw County Bar Association's "I Have a Dream" award for "fostering greater awareness and sensitivity to racial, ethnic and gender bias issues." Also in 2005, the Ann Arbor Women's City Club chose us as "Charity of the Year."
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