Women United | Lubbock Area United Way

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Women United

Women United is an engagement opportunity for women who are Leadership Givers. This group connects directly with Lubbock Area United Way funded programs in several ways, including advocacy work with elected state and local officials. At the national level, Women United is made up of 70,000 women who are actively involved in 155 communities. Women United’s has a mission to build stronger communities by defining problems and providing women the opportunity to be part of the solution. Women have been a driving force behind the rise of community impact through their local United Way organizations for over 14 years. Far from their financial support, women have a passion to get involved and create lasting change. Together, the work of Women United focuses on women’s philanthropy, advocacy, volunteerism, mentoring, and leadership.

Women United members give at the Leadership or Tocqueville Society Level ($1000+ annually).

Our local Women United group has chosen to make the prevention of child abuse and neglect its Signature Issue. Unfortunantley, our Lubbock community has one of the highest rates of confirmed cases of child abuse and neglect in the State. Our women are fiercely committed to protecting the children in our community through advocacy, mentoring and financial support for Lubbock Area United Way programs and strategies that protect children and strengthen families.

Women United offers members year-round opportunities for engagement that are connected to this signature issue and help to advance substantive improvement in community outcomes.

For more information about how to get involved call 806.747.2711 or email women@liveunitedlubbock.org.

Current Projects

Parent Empowerment Project Mentors

Women United has partnered with Catholic Charities' Parent Empowerment Program (PEP) to match members with single moms enrolled in the program. PEP is a program that provides tuition, books, and additional assistance to parents enrolled in college with children under the age of 17. Most PEP students are single moms with multiple children, working full-time, parenting full-time, and going to school. Women United mentors can offer a listening ear, an encouraging word, and a "hand up" to single moms working for a better life for themselves and their children.