Give Hope This Holiday Season

Giving Tuesday and the holiday season provides folks with the opportunity to make a positive impact: we invite you to be a part of the transformative stories that define ReWA’s mission. Consider joining hands with us to support those who have triumphed over adversity and are now on a journey to brighter futures.

ReWA: A Lifeline for Domestic Violence Survivors

Embarking on a new life in a foreign country is challenging enough, but for survivors of domestic violence, the journey becomes even more daunting. Shocking statistics reveal that immigrant and undocumented women face abuse rates nearly three times the national average, reaching an alarming 49.8%. ReWA stands as a beacon of support for these survivors.

Consider the story of an individual who, six years ago, escaped an abusive relationship with just a bag in hand. ReWA became their played a pivotal role in guiding them through safety and security.

From Survival Mode to Software Engineer: The Power of Holistic Support

Imagine arriving in the United States with nothing but the clothes on your back and two children in tow. This was the reality for many newcomers, and it was the foundational need for childcare that led one mother to ReWA. Learning her story, our Early Learning Center team seamlessly connected her with our employment team for job search assistance.

Going beyond conventional support, our client not only accessed crucial job training but also enrolled in food assistance benefits and various services to support her family. ReWA’s holistic approach recognizes that true empowerment addresses diverse needs, aiming for full integration. Throughout her program, ReWA case managers served as unwavering pillars of support, resulting in our client now being employed as a software engineer at a large, local company.

Your Impact 

Your contribution can make a lasting impact on the lives of those who have overcome incredible challenges with the support of ReWA. Every donation counts, and together, we can ignite change that lasts a lifetime. Don’t let this opportunity pass by – give to ReWA today and be a part of the journey towards brighter futures for individuals and communities in need.

GiveBIG to Ukrainian Refugees in 2023

This GiveBIG, ReWA’s goal is to raise $100,000 to increase our capacity to remove barriers to housing, education, legal status, and employment for 200 Ukrainian refugees. By giving to ReWA this GiveBIG, you can help provide critical support to clients such as Ukrainian refugee Liudmyla. ReWA client Liudmyla’s dream in America was simple: build a foundation upon which to improve her life through work.

After traveling thousands of miles, first to Poland and then to the United States, bringing only a suitcase, Liudmyla was determined to make her dream come true. With the help of a ReWA case manager, Liudmyla connected with an employer in Federal Way, Washington, who recognized her skills and capabilities.  Despite initial language and cultural barriers, Liudmyla remained focused on her goal of becoming self-sufficient. After showing a strong commitment to her employer, she has been given advanced opportunities.

Liudmyla’s journey is a testament to the strength of the human spirit and the power of community support. As Liudmyla says: “never wait to act, be happy, and do good now.” Liudmyla attributes much of her success to ReWA. She regards ReWA as her second family and expresses gratitude for the emotional and practical support she has received. By receiving wraparound services that help in all areas of her life, she has been able to acclimate herself to the American way of life.

Please give today so ReWA can house, employ, train, and apply for legal status for 200 Ukrainians this year.

Mahnaz Eshetu, Executive Director