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.
2015 Womenade Events will be: March 23, May 18, July 20, September 28,
and November 16.
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.
2015 Application periods: July 1st – 9th
October 29th – November 5th
When will the funds be available?
Granted funds are available the Wednesday following the Womenade potluck.
Application period: July 1st – 9th; Funds available: July 22nd.
Application period: September 10th-17th; Funds available: September 30th.
Application period: October 29th – November 5th; Funds available: November 18th.
Womenade of La Plata County
c/o The Women’s Resource Center
679 E. Second Ave., Suite 6
Durango, Colorado 81301