Our 2018 Grantee.
New Ventures Maine
(formally Maine Displaced Homemakers Program and then, Women, Work and Community) provides training and individual coaching in planning careers, starting businesses, managing money, building assets, and developing leaders.
Helping Maine people succeed in the changing economy and achieve economic security for themselves and their families.
We provided $10,000 in project support so that New Ventures could bring their
financial education training, coaching, and access to matched savings accounts to women at the Southern Maine Re-entry Center and the Maine Correctional Center.
Women are using their financial skills and their matched savings accounts to secure access to such vital resources as transportation and housing which allows them to work and have a place to live when they are released. If unable to participate in work or saving programs during their incarceration, residents are provided just $50 at the time of their release to transition to life on the outside.
"We value our partnership with the Maine Women's Fund
and your investment in our services over the past 30 years!
Your commitment to empowering women and girls and your assistance in building the capacity of organizations that serve them is a vital resource for creating opportunities for current and future generations."
-Gilda Nardone, Executive Director
Learn more about New Ventures Maine and the other awesome organizations we invest in! Join us at our Annual Leadership Luncheon on April 2nd.