Women & Wishes' mission is to help better the lives of women by helping them advance economically, emotionally, educationally and socially. As we work together to fulfill these needs, Women and Wishes will positively impact the quality of lives of women and families of all ages.
Did you know that 97% of single parent households in Broward County are lead by women? And many of these women are middle income women who live paycheck to paycheck.
Women & Wishes is a 501c(3) non-profit organization consisting of an all volunteer board. We assist these women and their children during temporary challenges. We refer to these temporary challenges as a "bump in the road" on life's journey. These women do not qualify for federal or state assistance; providing them assistance to move past the "bump in the road" may be the difference between becoming another statistic or getting back on track to continue a healthy and productive life. This makes our organization unique by providing support to US citizens living in Broward and Palm Beach counties with no duplication of service by other organizations.
The women we help are supporting themselves and their children when they experience a temporary challenge due to a death, divorce, job loss, or medical issue. Women & Wishes facilitates assistance by granting this woman a one-time wish to move through and beyond this challenging time.
These women are as varied as their careers and situations. They are executives, teachers, nurses, sales representatives, state workers and real estate professionals to name a few. Their needs are varied as well. Some support we have provided includes assistance in getting help with auto repairs and tires, computers repaired, late rent payments, mortgage payments, legal assistance as well as getting an FPL bill paid or a water heater replaced. No women ever receives cash, we make the payment directly to the need.
“You have been created as one of a kind. On the planet Earth, there has never been one like you … and there never will be again. Your spirit, your thoughts and feelings, your ability to reason and act all exist in no one else. The rarities that make you special are no mere accident or quirk of fate."
Andy Andrews, The Butterfly Effect