Womenade is a grassroots organization that provides financial assistance through one-time grants of up to $500. The purpose of the program is to help individuals who are normally self-sufficient and are experiencing temporary and/or unexpected financial hardships get back on their feet and move forward in their lives.
Womenade evenings are held from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Rochester Hotel. Bring a potluck dish to share, a minimum $25 for the donation fund, and a friend. Applications are anonymously presented and donors vote to determine the recipients of the money raised that evening. Womenade funds have been used to help with car repairs, dental work, child care, and other emergencies.
2016 Womenade Events will be: January 25th, March 21st, May 16th, July 18th, September 26th & November 14th
Please consider joining us!
For more information, contact the Women’s Resource Center at (970) 247-1242.
Womenade Program FAQs
What is Womenade?
Womenade is a grassroots organization that provides financial assistance to individuals residing in La Plata County through one-time grants of up to $500. The purpose of the Womenade grant is to help those who are normally self-sufficient and are experiencing temporary and/or unexpected financial hardships.
What kind of needs can Womenade help with?
Womenade funds may be used to assist with:
- Past due bills like rent, utilities, or medical care
- Car repairs
- Child Care
- Other needs as determined by the advisory council
**Womenade does not assist with rental or utility deposits of any kind.
How do I apply for Womenade funds?
To apply, come to the Women’s Resource Center to pick up an application (679 E. Second Ave., Suite 6, Durango, CO). Applications are taken every other month during the dates listed below. Applications are not accepted outside of those dates. Applying for Womenade does not guarantee that you will receive funding.
2016 Application periods: January 7th – 9th, March 3rd – 10th, April 27th – May 4th, June 30th – July 7th, September 8th – 15th, October 27th – November 3rd
When will the funds be available?
Granted funds are available the Wednesday following the Womenade potluck.
Application period: January 7 – 9 ; Funds available: January 27th
Application period: March 3 – 10; Funds available: March 23rd.
Application period: April 27 – May 4; Funds available: May 18th.
Womenade of La Plata County
c/o The Women’s Resource Center
679 E. Second Ave., Suite 6
Durango, Colorado 81301