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 minimum $35 for the donation fund and a friend. Appetizers will be provided and a cash bar is available. 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.
2019 Womenade Event Dates:
- January 21
- March 25
- May 20
- July 22
- September 23
- November 18
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.
2018 Application periods:
- January 3 – 9
- March 7 – 13
- May 2 – 8
- July 5 – 10
- September 5 – 11
- October 31 – November 6
When will the funds be available?
Granted funds are available the Wednesday following the Womenade event.
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., Unit 6
Durango, Colorado 81301