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Volunteer Opportunities Are
Available!
Call us today to inquire!
302-465-6343
Changing Lives Worldwide.
Are You In an
Unhealthy Relationship?
Factors that contribute to
Unhealthy Relationships
  • Control and dominance are the
    key issues
  • One or both partners were
    emotionally and/or physically
    abused or neglected as children
  • Abusers typically witnessed
    abuse perpetrated by a role model
  • Both partners were not exposed
    to positive healthy relationships
    while growing up
  • Both partners do not have healthy
    role models for sharing affection,
    managing conflict, or being
    respectful of one's partner
* information provided by Iona College
Extent of the Problem
  • The U.S. Surgeon General ranks
    abuse by husbands and partners
    as the leading cause of injuries to
    women ages 15 to 44
  • Statistics show one in four
    American women will be
    assaulted by a partner or ex-
    partner in her lifetime, regardless
    of race, ethnicity, socio-economic
    status or profession
  • 2 million women are battered
    every year, one every 16 seconds
  • People in unhealthy relationships
    suffer constant stress and
    anxiety, which compromises their
    health, erodes their self-esteem
Domestic Abuse Resources
Still need direction? We have a Domestic
Violence Liaison
ready to help you.  You
don't have to feel alone. Contact us today
(302) 943-4472 and leave a confidential
message.
Help us build The Center For Women's Empowerment!
"“...the God of heaven will make us prosper, and we his servants will arise and build..." ~Nehemiah 2:19
The Center for Women's Empowerment will be a
transitional housing facility in Kent County, Delaware for
single mothers and their children.
*photo courtesy of Google Images. Not an actual image of CFWE*
The mission of the Center for Women’s Empowerment is to end cycles of chronic homelessness among single mothers by providing career development, life skills, and educational opportunities
that will lead them to total self-sufficiency & permanent housing.
  • According to the University of Delaware’s Center for
    Community Research & Service (Homeless Planning
    Council of DE), the greatest concentration of shelter
    programs is in Wilmington DE (New Castle County)
  • An estimated 88% of homeless households with
    children are headed by single females. 36% have very
    young children
  • Turn over rates in emergency shelters are higher than
    they are in transitional housing programs

Source: Homelessness in Delaware: Twenty Years of Data Collection & Research (2007)
The Need:
Ongoing Events:

Rebuilding Your Life After
Divorce Monthly Empowerment
Groups:
2nd Friday of each month, Dover, DE
Contact Yoruba 302.943.4472
4th Friday of Each month, Salisbury,
MD
Contact Lisa 443.365.9334
TBA, Lyssons St. Thomas
Contact Sophia 3973846, or Cecile
4709962
WE ARE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THE LAUNCH OF
THE QUINETTA BRUNDGE LEGACY OF GIVING
SCHOLARSHIP FUND!

This scholarship will be awarded to single mothers currently
pursuing or endeavoring to pursue  post-secondary education in
the areas of: Healthcare, Business, Human Services, and
Religious Studies

For more information or to donate contact us at 302-465-6343.
Empowered Women
Ministries, Inc. would like to
thank the Women's Fund of
the Community Foundation
for funding the Quinetta
Brundge Legacy of Giving
Scholarship Fund this year!
The 2016 Award Ceremony Committee
would like to thank our sponsors,
contributors, guests, and friends for
another successful Award Ceremony:

The 2016 Empowered Women of the Year pictured with Elite Honorees from years
2011-2015.
(
Front row: Ebony Canion (2016) Rita A. Bell (2016), Second Row: Samira
Williams (2016) Monet Camper (2016),
Back Row: Dale Broome (2016) Danielle
Vanriel (2015) Natalia Smith (2011) Tiffany Harris  (2015) Yoruba Jones (2012)
Crystal Harris-Harmon (2012) & Natasha Simms (2016). Proceeds from this event
benefit EWM programs.

Thank you for your giving!!!
Join us again in 2017 in Kingston, Jamaica for our
annual Deborah N.O.W. Conference, hosted by Susan
Gordon and Sophia Gabriel of
Empowered Women Ministries International
For more information email deborahnow@gmail.com
The mission of Empowered
Women Ministries is to help
single women break cycles of
unhealthy relationships, lead
emotionally healthy lifestyles,
and live their  purpose.
Teenage girls in Clarendon, Jamaica between the ages of 14-17 are facing a growing epidemic and we are compelled to do something about it.  Kellits High School is among several educational
institutions struggling with the growing trend of girls dropping out because of underage pregnancy. The school administration believes that unless the social challenges that the girls face in the
parish are addressed, their efforts to institute several initiatives, will be for naught and more girls will be caught in the same trap. They assert that poverty and hardship have forced many of the
students to work or hustle for survival, with some girls turning to older men for financial assistance, which in turn leads to an undesired compromise.

Over the past two years, 20 girls have quit the rural school to become mothers, which has become a major concern for the school administration as they seek to implement strategies to stem the
problem. The school has reached out to us for help. And we said YES! On February 1st, three EWM volunteers will travel to Clarendon, Jamaica and do an all day workshop on the following topics
as a way to deter students from dropping out and ending up in these self-destructive cycles:

1.     
   Building Self-esteem Through the Power of Work & College Readiness
             a.        Participants will learn job readiness skills, like interviewing techniques, how to complete a job application, and college preparation through career exploration.

2.        
Domestic violence awareness
             a.        One in four women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime –. Most people only think  of physical abuse when they consider domestic violence, however, financial   

             

3.        
Discovering the benefits of entrepreneurship
             a.        Participants will learn how to create income from using basic skills or hobbies they have and turn those skills or hobbies into a viable business

                                                                                      Our fundraising goal for this mission trip is just
$2000.00. This will help us with the cost of travel, and food.                

                                                                                                                      Make your tax-deductible contribution here
Upcoming Events:
abuse occurs in 99% of all cases of domestic violence. It’s an invisible weapon that keeps victims trapped in cycles of  abusive relationships. Participants will learn the
warning signs of abuse thus helping them avoid unhealthy & risky relationships