Economic Empowerment

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Women in the community can access various types of support through the YWCA Mount Desert to achieve economic empowerment.

  • Safe and low-cost accommodations, which is often a life saver for a woman in transition
  • Sponsorship of events designed for women to market the handcrafts they have created
  • Help in funding educational opportunities for traditional and non-traditional students
  • Scholarships –The Ruth Hodgkins Scholarship was created as a resource for women pursuing a non-traditional course of study, offering financial assistance to women whose goals may not include a college degree.  Ruth Hodgkins Scholarship Application Form 
  • Programming to develop money management skills