NOTE: Womenade in-person events are canceled until further notice due to coronavirus, but we still need donations (below) to serve our clients in need.
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.
2020 Womenade Event Dates:
- January 20
- March 23
- May 18
- July 20
- September 21
- November 16
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 (679 E. Second Ave., Suite 6, Durango, CO) to fill out our intake form, chat with one of our staff members or volunteers, and pick up an application. Make sure you obtain the Womenade application from Women’s Resource Center only, as changes to the form are often made, and out-of-date applications will not be considered. 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.
All applicants must be Women’s Resource Center clients, meaning they have filled out our intake form within the current year and they have discussed their financial situation with one of our staff members or volunteers.
IN ORDER FOR AN APPLICATION TO BE ACCEPTED, IT MUST INCLUDE COPIES OF THE PAST DUE BILLS OR ESTIMATES FOR WHICH YOU ARE REQUESTING ASSISTANCE. INCOMPLETE OR LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
2020 Application periods:
- January 2 – 8
- March 5 – 11
- April 30 – May 6
- July 2 – 8
- September 3 – 9
- October 29 – November 4
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