What is Womenade?
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 $35 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.
2018 Womenade Event Dates:
- January 22nd,
- March 19th,
- May 21st,
- July 23rd,
- September 17th
- November 12th
Please consider joining us!
For more information, contact the Women’s Resource Center at (970) 247-1242.
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.
2017 Application periods:
- January 4 – 11,
- March 1 – 8,
- May 3 – 10,
- July 5 – 12,
- September 6 – 13,
- October 25 – November 1
When will the funds be available?
Granted funds are available the Wednesday following the Womenade potluck.
Application period: October 26th – November 2nd; Funds available: November 15th
Can’t make it to the event, but want to donate?
Please make your check payable to “Womenade of La Plata County” and mail it to:
Womenade of La Plata County
c/o The Women’s Resource Center
679 E. Second Ave., Suite 6
Durango, Colorado 81301