WALKING WOMEN WELFARE




WELCOME NEW MEMBERS!!!

(UPDATED OCOTBER 26, 2020)

 TWO SITES OPENING DECEMBER 1, 2020!!!!

The Walking Women's Welfare (WWW) Movement is still on the 'move' to provide gender specific housing for homeless women. Our goal was to open Faith Abides Home for Women by Christmas. WE WILL OPEN THE DOORS TO OUR NEW HOUSE ON NOVEMBER 15, 2020. We have now partnered with Favor Foundation to launch our SECOND HOME on December 1. 2020. If you know of any single women needing STRUCTURED TRANSITION HOUSING  please reach out to us. They will be required to complete a screening assessment application and have board approval to become a resident. This houses can accommodate 14 women. We are pleased to launch our these homes as our initiative to help abused, disabled, addicted & general population homeless women. We need your support to insure the success of maintaining this house and expansion efforts for others.

IMMEDIATE NEEDS:

1. A VEHICLE: THE HOME IS LOCATED IN A COMMUNITY THAT IS NOT ON A BUSLINE. THE LADIES WILL NEED TRANSPORTATION TO APPLY FOR JOBS AND GET TO WORK. IF YOU HAVE AN OLD VEHICLE TO DONATE OR KNOW OF ANY RESOURCES THAT CAN ASSIST US WITH AQUIRING A DONATED VEHICLE PLEASE REACH OUT TO US at 843-814-1417. (DONE: SUPPLIED BY "ANONYMOUS" DONOR...THANK YOU!!!)

2. VOLUNTEERS: WE WILL NEED VOLUNTEERS WILLING TO ASSIST WITH TRANSPORTATION FOR THE WOMEN. WE WILL ALSO NEED OTHER SOCIAL SUPPORT VOLUNTEERS. PLEASE CONTACT US VIA EMAIL [email protected] IF INTERESTED.

3. CLIENT SPONSORS: MANY OF OUR RESIDENTS WILL BE COMING TO THE HOME WITH NO INCOME. THEY WILL NEED HOUSING FEE SPONSORS AS WELL AS FEMININE HYGIENE ITEMS. PLEASE SUPPORT THIS EFFORT BY BEING A MONETARY DONOR SPONSOR. For sponsorship details CONTACT US AT:  walkingwomenwelfare41.gmal.com.

4. TWIN BED SETS: WE NEED THREE MORE TWIN BEDS. WE PREFER NEW SETS DUE TO COVID-19 CONTAMINATION CONCERNS. WE HAVE PARTNERED WITH THE CLOSEOUT STORE ON RIVERS AVENUE. SETS CAN BE PURCHASED UNDER OUR 501C3 FOR WE$189.00 PER SET. YOU MAY PURCHASE YOURSELF OR SUMBIT DONATION TO OUR FAITHWORKS MINISTRIES, P.O. BOX 61134, NORTH CHARLESTON SC, 29419.

5.MONTHLY PARTNERS: TO INSURE THE SUSTAINABILITY OF OUR PROGRAM AND EXPANSION GOALS, WE ASK THAT YOU BECOME A MONTHLY 'WALKING WOMEN WELFARE' PARTNER. PROCEEDS WILL INSURE MAINTAINING CURRENT RESIDENT HOUSE, OPENING NEW HOMES, AND OUR MONTHLY OUTREACH SERVICES TO HOMELESS WOMEN WHO HAVE NO HOMES. ALL PROCEEDS ARE 501C3 TAX DEDUCTIBLE.

AS WE CELEBRATE OUR FIRST YEAR IN EXISTENCE...WE ARE EXTADIC ABOUT OUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS TO HELP THOSE IN NEED. IN THE SPIRIT OF THE UPCOMING HOLIDAY SEASON OF THANKSGIVING AND CHRISTMAS...WE NEED YOUR CONTINUED SUPPORT TO BE A BLESSING TO THOSE WHO NEED OUR SERVICES SO DESPERATELY...PLEASE...KEEP 'WALKING WOMEN WELFARE' ON YOU HEARTS DURING THIS SEASON.

Email: [email protected] and follow this Facebook Page for updates on our MOVEMENT TO PROVIDE SAFE, STRUCTURED TRANSITIONAL HOUSING FOR HOMELESS WOMEN.

God Bless

MORE TO COME!!!!

 We have other members who are looking to open recovery communities for women in the Charleston and Columbia Area. We have also partnered with a women's program in Greenville which will house our women until we can open a location locally. We are passionate about getting homeless women off the streets and from motels where they are being sexually victimized, trafficked, and susceptible to drug addictions. Many have also been reported of being severely mentally and physically abused. Some have died!

