Women of Excellence continues to broaden its reach and impact of services with new and innovative ideas to assist women, girls & families in reaching their full potential and
“living their best life!”
Programs and services include:
Project Renaissance (SRO) - Our senior citizen emergency services and housing program provides homeless or displaced seniors ages 60+, (with pre-existing health conditions), with temporary housing, supportive services and case management. Working in tandem with the Office of Homeless Services and the Philadelphia Housing Authority, our team assists seniors with immediate temporary housing, and also assists them in acquiring permanent Rapid Rehousing. --- The historical age of the Renaissance from the 14th to 17th century was a fervent
period of European cultural, artistic, political and economic “rebirth” following the Middle Ages. It is commonly credited with bridging the gap “from Darkness to Light” in contributing to modern-day civilization. Similarly, Women of Excellence has
chosen to name our program Project Renaissance as we seek to provide our senior clients with the opportunity of restoration and renewal as they embark upon the next chapter of their lives. Our program provides seniors with emergency housing infused with a healthy balance of comprehensive supportive services, infused with arts and cultural heritage experiences that foster a uniquely individualized approach to care and promotion of an individual's sense of autonomy, self-sufficiency, and self-esteem with the ultimate goal of ending and preventing current and future homelessness.
Daughters of Excellence (DOE): A division of programs and services designed to empower school-age girls and young adult women in living their best life by providing access, resources and support in education, social services, recreation, employment, mentoring and friendship. Specific programs include summer and afterschool activities, special events, as well as a (former) Group Home Care program for young ladies ages 13-20 who are unable to live in their homes of origin or in other family-based care due to trauma and/or other social services issues. Our group home is licensed by the state of Pennsylvania and the Philadelphia Department of Human Services. All DOE programs emphasize personal, social and character development, including themes such as self-esteem building, leadership, relationships, dignity, respect, honesty, accountability, life planning, career awareness and citizenship.
Empowerment Workshops (EW) - A Series of workshops and community meetings for women and young adults which include topics such as Health & Wellness, Conflict & Communication, Time Management, Personal Development, Stress Management, Self Motivation and Job-Seeker topics. (Presentations available on and off-site)
WE Mentor Program: Women of Excellence (WE) welcomes female volunteers, community leaders, corporate and government representatives of all levels to serve as a WE Mentor. The mentor program fosters relationships aimed at high-level leadership, engagement and personal development within a structured time-frame. Throughout the mentorship process (minimum of 4-to-6 months), Mentees work toward goals and establish personal accountability, while Mentors support them throughout the process.
Transitional Housing (TH): Temporary housing for up to 24 months for homeless women. TH includes case management and active participation in community rehabilitation programs, educational programs, workforce development along with financial and housing counselling, and Rapid Re-Housing assistance. Funded by HUD and the Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services 2007 through 2017.
Family Wellness Coalition:
Initially funded by the Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual Disabilities, the Family Wellness Coalition is a coalition of community partners who are dedicated to improving the quality of life of families and communities within the city of Philadelphia that have been disproportionately affected by poverty, crime and violence. The Coalition focuses its efforts on workshops, "pop-up clinics," program materials, blogs and podcasts that address the (8) Dimensions of Wellness identified by SAMHSA (the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) as effective tools in assisting communities and individuals in overcoming trauma, building resilience and enabling neighborhoods, youth, individuals and families, to thrive amidst life's challenges. These mutually interdependent wellness dimensions include physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, vocational, financial, and environmental.