We have also gained the interest of knowledgeable supporters to assist with our governmental initiative to have elected officials push for the opening of a hotel for Homeless Transitional Housing and Services. The COVID-19 pandemic presents and immediate need for this to happen NOW! It is up to us to show them HOW to do it as a structured assistance program and NOT BE JUST A SHELTER. Bring people on board who can get us to the table with factual results; and those who can present the availability of funding and perks to the governmental entities. Other cities across this Country have proven our Platform Initiative successful. It is time for the Tri-County to do more for our homeless population. We need your commitment to continue collecting Petition Signature, documenting homeless in photographs, videos and testimonies, and offering a listing of all elected officials you can think of for us to contact. We will be discussing specific strategies at the next meeting as well as establishing the Operating Board of Walking Women's Welfare.

POSITIONS: 1.)Chairperson, 2.)Vice-Chairperson, 3.)Treasurer, 4.)Secretary 5.)Assistant Secretary, 7.)Public Relations Director, 8.)Fundraising Director, 9.)Hospitality Director, 10.)Spiritual Advisor.

Those who are interested in either of the above service commitment should state their interest via this correspondence and submit a bio/informal resume of experience, connections, passion for mission, etc. at our next meeting.

****All other members who do not want a leadership will be listed as COMMUNITY ACTION ADVOCATES in areas of interest. Our goal is for everyone to have an active role toward accomplishing our goals. 

MONTHLY MEETING

 Our next monthly will be at 1 pm, December 1, 2020 at 5609 Craig Road, North Charleston, 29406 *(face-to-face/virtual optional)*

MEETING AGENDA

1. SIGN-IN WELCOME

2. OPENING PRAYER

3. MONTH'S UPDATE: Coach: Pastor Alfrieda Deas-Potts

a.)PROGRESS REPORT b.) WWW House Funding Needs c.)Prospect Property Updates  d.) WWW Financial Report

4. FUNDRAISER -WOMEN'S DAY RETREAT...new date, venue update, teams

5. GROUP CHECK-IN

a.) New Member Introductions/Questions

b.) What interests are expertise offering WWW?

c.) BOARD OFFICERS CONFIRMED

6. MOVEMENT PLATFORM/PETITION UPDATE/NEXT ACTION

 ie: screening residents; outreach ministry for homeless women,

7.CONCERNS (Fiduciary Donors)WWW HOUSE OPENING

8. NEXT MEETING DATE

9. CLOSING REMARKS

10. Closing Prayer

              EMAIL: [email protected]

VISIT WALKING WOMEN WELFARE FACEBOOK PAGE FOR OPTIONAL  ZOOM SIGN-IN/ INVITE...OCTOBER , 2020 FOR VIRTUAL ACCESS  

Face-to-face 5609 Craig Road, North Charleston or virtually ZOOM ID: 753 597 3437 Passcode: 7Qvae3

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ALL DONATIONS ARE 501C3 TAX DEDUCTIBLE

FOWARD CONTRIBUTIONS TO 

FAITHWORKS MINISTRIES

P.O. BOX 61134

NORTH CHARLESTON, SC  29419

WWW MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

WWW Newsletter: October , 2020 MEETING

Hello Everyone,

Thanks to all who joined us Face-to Face and via ZOOM meeting. The input and participation was awesome. 

I. Progress Report:

a.  Webpage has had over 2,400 views  and Walking Women Welfare Facebook page has 193 followers. These platforms are our primary source of correspondence other than emails to/from [email protected]  We will be launching our new WEBSITE on January 1.. The new Google website was designed by Tina and will cost $4 monthly. We will leave this website up until we order new business card to put new website information on it. The current site is $5. 

b. Location of prospective property for “Faith Abides Home For Women” WE STILL NEED TO LOCATE PROPERTY.  We discussed some of the problems which include HOA's and Rental Agencies being concerned about our financial stability. Fortunately, we can substantiate the consistency of funding based on client & donation projections.

c. We will another Outreach of food, clothes, and toiletry items to homeless women in December. We will have a YARD SALE on November 17, 2020 to raise additional funds for our house. We recieved many donations as a result of th Post & Courier Newspaper article. They have offered to do another story when the house opens.

d. Lynette Woods & Fatih Roberts reaffirmed commitment to assist in house operations onsite. They are developing rules handbook and we are screeningour applicants for the house. We have 3 clients accepted with six applicants received at September Outreach. Until our Charleston house opens, we have partnered with Clean Life House of Recovery in Greenville, SC who has three (1) bed open for women willing to relocate and get a fresh start. Employment assistance is also available at this housing program

e. FINANCIAL REPORT: Still receiving donations for beds/3 fulfilled...need total of 3 more twin sets) Storage unit and member's garage is full to capacity with furniture for house. We paid the storage bill and webpage paid from donations. All members are requested to be fiduciary donors of Walking Women Welfare (WWW). Contribute as can; no mandatory commitment. We have funding available to move forward with house deposit/first month's rent up to $1500 monthly.(actual report disclosed in meetings as proprietary member information).  PAID: STORAGE BILL, RENTAL OF U-HAUL, WEBSITE, BUSINESS CARDS, PURCHASE OF TOILETRIES FOR WOMEN. 

II. NEW BUSINESS:

a. We have 5 WWW T-shirts remaining for sale and distribution to new members and supporters ($15). We will be ordering new ones for the Women's Day Retreat. We agreed to postpone our Sista to Sista Day Retreat due vendor concerns of Covid-19. We discussed location and each member sponsoring a homeless woman. Registration is $20 per person. We will revisit plans in 2021. The planning will be discussed at the December meeting. Members were asked to solicit vendors.

b. We discussed in detail our next OUTREACH MOVEMENT, solicitation of realtors as partners, grant writing opportunities, housing commitment, yard sale support, online petitions, and to do videos when ttalking to women on streets holding signs to hear their back story as well as distribute food and toiletries and minister to the women. We pray that this effort will develop relationships so that we can better serve those in need. We need ALL members to participate in this action by donating funds for items and food. We also need you to show up to support us. 

c. WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED FOR A PUBLIC RELATIONS DIRECTOR. Please reach out to us if you are interested in this service commitment and solicit friend, co-workers, and professional you may know who would be interested in joining our MOVEMENT. We discussed creating position descriptions. We have filled Board positions of HOSPITALITY DIRECTOR position; Regina Saunders, Destiny Café; SPIRITUAL ADVISOR; Apostle Doris Haynes, Faithworks Ministries; SECRETARY; Victoria Gist. Please review open positions and invite new members who may be interested in serving. (Tina Arnoldi is serving as MARKETING CHAIRPERSON,  others are needed to assist her on committee).

MEMBERSHIP UPDATE COUNTYWIDE PLATFORM MOVEMENT:

a. Pastor Thomas Dixon suggested that we set up a virtual meeting with politicians running for office to tell them our concerns to establish a Homeless Transition Facility in the North Charleston area. We ARE NOT MAKING DEMANDS....WE ARE ADVOCATES FOR HOMELESS...we just want to inform them and hear their 

thoughts. MEMBERSHIP UPDATE: COUNTY WIDE PLATFORM MOVEMENT. We have also reached out to Rev. Nelson Rivers to connect us with church leaders and CAJM to present our Platform. PETTION LINK: https://www.change.org/p/government-officials-address-female-homelessness-in-the-tri-county-area

b. Our partner HOLYCITYTREK, Denise Fugo, reported that the MOVEMENT of acquiring a hotel for transition housing of HOMELESS is moving well. They are talking with banks and we are supporting these efforts with our WWW Platform Guidelines for operating a successful venture. A veterans home is moving well in Mt. Pleasant. New member Elizabeth Ashe is also wanting to assistance in opening a women's home in Hollywood, SC.

c. Our partner UPLIFT CHARLESTON, Aaron Comstock, is continuing his advocacy for homeless by providing the food and clothing daily. Please reach out to assist him in behalf of WWW. We hope to unite with him for a PROTEST PLATFORM in the Fall. Our initiative now is to get PETITIONS SIGNED. We will be adding a link to this site for petition signatures as well as continuing with signing PAPER PETITIONS. We will alert you on our FACEBOOK Page when the link becomes active.

https://www.change.org/p/government-officials-address-female-homelessness-in-the-tri-county-area

c. Our YAHWEH RECOVERY HOUSE FOR WOMEN AND CHILDREN, CEO, Gwen Henderson, is still a WWW working project. However, we have had no correspondence with their group.

WE WELCOME NEW PARTNERS AND OFFER CONTINUED SUPPORT TO THOSE ALREADY AFFILIATED with WWW. This MOVEMENT is a collective ‘community action’ effort. WE CAN ALL WORK TOGETHER TO ACHIEVE OUR COMMON GOAL TO ASSIST AND HOUSE OUR HOMELESS POPULATION.

III. OTHER:

UPCOMING EVENTS (ALSO SEE ABOUT US PAGE)

NOVEMBER 17, 2020     YARD SALE

NOVEMBER 15, 2020     FURNISHING HOUSE OPENING

DECEMBER 1, 2020        OFFICAIAL HOUS LAUNCH DATE

WWW WELCOMES ALL IDEAS AND SUPPORT TO ASSIST OUR HOMELESS, RECOVERY, AND POST INCARCERATED POPULATION. PLEASE JOIN IN THIS WORTHY CAUSE….”WE ARE A MOVEMENT!!!”